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Excuse yourself from Shiva, a Hindu deity who would have created Varanasi some 5,000 years ago, when he set foot in the most sacred city in the country. On the ghats, extensive staircases facing the mythical Ganges River, the interesting, chaotic and authentic local life takes place: daily washing of clothes, spiritual baptism baths, dramatic outdoor cremations, sadhus ceremonies – Indian holy men. This is where Varanasi shows his strength early in the morning, when devotees take a boat in prayer during the sunrise. In the maze of streets behind the ghats, the colorful bazaars that sell mainly exquisite silks, yoga schools, hotels and restaurants of all kinds pulsate. And, of course, the shrines and altars for the thousand gods of Hinduism.
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Upon arrival, reception by the local representative and private transfer to the hotel and check-in.
Varanasi, the holy city of India, also called Kashi and Benaras, is known for its high quality silks, ‘paan’ and the Hindu University of Benaras. In Hinduism, those who die and are cremated here are believed to have an instant portal to liberation from the cycle of births and rebirths.
Overnight at the hotel.
Early in the morning, take a boat trip on the sacred Ganges River to see the bathing ghats and cremation spots. At sunrise, the faithful bathe in the river to wash away their sins. Walking tour of Ancient Varanasi. Return to the hotel.
Visit to some of the city’s attractions: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Benaras Hindu Temple and University, Durga Temples, Bharat Mata and Tulsi Manas and Aurangzeb Mosque.
Then, visit the great Buddhist center Sarnath, where Buddha gave his first sermon. The Sarnath museum houses an excellent collection of Buddhist art and sculptures.
In the evening, watch a traditional Aarti offering ceremony on the banks of the River Ganges.
Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the airport for your next flight.