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Walking tours in Varanasi provided by Sachan Walking Tours

Walking tours in Varanasi
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About
I am a licensed guide by 'The Ministry of Tourism & Culture' which is actually pretty rare in Varanasi. That ensures that you are with a well-trained & learned person. We are professional & understand the manners of foreign countries as well. We follow certain business ethos & work culture. Satisfaction of the guests is our priority.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 242422P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • anything which is not mentioned
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • St. Thomas Church, 8254+P59, Girja Ghar, Ramapura Luxa, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India just at the front of the church gate
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Wear smart casual dress and good shoes, we will have to walk a good distance.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • anything which is not mentioned
Departure details
  • St. Thomas Church, 8254+P59, Girja Ghar, Ramapura Luxa, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India just at the front of the church gate
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Wear smart casual dress and good shoes, we will have to walk a good distance.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    St. Thomas Church
    8254+P59, Girja Ghar, Ramapura Luxa, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
    just at the front of the church gate
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Banaras Ghats
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Anu S
Mumbai, India1 contribution
Nice tours
Dec 2020 • Friends
We were a group of 6 people from Mumbai. Karan organized everything well in advance. We did two of walking tours and morning boat ride.
He is very well mannered, professional, knowledgeable and had lots of patience to answer all of our questions. Am not sure if Varanasi was same without him. Highly recommended. Thanks Karan to make our trip memorable.
Written 24 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

raul
London, UK1 contribution
Scholarly tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
It was in the second week of March just before lock down was imposed in India. We were lucky to experience one of the oldest inhabitated towns of the world.
Had a fabulous day with Karen and visited the back lanes, did boat tour and a short visit of Sarnath before departure. He has a lot of experience in art world and History. One need to experience himself to get so much of information from him. Just go for Sachan Walking Tour.
Written 17 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

adi s
3 contributions
Very good & informative tours
Feb 2020 • Friends
Had a great opportunity to see the city, Sarnath and local culture, people, myriad number of temples and so much with very knowledgeable guide Mr. Sachaan. We were lucky to book him in advance to be benefitted by him and his rich experience to show us.
It was overall a very good day with him.
(We did tours in February, 2020, sorry to post the review after so long).
Success with your work.
Written 13 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tanna K
2 contributions
A wonderful experience with a kind, knowledgeable guide
Jan 2020
I wrote a trip review for Karan after my trip to Varanasi in 2018. I went back to India at the beginning of 2020 (prior to the lock down) and absolutely had to go back to do another tour with Karan since we have kept in touch since my first trip. In my last review I stated how nice it was that I felt like I was leaving India with a new friend, and that has not changed. He is honest, kind, and extremely knowledgeable, and I cannot recommend his services highly enough. I place a lot of stock in who people are, and he is someone I value as a person.

Separately, as a woman who frequently travels alone, I feel safe with him. This feeling is worth a lot to me, so I encourage solo female travelers to consider his services if they are looking for a tour guide. You will feel like you're being cared for by a friend and you will learn a ton about India in the process. I love learning from him.

The next time you're in the northern part of India, do yourself a favor and book with him. He is well worth it.
Written 20 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matjaz Tancic
Shanghai, China11 contributions
A food tour, boat tour in Varanasi and tour of perfume capital of India - Kannauj
Feb 2020
Karan was everything and much more of what I expected. I have traveled the world and I usually dont take tours but in Varanasi I knew that I wont see, learn, hear as much as I would like to without a proper guide. As a photojournalist I have high requirements of what I want to see and this is the most hidden spots without any other tourists. Karan prepared a perfect tour in the city that fulfilled all the expectations! I needed a person that know every street, knows the story of the people living there and can answer any question no mater how specific or banal it is. I was so satisfied with his performance that I have hired him also as a producer, translator, fixer in the incredible Kannauj which was another unforgettable adventure!
Written 15 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Perky2015
Poole, UK3 contributions
Direct to the most interesting places in this wonderful city Varanasi
Mar 2020
Karan easy going friendly and helpful. In depth knowledge of district, history and theology made for a most interesting and unforgettable day. John in Dorset UK
Written 6 April 2020
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Sarah B
13 contributions
Amazing experience
Mar 2020 • Solo
If you are looking for a guide in Varanasi/India, stop looking. Karan is an amazing guide. His knowledge about Varanasi - and far beyond- is great! He arranged my pick up and drop off to the airport, escorted me to my hotel, took me for lunch, told me sooo much about Varanasi, India, Hindoism etc, took the walking tour, morning and evening boat ride....
Couldn’t have asked for a better person to show me around. Really, don’t hesitate! Varanasi is the most wonderful place on earth and I wouldn’t have seen it the same way without Karan. Thanks again for the wonderful experience!
Written 22 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dani Q
3 contributions
Varanasi walking tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
We absolutely loved the walking tour. A friend highly recommended Karan to us, so we got in touch and he quickly replied and booked us for a walking tour around Varanasi. Karan was so helpful and have so much knowledge about Varanasi and Indian history and culture in general. Karan answer all of our questions and took us around places that we would have possibly never found without him. You can tell that he loves Varanasi and his country and he's more than happy to share all of his knowledge. Once we left Varanasi Karan kept making sure that we were OK texting and asking how our travel around India was going, and offering advise. Overall, the walking tour was an amazing experience that we will recommend, very enjoyable and interesting. 100% we will repeat it when we come back to Varanasi.
Written 16 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Laura J
2 contributions
Excellent Walking tour of Varanasi!
Mar 2020 • Couples
We booked a tour with Karan when in Varanasi and it was the best thing we did when there. He was passionate and very knowledgeable and the time flew by. We got to see lots of parts of Varanasi we would have never seen on our own and we also picked up some street food along the way and some chai.

