Varanasi

TripAdvisor Varanasi, or Benaras, (also known as Kashi) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi`s Prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrevealed. Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.

To be in Varanasi is an experience in itself, an experience in self–discovery and eternal oneness of the body and soul. To every visitor; Varanasi offers a breathtaking experience. The rays of the dawn shimmering across the Ganges, the high-banks, the temples and shrines along the banks bathed in a golden hue soul stirring hymns and mantras along with the fragrance of incense filling the air. In this intoxicating ‘city of widows’, where funeral pyres smoulder beside the river in which thousands of pilgrims bathe, and, you discovers a remarkable interplay between death and life, light and dark.

To die in the city beside the river of life is to die with a promise of redemption, a promise to be liberated from the endless cycle of life and death and reincarnation, and to gain moksha or eternal absolution. So for centuries thousands of people have come to Banaras to die and thousands have brought the ashes of the dead here to immerse them in the holy waters.

Heritage city is , mainly divided in two parts, River Front (Ghats), and, Back Alley Ways going through, parallel to the river.

Sarnath is where Buddha started the religion Buddhism and is situated 13 KM North-East of Varanasi.

On the SOUTHERN side of the city, Ramnagar Fort, Banaras Hindu University, Ancient Temples and water Ponds are worth seeing.

We are interested to bring you in direct contact with ever happy local life, to interact with people and try out delicious and hygienic, local cuisines, as Varanasi is world over famous among Indians for its variety of Street Food.

Varanasi Walking Tour is promoted by Girish Rijhwani, a commerce graduate from Symbiosis Pune, whose family has been in tourism last 38 years. Girish is born and brought up in Varanasi , and, has passion to show Varanasi at its best.

To show you the temples, ghats and walk through the Alley Ways, Bazaars and life.

We offer Walking Tours, Boat Tours and Food Tours.

Let’s go on a walk…………………






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Awesome! They took us on one of the walks. We have to get up early in the morning to enjoy this amazing boat journey at dawn, where we see the locals and the tourist worshipping, bathing, practicing yoga on the Ghats of the river Ganga while our guide explains us the story behind all the Ghats. - Alexender

Fascinating Walk! Wow! an amazing guide, enjoy a walking sightseeing through the cultural and ancient life of Varanasi. He take us from South to North in the entire heritage city for a walk. He provide us a range of clean and hygienic foods on the way, if I go back I will definitely walk with him and his group again! - John Kerry

Why Choose Us?

VARANASI WALKING TOUR IS PROMOTED BY MALIKA AND HARISH RIJHWANI, WHO HAVE BEEN SERVING VISITING FOREIGN TOURIST LAST 36 YEARS THROUGH THEIR SILK/PASHMINA TEXTILE SHOP "PARASLAKSHMI EXPORTS" AND A B&B “HOMESTAY". KINDLY DO CHECK SOME OF OUR REVIEWS ON GOOGLE, TRIPADVISOR AND LONELY PLANET.

ALL OUR TOURS ARE DESIGNED IN A WAY TO SHOW BEST OF VARANASI'S SPIRITUAL AND TRADITIONAL LIFE AND WE ARE HAPPY TO DESIGN A CUSTOM TOUR TO FULFILL YOUR PERSONAL QUEST.

A YOUNG, PASSIONATE AND DEDICATED TEAM OF NATIVE EXPLORERS WHO ARE BORN IN VARANASI AND THEY ALL HAVE A GREAT KNOWLEDGE AND PLEASURE IN SHOWING THE EVER HAPPY BOHEMIAN LIFE OF VARANASI.

Address: HOMESTAY D-61/16,Sidhgiri Bagh, Varanasi-221010.India.

Phone: +91 9415449348

Email: walkingforhappiness@gmail.com, harishrijhwani@gmail.com