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Essential Varanasi Walk (North)

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Experience hosted by Aayush

3 hours
Includes food, tickets, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Starting in the heart of the old city, the walk takes you through its colourful markets, captivating places of worship, ancient buildings of stupendous architecture, and even greater stories!

Understand the key elements of Hindu philosophy, how Varanasi's unique Geography led to its becoming India's spiritual capital, and the city’s compelling take on Death & Moksha (Salvation). Punctuated with frequent hidden-in-the-corner spots of solace amidst the hustle-bustle, the walk perfectly emulates the eccentricities of Banaras!

Aayush's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Traditional snacks in a heritage food joint
  • Tickets
  • Equipment
    Storyteller well versed with Varanasi’s heritage, India, and English
From ₹2,625
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Aayush

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • Identity verified
I am an avid traveller who quit my job at a global management consulting firm to spread my love for exploring places & discovering new cultures.
My co-host 1 is Anupam. He is the man around town with a camera! Exploring the alleys of Varanasi from a photographer's perspective for 12 years, Anupam has a familiarity with his city that is hard to rival.
Co-host 2 is Mudita. With roots going back seven generations in the city, Mudita is a true Banarasi at heart. A foodie at heart, she will introduce you to the best local hangouts. She is also an amateur dancer, nature lover, and travel enthusiast.
Co-host 3 is Saurabh. He engages and enthralls his audience with rare panache. His love for Public speaking and Poetry led him to anchor several major heritage shows, where he got a chance to learn more about Varanasi from her most eloquent lovers
I am an avid traveller who quit my job at a global management consulting firm to spread my love for exploring places & discovering new cultures.
My co-host 1 is Anupam. He is the man around town with a camera! Exploring the alleys of Varanasi from a photographer's perspective for 12 years, Anupam has a familiarity with his city that is hard to rival.
Co-host 2 is Mudita. With roots going back seven generations in the city, Mudita is a true Banarasi at heart. A foodie at heart, she wil…
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Where you'll be

- Beautiful hidden gems in the alleyways – 300-year-old haveli of a prolific writer, a peaceful temple with exquisite architecture
- Colourful markets – flowers, copper and bronze, cloth, etc.
- Manikarnika, the cremation Ghat - understanding Varanasi’s association with death and Moksha
- Key elements of Hindu philosophy, Varanasi’s history, geography, and urban design
- Paan/Lassi at vintage Food Joints

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Sunglasses

Comfortable footwear