I felt ill along the tour and he was so kind in giving me time to have a drink and feel better and even though this took up our tour time he didn't cut it short which I was so grateful for. We actually ended up being with him all day! At the end of the day we were sad to leave him!

He gave us great recommendations for the rest of our trip as well.

I would fully recommend taking this tour or getting in touch with Karan about any travelling you do in India as I know he works in many areas. We were so glad we booked with him. We had many guides while we travelled in India but he was the best!
Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SergioTota
Greater London, UK7 contributions
Varanasi day tour with Karan
We had a great day with Karan for our day tour in Varanasi. We started with a boat ride at sunrise, then went to Sarnath and finally had an amazing walk in the heart of the city. Karan is very knowledgeable and professional and speaks an amazingly good English. He showed us the hidden gems of the city and offered us a fully immersive experience with the local people of Varanasi. We highly recommend him for any trip in and around Varanasi.
Written 7 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Amazing and educational guide!
Karen was absolutely wonderful. He took us on a sunrise boat tour and explain all the history of the Ghats. He is a
Traveler523228
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Great tour and boat ride!
Karan was great! Got to learn a lot more about the city and had an amazing time crossing the river this evening as
ErinChen_theRed
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Wonderful Boat Tour
Happy to meet Karan. He is warm and friendly and wise. I got a very good experience and learn a lot. Highly Recomme
masnkale123
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Ganga ghat
This was my amazing experience till date. Enjoyed a lot. Gonna make this again with my family for sure.
Charukeshee
Charukeshee
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A ride to remember!
River Ganga, it’s Sandhya Aarti and it’s ghats will have a major impact on you, but our boat tour guide - Mr. Karan
debo731
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Astonishingly good
Had the most wonderful tour with Karan! Probably the best tour guide I've ever had anywhere. He is sensible, sensit
Ariel S
Ariel S
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Knowledgeable, nice and super smart - don't see Varanasi without Karan!
Visiting Varansi without a guide is a big mistake - there is no way one can understand the place, the culture, peop
Sat71
Sat71
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"Simply the best person"
I only wish we get a person like Karan in all the tourist places. Our walking tour with Karan was simply the best,
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Manish_Arora_1985
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Spiritual Place can be exciting - but you will need Karan
When i started thinking of visiting Kashi as it should be called, people were ohhh ok, it an extended temple run. T
don2earth
don2earth
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Great Day in Varanasi
Karan is a wonderful guide. He’s personable, knowledgeable, friendly, sincere and genuine. Communication before, d
christin13713
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Varanasi Northern Walking Tour
Karan is hands down THE best tourguide I ever had! Not only is he extremely knowledgeable and is able to answer all
Saloniarora
Saloniarora
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Trip to Varanasi
Our first trip to Varanasi was amazing because of Karan. Our morning and evening Aarti, boat ride, Sarnath tour and
Divya G
Divya G
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Worth a shot, much recommended
We had a wonderful time at the sunrise and sunset boat tour with Karan. We were group of families traveled to Varan
ShaliniMahto
ShaliniMahto
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A perfect Varanasi trip ☺️
Having my first trip to varanasi with help of karan's tour plan was worth.. I took morning boat ride and dev Diwali
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Amazing guide with best service
Thank you Varan for a great walking tour, customizing everything and recommending the best food to experience the b
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