Walk with us into the alleys of the Ansari weavers, sari makers and see the beautiful detail work done by hand in homes and courtyards by traditional Banaras artisans. A short history of the silk trade and elite artist courtesans’ role in the city is given as well.

You will also see people handcrafting images of gods & goddesses and stretching silk strings to be woven in the park. As you walk through the inner lanes you will end up strolling down Dal Mandi, the former courtesan’s street, to the tabla drum makers, which is now a vibrant Muslim bazaar!



Cost

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.

Schedule

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

Harmony Bookshop is located at Assi Ghat. Turn off the main road between Godowlia & Banaras Hindu University, toward the river. It’s just past Palace on Ganges Hotel. You can ask any passerby.

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Harmony Bookshop 25.288434, 83.005893

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