Unlock the secrets of Kashi with Varanasi Guru


Often called the Mecca of photographers, Varanasi is one of the best places in the world to practice street photography. Try your hands under the guidance of the best photography mentors in Varanasi.


varanasi photography tour




1 day



Group Size

1- 5 Guest


Mentor fee, Food, Boat Ride, day travel expenses

About Varanasi Photography Tour & Workshop

In this Varanasi Photography Tour & Workshop, you will spend a full day in the Mecca of street Photography with award-winning street photographers, a full-day exploration of the holy city teeming with vibrant life and captivating scenes. Led by acclaimed street photography masters, this immersive workshop is designed to elevate your photography skills, capture stunning images, and maximize your creative potential on street photography.


  • Masterful Street Photography: Learn from award-winning mentors who will guide you in composition, lighting, and storytelling techniques specific to street photography in India.
  • Golden Hour Magic: Capture the breathtaking beauty of Varanasi bathed in the warm glow of sunrise & sunset during this Varanasi photography one-day tour of 2024.
  • Insider Access: Gain exclusive insights and explore hidden gems beyond the typical tourist trail on this Varanasi photography guide-led tour.
  • Personalized Guidance: Receive individual feedback and support throughout the day to refine your approach and achieve your photographic goals in this Varanasi photography masterclass.
  • Unforgettable Memories: Return home with a portfolio of captivating images that truly capture the essence of Varanasi in this Varanasi photography workshop for beginners and professionals alike.

This tour is perfect for

  • Aspiring and experienced photographers seeking to hone their street photography skills.
  • Travelers seeking a unique and immersive experience in Varanasi.
  • Anyone passionate about capturing the soul of a city through the lens.
  • Documentary Filmmaker, Journalist, Instagram Creators, or hobbyist photographers.


PLEASE NOTE – This itinerary serves as a rough sketch for the walk. We do not disclose our full itinerary online to avoid crowding in eco-sensitive places.

Each experience is hand-crafted and tailored to meet your specific needs.

Before Enrollment - Discover a curated selection of mentors, each with impressive portfolios and achievements. Explore their profiles, select someone who resonates with your vision, and share your goals and aspirations.

After Enrollment - You will be connected to us via whatsapp and we will have a call to understand your needs and expectations. Based on your briefing, your chosen mentor will then craft a unique itinerary tailored to your interests, ensuring an enriching and personalized journey. 

No additional charges apply for these customizations. A more generic/dummy itinerary for your idea is given below.

No trip to Varanasi is complete without experiencing the awe-inspiring Ganga Aarti. Our tour culminates with this mesmerizing fire ritual, where your expert mentor will not only decode the symbolic gestures and chants, but also guide you to the best spots to truly immerse yourself in the experience and capture stunning photos of this unforgettable moment.

Meeting Poing

Frequently Asked Questions

Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun. You can also bring a water bottle, a small notebook for notes, and some cash for small purchases.

Early mornings offer pleasant temperatures and beautiful sunrise views. However, evenings can also be a serene experience. Dress according to the season.

We respect the privacy and traditions of those visiting the ghats. Please be mindful of taking pictures of individuals, especially during rituals or private moments. Your mentor will guide you.

Remember that the ghats are sacred spaces for Hindus. Maintain a quiet and respectful demeanor. Avoid loud talking, pointing, or making disrespectful gestures. Be mindful of local customs and traditions.

Dress modestly and respectfully. Loose, comfortable clothing that covers your shoulders and knees is recommended. Avoid revealing attire, which may draw unwanted attention. Footwear should be comfortable for walking on uneven surfaces.

We’re always here to help! You can reach us through Call, WhatsApp(+91-9711115192) and Emails (Hello@varanasiguru.com). We aim to respond within 24 hours during business hours.

We understand that plans can change. You can cancel your walk up to 4 days before the scheduled time for a full refund. If you have any questions or need clarification, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Contact us via call, email or whatsapp on the details given below for exclusive group discount.

