PRIVATE TOUR: One of the oldest and holiest cities on earth, Varansi is a spiritual city, famed for its breathtaking ghats along the Ganges River. Enjoy daily Aarti rituals, visit the location of Buddha's first sermon, and learn why this is India's ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus.
Delhi to Varanasi
Delhi to Varanasi. Transfer to Delhi Airport for our flight to Varansai. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to your hotel. Later, we enjoy an evening visit to the Ganges to see the Aarti ceremony. The Ganga Aarti is a ritual performed by use of fire, lamp and chants, on the ghats of River Ganga. We will watch as small lamps are lit with fire and oil, decorated with flowers, and floated onto the River Ganges as a ritual offering for the Indian deity, Ganga.
Varanasi. Rise and shine, for an early morning boat ride along the Ganges River, where you can watch the sunrise illuminate the ancient city. Not only will we experience breathtaking views of the Varanasi Ghats from the water, we will also get to witness locals performing Hindu puja - sunrise rituals that involve prayer, songs and ritual bathing.
Afterwards, return to the hotel for breakfast before setting off on a morning city tour. We will get to visit sites including Banaras Hindu University, Durga Mata Mandir, and Bharat Mata Mandir.
We will end the day with a visit to the Sanarth Temple Ruins and Museum. A holy Buddhist site, Sanarth is said to be the location where Buddha held his first sermon.
Overnight: Varanasi | Breakfast
Varanasi to Delhi
Varanasi - Delhi. Today we bid you farewell with a transfer to Varanasi Airport for your included flight to Delhi.
If you'd like to extend your stay, we offer a variety of hotels, short stays and add-ons for you to choose from. Please read our best places to visit or best things to see each month for suggested places to visit on your holiday. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know so we can accommodate your request.
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Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply, contact us for details.Read More
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Hotel Madin, Varanasi
The Hotel Madin immerses its guests in luxury and finery, allowing them to unwind in style and comfort. Each of the guestrooms is colourful and decorated with rich fabrics and plush furniture. They also come with fantastic ensuite facilities and range of modern amenities to ensure you lack nothing during your stay. When it comes to dining, guests can choose between a quick snack at the hotel's coffee shop or a delicious meal at one of the restaurants. The hotel also boasts an outdoor swimming pool, gym and spa.
Radisson Hotel, Varanasi
The Radisson Hotel offers comfortable and modern accommodation, with each room equipped with a LED TV, an air conditioning unit, a mini bar and fridge. With 24-hour reception, a pool, gym, restaurants, a coffee shop and even conference room facilities, you'll have everything you could possibly need right at your fingertips. The Radisson is also conveniently located, right near the action! A short distance away from the famous Ganges, the hotel is also close to some of Varanasi's premiere locations. From the stunning Kashi Vishwanath Temple, to the Tulsi Manas Temple and the Ramnagar Fort Musem.
Rivatas by Ideal, Varanasi
If you're looking for a blissful stay with modern luxuries, look no further than Rivatas by Ideal. Each suite is delightful, sophisticated, and decorated with warm hues and modern interiors. There is also an on-site restaurant, spa, fitness center and pool. Check in now, for a stay in the heart of Varanasi.