Varanasi Extension Overview

This tour is a great way to extend your time in Varanasi. Lift your spirits as you float on the Ganges, marvel at the Varanasi ghats and explore the town.

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Lift your spirits with three incredible days in Varanasi

Explore holy Varanasi - an atmospheric blend of temples, river ghats and bazaars. Sail on the Ganges at dawn for a magical experience as the sun rises over pilgrims absolving sins in the river. Explore the city and nearby Sarnath with a driver and private car, and wander independently through the bright bustle of the backstreets of Benares. Visiting Shiva's city is a must on any visit to India.

  • Experience spiritual Varanasi
  • Take a sunrise boat trip on the Ganges
  • Visit holy Sarnath
  • Discover winding alleys and bright bazaars
  • Wander the fascinating Varanasi ghats
  • Taste local Indian sweets and pastries
  • Drink chai from a brittle clay cup

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Varanasi, India
  • Finish:

    Varanasi, India
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 5
  • Meals:

    2 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Cycle rickshaw, Private vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Sarnath - Deer Park, Varanasi - Old city walking tour, Varanasi - Sunrise boat ride, Varanasi - Sunset candle flower ceremony

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    61kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. This trip starts in Varanasi on Day 1 at 8am and finishes on Day 3 in Varanasi at 12pm midday. 2. This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you will share included activities.

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Day 1 Varanasi

The holy city of Varanasi, sitting on the River Ganges for thousands of years, attracts scores of pilgrims and travellers wanting to discover something divine.

Day 2 Varanasi/Sarnath

Sarnath is one of four sites of pilgrimage that Buddha said his followers should visit, and has a number of ancient stupas still standing among its ruins.

Day 3 Varanasi

Varanasi, with its twisting alleys and colourful inhabitants, is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and a place that has been held sacred since its inception.
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