Few tourists ever wind there way through the bazaars in the Northern alleys of the old city where you will find hidden alleys leading directly through the sacred zone of Banaras to the oldest sites of the city.

As you enter the lanes of the Northern part of the city you will get to peep inside the shops, temples and lives of people who have never left their street for years. This bazaar has so many twists and turns we even get confused, but that is what makes it so great, come get lost with us!


Rs. 2000/- per person (1)
Rs. 1600/- per person (2-3)
Rs. 1400/- per person (4-5)
Rs. 1200/- per person (6+)

Includes temple charges and water as needed.


The duration of the walk is 2.5 – 3hrs. This walk can be booked anytime and works best mid-morning or mid-afternoon. If you have special requirements just ask and we will do our best to assist you!

Need a Lift?

We can pick you up from your hotel on a cycle rickshaw
(additional INR 250/person for riverside hotels & INR 500/person for city hotels, not including transport costs).

  • The perfect activity for a solo woman traveller. As a solo woman traveling for the first time in Varanasi, hiring a guide from the Varanasi Walks was the best decision. Walking with Nomi allowed me to understand, discover and feel Varanasi in a way that would of not been possible on my own.

    Sofie, Montreal, Canada
  • Incredible! Best way to experience Varanasi! There is no other way to experience Varanasi – taking a Varanasi Walks Tour is a MUST! Anyone visiting Varanasi should book a tour with Varanasi Walks – it is worth it 10,000 times.

    Arista, Roodepoort, South Africa
  • Well worth the money! What fabulous tours! I totally enjoyed all of the tours I arranged through Varanasi Walks which included two boat tours and two walking tours. The tours were well paced and my guide Mr. Amrit was a wealth of information. I learned so much about Hindi traditions, Varanasi culture and history.

    Christine, Indiana, USA

Where to meet

Phulwari Resturant / Maharajah’s Gate is located just North of Godaulia round-a-bout, which has a police post and the entrance of the main bazaar of the Dasaswmedh Ghat area. Have a chai or cold drink if you reach early!

Phulwari Cafe / Maharajah's Gate

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Phulwari Cafe / Maharajah\'s Gate 25.309733, 83.007092

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