Walk with us through the city of learning & burning and see Banaras when it is known as ‘Mahashamstana’, the great cremation ground of Shiva. It is here will you will traverse from the land of the living to the houses of the dying.

Walk with us at night through the city and see Banaras as Mahashamstana, the great cremation ground.  We begin at sacred fertility ponds then traverse in semi-darkness to the Ashram of the Aghor, a path of tantric non-dualism, well known for their black-clothed renunciants who meditate in the cremation grounds.  You will get a taste of death & rebirth while discussing the differences between Vedic & Tantric philosophy as you wander through Kali temples to the cremation grounds.  The tour ends with an evening temple worship service.



Cost

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

Schedule

This walk can be booked anytime between 7:00-20:00. 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 + 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 just off the main BHU road (Malviya Road) at the end of Asi Ghat Road. Follow Asi Ghat Road down toward the river. You can ask any passerby.

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Harmony Bookshop

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Harmony Bookshop 25.288551, 83.005925

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