Hear It From Our Clients | Testimonials
Walking with a friend Sourabh was the absolute best storyteller. He made us feel like we were walking around with a friend. He has a huge enthusiasm for history, and loves to tell you about what you’re seeing but also his thoughts on why it matters. He wants you to enjoy and you can’t help but do that. You’ll be asking so many questions as you learn more and more. We went first thing, seeing the morning aarti and meandered through the ghats, unexpected places and stories popping up everywhere. A storyteller, not a guide, Sourabh is a breath of fresh air for tourists looking to learn and gain a deeper understanding of Varanasi - anything else you learn is a welcome bonus. Enjoy.
Gursimran Basra
Gursimran Basra
Experience the core of Banaras with Varanasi Guru Saurabh from Varanasi Guru provided an exceptional walking tour experience, showcasing in-depth knowledge of the city. The tour encompassed food and culture exploration, delivering a superb overall experience. I was with Varanasi Guru for 4 days on the occasion of Dev Deepawali and couldn't have asked for more. Saurabh helped explore different ghats during different time's of the day to witness the life going around. I would highly suggest Varanasi Guru for your next visit to Banaras to experience the core.
Ekaterina Karabanova
Ekaterina Karabanova
I am so glad that I did it! Thanks a lot for showing me your beautiful city. Picture strolling down old streets before sunrise, sipping hot chai, and hearing amazing stories from a guide who felt like a local friend. From the sunlight on temple spires to the boatman on the Ganges, every moment was like feeling Varanasi's heartbeat. It wasn't just sightseeing; it was a chance to truly connect with the city, understand its stories, and even share some Bollywood gossip. Sourabh made me feel like a welcomed guest, not just a tourist, and when I left, I carried not just souvenirs but a piece of Varanasi etched in my heart. If you want an experience beyond the postcard version, trust me, Varanasi Guru is the way to go – it's like making a new friend and letting your soul soak in the ancient vibes of this incredible city. ?
We had best heritage walk experience in Varanasi. Thank you! We had a great experience with them. The guide, Sourabh was very knowledgeable and was also kind enough to customize the walk as per our interests. We wanted to focus more on the history of the city and understand the Hindu rituals at the Ghats. The best part of the entire tour was the storytelling session on the boat ride. He was very patient and answered all our questions. Overall it was a great experience and we are looking forward to coming back in November for the Dev Diwali tour with them.
Thank you, Varanasi Guru, for showing us the magic that lies beyond the obvious. Had a great experience exploring the city Our guide, Saurabh, wasn't just a walking encyclopedia. He was a storyteller, weaving together history, myth, and personal anecdotes, bringing the stories of Varanasi's temples, palaces, and hidden gems to life. The walk wasn't a rigid itinerary. It ebbed and flowed like the Ganges itself, adapting to our curiosity and questions. We stumbled upon local rituals, tasted forgotten delicacies in bustling alleys, and even ventured into a hidden courtyard where generations of silk weavers continue their ancient craft. Every moment was a surprise, a window into the city's hidden soul. But beyond the sights and sounds, Varanasi Guru's walk offered something deeper. It was a meditation on life and mortality, played out on the stage of the ghats. As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting long shadows across the river, we witnessed the daily ritual of life and death, a stark reminder of impermanence and the enduring beauty of human connection.
Getting to know Varanasi like never before! This was my third visit to Varanasi and the most memorable one. Accompanied by Sourabh Bhattacharya of Varanasi Guru, I was introduced to this incredible city like never before. Varanasi's rich treasure of history, mythology and culture was gently unravelled by Sourabh through his profound knowledge and understanding of the essence of the city. To anyone who wants to really know Varanasi, I'd recommend the walk by Varanasi Guru in a blink of an eye. Anyone can show you a city but it takes a team of special individuals who love Varanasi to help you know her well.
Brian Dean
Brian Dean
They make you feel the city Very well curated walk. The whole feeling of "Slowing down and living the moment" was the soul of it. Loved how the team was able to answer all our questions related to history and Indian mythology. If you're a traveler who likes to feel the places more than just visiting them just for the sake of pictures then do take a walk with them. They had a photographer and video guy so we didn't have to waste time on our stupid ass phone.
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