India's heart... Tune-in to the rhythm of the Incredible India
Essential Delhi Walk (Chandni Chowk)
Delhi has been shaped and re-shaped so many times, that it's often referred to as the City of Cities! But through its seemingly disparate facets, flows a thread of continuity.
Walk with us through the lively lanes of Chandni Chowk as we weave the stories of the many Kings, Warriors, Poets, and Religions that have all contributed to the becoming of India's national capital. Punctuated with Jama Masjid, walk along the Red Fort Wall, Asia's largest Spice market, Ghalib's Haveli and many more wondrous places, the walk unravels the story of Delhi's fascinating past and present through its pleasant and persevering people 🙂
Cycle Tour of New Delhi
With its wide roads, lush green surroundings, and super-impressive structures, New Delhi is surely among the best places to cycle in India!
Join us to see the Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara through less-known perspectives, and several less-known places that are absolutely breath-taking. Revel in the fascinating back-stories and the grand scheme of New Delhi's design. Along the way, we will have a sumptuous breakfast at one of New Delhi's most legendary canteens. Come, let's ride 🙂
Delhi Street Food Walk
The lively streets of Chandni Chowk, famous for their magnificent markets, are also home to some of the most delectable chaats and street food options – fruit kulfis, kabaabs, nahari, bedmi-chole, lassis, banta-lemon-soda, Gol-Gappas, and much more - catering to the whole range of your taste buds.
JJoin us as we walk through the gallis to the best of the food joints, some of which have been running for generations now, and relish in not just the mouth-watering delicacies but also hearty conversations with their makers and quirky stories of their origin 🙂
Spice trail - Market to Kitchen
Have you been fascinated with the Indian spices and their magic-wand type role in making food tastier? Would you like to become an expert at their selection and use? Then this is just the trail for you!
Leading the trail would be an expert on spices and their use as per Ayurvedic methods. Starting in Asia's largest spice market, you will be introduced to the variety of spices - their aromas, tastes, and usage. We will buy a handful of them and then head to the expert's kitchen where we will prepare a meal using the same spices! In the end, we will share the fruits of our labor together over some hearty conversations 🙂
Cooking session with an Indian Family
Food is widely regarded as a great way of understanding a culture. And what's better than learning how to cook it with a local family in their kitchen!
Understand how to expertly use spices (not just the hot spicy ones!), make yummy curries, and bake the perfect chapatti. And at the end, relish it with the family over some hearty conversations 🙂 Also included with the meal is a chai/herbal tea, a dessert, and bucket-full of Indian hospitality!
Cultural Activities with Local Experts
Kabootarbaazi from Old Delhi's Rooftop
Imagine 2 groups of 50 healthy and well-trained pigeons meeting in the sky and trying to convince members of the opposite group to defect and join their group instead! All this while their owners frantically whistling and waving flags from their rooftops to assist them in their endeavor. That's Kabootarbaazi for you 🙂
About the host - Nasir Bhai has a fleet of 1,000+ pigeons who he loves like his family. They all live together in their 100-year old ancestral house in Chandni Chowk whose rooftop has one of the best views of the Old Delhi - a befitting place for a most-photogenic sport! Relish his hospitality as he lets you in on Delhi's best-kept secret 🙂
Yoga session with Guruji
Are you intrigued by Yoga but have never found a good place/instructor to begin? How about starting at the source, with an Instructor who loves it so much that he's been giving free lessons to people for over a decade! The session can be organized for any level - beginner, intermediate or advanced.
About the host - Rajendra Bakshi, or Guruji for his yoga group, has over a decade of yoga practice. His journey on the Yogic path is deeply influenced by his father who according to the Indian tradition took Vanprasth and relocated to the Himalayas once his household duties were over. His books on Vedic philosophy continue to inspire Guruji even today. He truly believes Yoga is for everyone. He is only 78! 🙂
Know Your Guides
Deepanjali is a free spirit who loves practising Yoga, meeting people, and seeking new experiences. She’s travelled to 25+ countries across 6 continents, while dawning different hats - of a Teacher, Trainer, Writer and Researcher! She now likes to use her diverse experiences to explore Delhi’s fascinating History & Culture, and share them with the seekers.
Explore with her Delhi's best-kept secrets 🙂
Theatre, Poetry, and Delhi are the 3 love interests of Satyam’s life. Finding stories to be a common denominator across the 3, he goes around collecting as many of them as he can! Aiding him in his quest are his tremendous curiosity, an educational background in Journalism, and an innate love for sharing these stories.
Tune-in with him into Delhi’s Dhadkan (heartbeat) 🙂
We are a registered company (Reg. No. - UPSA43707842), with a team that's keen on sharing the Indian heritage with the world. We all come from different educational and industrial backgrounds, held together by a common philosophy rather than a formal network.
Testimonials from our explorers
Roobaroo Walks will take you to places few meters away from chaos & you will be awe struck to experience the gentle side of Varanasi - peace like no other place has. Every corner has a story & Roobaroo Walks is best at narrating them. I have been to the city multiple times in the past but only got to know the real city after going for the tour!
Reviewed on TripAdvisor
Rivendell, a bunch of hobbits, and Gandalf! That's how I pictured ourselves while Aayush was navigating us through the narrow labyrinths of the mystical & magnificent Banaras. Saw all cultures & beliefs converging into one space and modifying themselves as per modern times. Tales from the oldest civilisations wrapped up in a 3-hour walk!
Reviewed on TripAdvisor
While we had explored the city by ourselves, & all of us have been in India for several months, having the walk made Varanasi come alive and added so much more context to everything we had seen. They were also very responsive while booking (it was a bit last minute and we were a bit indecisive), so that was much appreciated!
Sonya S, USA
Reviewed on TripAdvisor
I participated in the north & south walks. They were both different and offered real insights into life and religion in Varanasi that a guide book will never give you. These tours are not to be missed. The walk reveals Varanasi's history through personal stories of inhabitants. An added advantage is that they are realistically priced!
Helen Barrow, Australia
Reviewed on TripAdvisor
There are 2 Varanasis: BR (Before Robaroo) and AR (After Robaroo). BR is a crowdy, caotic, smelly, noisy and dirty city where you want to run away asap. AR is one of the most interesting places you've ever been and you'll ever be with a very rich history, super interesting culture, crazy rituals and habits, and one of the best food you can find on earth!