Extension: Varanasi - A Holy city
Duration: 2 nights/3 days
Varanasi, one of the holiest cities of Hindus, has a fascinating array of shrines, temples and palaces rising in several tiers from the water’s edge. It is also a city of fairs and festivals, celebrating about 400 of them during the year. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of the oldest living cities in the World
Day 11: Mumbai – Varanasi
Transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi. Arrival assistance and transfer to the hotel.
Evening tour of Ganges ghats to witness the Aarti ceremony. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Varanasi
Early morning boat excursion on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site. Watch people bathing and worshipping at the Ghats—one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. After breakfast at the hotel, half-day sightseeing tour of the city including the Bharat Mata Temple with a marble relief map of India; Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University and art gallery. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from the 6th century BCE to the 12th century. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Varanasi – Delhi
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Delhi and next flight home.