Upon your arrival at Varanasi airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel.
Varanasi is the spiritual capital of India (also known as Kashi and Benaras). Enjoy an afternoon at leisure at your hotel or explore the streets of Varanasi on your own.
This evening, take a rikshaw ride to the ghats to see the grand ‘Aarti’ ceremony conducted everyday at sunset by white-robed priests. The young priests sway in seemingly choreographed movements, worshiping the river goddess with incense, flowers and earthen lamps – a spectacular and unique sight.
Day in Varanasi
This morning, enjoy a boat cruise at dawn on the Holy River Ganges in Varanasi. See the ‘bathing ghats’ where thousands of pilgrims pay homage to the Sun God by immersing themselves in the holy water of River Ganges, and the ‘burning ghats’ where cremations are conducted.
In the afternoon, visit Sarnath, the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century BC to 12th century AD. The Ashoka pillar of Sarnath is the national emblem of India. Visit the ruins, stupa, Buddhist temple and the Sarnath Museum.
After breakfast, proceed to the airport to board your flight for onward destination.