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Address: B2/225, B-6-A, Bhadaini, Varanasi 221005, India
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+91 99361 80896

Banaras (Varanasi/Kashi) is the mosaic of Indian culture with respect to...

Banaras (Varanasi/Kashi) is the mosaic of Indian culture with respect to representing the diversity and the distinctiveness of the regional cultures of India through superimposition in the passage of time. People from all parts of India, speaking different languages and dialects and carrying their own traits, taboos and traditional have settled in this city. Ultimately they accepted Vishvanath Shiva as their main deity. In Banaras alone, there are over 3600 Hindu shrines and temles, 1388 Muslim shrines and mosques, 42 Sikh temples, 12 churches, 3 Jain temples, 9 Buddhist temples and several other sacred sites and places. it is said 'by seeing Varanasi, one can see as much of life as the whole India can show'; but it is not easy to comprehend for those who stand outside the Hindu trandition. The stories of Ganga would change, but the motherly river lives on. The 6.5 KMs long riverfront of river Ganga in Varanasi, possesses a unique history, specific vision of magnificent architectural row of lofty buildings and holy sites.In a way, the city of Banaras is perceived as an intellectual laboratory of humanity where any aspects of life, from past to future, tradition to modernity, chaos to order, realization to revelation, perspectives to prospects, illusion to vision, death to life, displacement to settlement...and so on,... can easily be seen, envisioned, portrayed, purveyed, and also presented a model frame for step forward in understand and co-sharing by making bridge between locality and universality, and also between humanity and divinity.The merit of Varanasi lies in the fact that there is so much for every need and every mood, that there can be no one who returns from here less than inspired. We, Groovy tours, has specialized division to cater to the needs of all types of travelers; whether it is a guest looking for safety and security of escorted group tours, or someone seeking exclusive customized tour package, business traveler, a pilgrim or someone just looking to walk in the hidden alleys of one of the oldest living cities on the planet.Lets explore Varanasi with us!!!

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Amazing Varanasi

We booked a whole day private tour for our family and everything was great, they arranged even the transfers from airport to hotel and again to airport. Our guide, Rajan, had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
denise c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a whole day private tour for our family and everything was great, they arranged even the transfers from airport to hotel and again to airport. Our guide, Rajan, had a profound knowledge of the sites he showed us, and we really aprecciated a lot the whole tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic visit in Varanasi, together with Mr. Rajan. Mr. Rajan is a very friendly and sympathetic gentleman, with a lot of local knowledge. He shared many interesting facts, and point of views, during our full day tour. We got to see places outside the tourist area, and he showed us a lot of interesting spots. Our favourites... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did four tours with Nandan of Groovy Tours in Varanasi. We did two walking tours, one morning tour on the river, and one evening tour on the trivet. Five words to describe Nandan would be smart, worldly, interesting, orgnainized, and passionate. It was almost as if we were with a family member as he showed us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bank of Ganga is having sacred place for hindu religion the best part of this place is The Ganga Arti.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL!!!! We had Mr. Devesh for our tour guide and I wish we could have met him earlier, as we would have hired him for our entire trip through India!! He knew everything about the city, all the history, all the culture, and was able to answer every single one of my questions. As a religion major in college,... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rarely hire guides/tours but are so thankful that we decided to hire Groovy Tours for a 2 Day Varanasi tour. Our guide Nanda, who grew up in Varanasi, showed us a side of the city that we never would have seen on our own. With Nanda's guidance we were able to relax into the experience and not have to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Tour. I really enjoyed my time with Rajan on this tour. Due to limited time in Varanasi he arranged a tour to suit my needs. My personal highlight was the dawn and dusk boat ride. I managed to get the boat with only the guide & boatman, which was a bonus, when observe the other tourist’s all squashed up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide, Mr Nanda, was excellent. He operated in tandem with driver Sanjay who was also a contributor to the overall experience. First, we were picked up early morning from our flight from Delhi. We were taken to Sarnath where Nanda explained to us the significance of the site and pertinent names/functions of memorials. The details he provided were super... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an excellent experience with Groovy Tours. Over 1.5 days, I had a tour of Sarnath, a walking tour through Varanasi, evening boat ride, morning boat ride, and visit to South Varanasi. Nandan met me at the Varanasi airport with a clear marked sign and both he and Rajan (the two guides I had over my time) were high-energy,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

We did the 2 day Varanasi classic with Groovy Tours and really enjoyed it. We had done a Golden Triangle tour with another company earlier and this was a far better experience. The staff were all friendly, happy and helpful. The guides spoke English very well and were easy to understand. It was easy to talk to them and get... More 

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