Located on the banks of the River Ganges and considered to be one of India's most holy of cities, Varanasi is an overwhelming melting pot of color, chaos, and spirituality. It is the easy accessibility to the practices of ancient tradition, coupled with Varanasi’s labyrinthine streets and color that draw people here. Varanasi can be explored in all its glory on our range of day tours and activities, including sunrise and sunset boat rides on the River Ganges, walking tours through the backstreets and street performances. Alternatively, head out of the city for the day on an excursion to the former holy city of Sarnath.
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Varanasi. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Varanasi on a bespoke touring itinerary to India, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.