About Our Guided Tours
Welcome to the world’s most ancient continuously inhabited city – Varanasi. The place where not only people come to wash up their sins but also to learn a lifestyle which is in fact so obvious and strange at the same time.
Varanasi, deriving its name from Varuna and Assi, is actually a confluence of three rivers (Varuna, Assi and Ganga) and within the core of the city lies ‘Kashi’ (name as per holy books).
We aim to provide a wide perspective of the city which in turn helps you to understand the city, its lifestyle, cultures, traditions, beliefs, worships and its diverse inhabitants.
The city has a number of vibrant sites to be explored, especially its street life and a grand history of around 2000 major temples. Kashi is said to be a home to two crore (20 million) Gods and Goddesses. This place is not only for the practitioners of Hinduism, but it’s better to refer as a place for all to learn and witness the human beliefs and rituals.
Get to know Lord Shiva in the light of ebullient spirituality, walk with Buddha following his footprints at Sarnath and grasp the meaning of being alive in this mystical city where life & death occur simultaneously.
Our city has a lot to tell. Are you ready to fall in love with it?
Who Are Walkie-Talkie Mates?
We’re a group of new-age tour guides motivated to show you our city in a fun & interactive way. To offer you a memorable Varanasi experience, we, in association with International Travellers’ Hostel, have curated a few tour packages. Check them out below:
DAY 1 – Northern Stretch (The Evening Walk): Witness mesmerizing sunrise at Assi Ghat with Yoga session and morning Aarti.
DAY 2 – Southern Stretch (The Morning Walk): Boating and walking tour around the old part of the eternal city.
DAY 3 – Sarnath (The Buddhist Pilgrimage): Learn about Buddha and Ashoka the Great, who spread Buddhism across Asia.
Walk and drive through the heart of the city grazing its omnipresent spirituality through the inner senses. Witness timeless legends engraved in the numerous ancient temples. Visit the traditional handloom factories famed for their age-old craftsmanship. Indulge in the popular local cuisines comprising primarily of street food and beverages.
Old City Solo
Old City Duo
Old City Group
The Mystical Kashi
Old city of Varanasi is a beautiful place with magnificent riverside views and a boating experience like none other – truly unmatched by anything else in the world!
We strongly encourage independent travel, and therefore offer an offbeat Varanasi Travel Guide on our Travel Guides & Stories portal The Yellow Tuk-Tuk. Our guide is designed for intrepid travellers who prefer wandering on their own to explore.
Besides its biggest attraction…the Ganges, Varanasi is famous for its historical temples. Literally, thousands of temples line up the streets and alleys of this ancient city.
Divine Mornings by the Ganges
One of the most enchanting experiences you can get in the world is witnessing the sun rise over the Ganges in Varanasi. The sounds of the daily morning rituals (Aarti) performed by the priests, of the temple bells ringing and of the chirping birds mingled with the calmness of the river and of the water splashing from the rowing boats creates a truly magical atmosphere.
The best place to enjoy the sunrise is being on the ghats (the stairways leading to the river) watching the sun appear over the east bank of the river. Alternatively you may also be boating and watch the golden rays of the sun begin to shine on the several heritage buildings of the ancient city Kashi lining the west bank.
Peaceful Evenings on the Ghats
Contrary to the wee hours, evenings in the city are typically bustling with an unimaginable diversity of life. The famous Ganga Aarti ceremonies performed every evening on Dashashwamedh Ghat and Assi Ghat can be enjoyed on the ghats themselves as well as from boats. The rituals performed in the evenings are on a grander scale and are quite an exhibit.
With the nighttime settling in, and along with it the receding sounds of the city around, spending time at the riverside before calling it a day is a good way to bring your soul to calm.
The ghats are lined up with a diverse range of cafés and restaurants that are recommendable for a quick snack as well as supper.
Food & City Life
Varanasi has some of India’s best and yet largely mysteriously hidden food scene to offer…believe it or not. Ranging from the obvious local street food specialties such as Gol Gappa and Lassi to the not-so-obvious Alsace’s famous Flammkuchen; authentic wood-fired oven Italian pizza to American Apple Pie to German bakery; Cheesecake to raw vegan eateries – there truly is a diverse landscape of exciting food joints. You’ve just got to know where to look. That’s why the guys at Walkie-Talkie Mates have done all the homework for you. Join a foodie mate on one of their palatable Food Tours to discover the best that Varanasi has to offer.