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Meet us

Your hosts and friends in India

Streetwise Varanasi Tours was founded in 2014 with the goal of establishing a truly exceptional travel agency in the Varanasi area that offers the best service and makes our clients feel satisfied. Our team of experienced guides are passionate about making our clients happy, and we do everything we can to ensure excellent customer service. Our guides are locals and authorized who know their homeland as only locals do; They are eager to take you off the well-trod tourist trail and help you gain a true understanding of the splendid city of Varanasi. We offer our service in many different languages: Hindi, English, Italian, Spanish, French, Japanese .... We have an extensive and exclusive  offer of tours but if you have other ideas about the places you want to visit or the activities you want to do, tell us and We will make itineraries of your dream! We also prepare transportation for transfers from the airport to the hotel or from a tourist destination to the others. Feel welcome!

Be at home with Streetwise Varanasi Tours.  
Below these lines we introduce you to our management team.


Rahul Cristoforo

Owner & founder, Varanasi expert & entertaining tour guide

Since his early ages Rahul serves the visitors of Varanasi. A born storyteller, organizer and tour leader. His background as a Brahmin, offers the tours an unique experience of local spirituality, life, religion and street life. 

 He will discover you corners and alleys that are not in the guides and others that are not easily accessible to the public. He will not bother you with facts and knowledge of the books. He speaks from his heart, true experiences and stories. Passed generation on generation.

Don´t doubt it. In Rahul you will find the best host and partner in India!


Pintu Pandey

Varanasi expert & experienced tour guide


Pintu has been working as a local tour guide for more than 20 years in the holy city of Varanasi. He has extensive experience showing the city to both large groups and individual visits from all around the world.


As a local of the city, he knows well all the streets, the local people, the culture, the traditions, the rites and the lifestyles of all the different communities of the old and the new city, the historical monuments, temples, local markets, ceremonies and rituals, stories and tales ... 

You will feel welcome and safe scouting in his company!

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