Cruising the Ganges River and observing local traditions and rituals, Exploring Varanasi's Old City and marvelling at its ghats.
A perfect add-on to any trip to India, explore the mystical and holy Hindu city of Varanasi. Take a memorable sunrise boat trip down the Ganges River and be enthralled by the thousands of devotees who come to the banks of the river to absolve themselves of their sins. Witness the bathing ghats and centuries-old temples, and explore the narrow winding lanes in search of exquisite silks, brassware and stunning saris. On your free day, take an optional visit to Sarnath, known as the birthplace of Buddhism and the site of the enlightened Buddha’s first sermon.
Arrive in Varanasi at any time and transfer to your hotel.
Today includes a city tour and boat trip along the Ganges River where thousands of devotees perform holy rituals, hoping to attain eternal salvation, or 'Nirvana'.
Free time to explore the wonders of Varanasi or take an optional excursion to nearby sites. One of the world's oldest cities and one of Hinduism's holiest sites, Varanasi is a fantastic spectacle of colours and pilgrim ceremonies.
Depart at any time.
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