Immerse yourself in the charms of India’s spiritual capital
Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world. Take a Varanasi tour with us and you’ll be culturally immersed in this sacred city, with all its rituals.
Varanasi is set on the banks of the mighty Ganges, where religious bathing and cremation rituals take place every day. The steps down to the river used by the pilgrims are known as ghats and many have a deep spiritual significance. Dashashwamedh is the largest and most spectacular ghat. Locals say it was created by the Hindu deity Brahma to welcome Shiva and you’ll witness people plunging into the Ganges to cleanse themselves of their sins.
If you’re an early riser, you can also watch people gather on the shores of the river as they pray to the rising sun. Or at night, venture down to the Dashashwamedh where darkness is dispelled as the river is worshiped with the flowers, candles and incense associated with the colourful and poignant aarti ceremony.
When in Varanasi, we also recommend that you take time to wander through the old town of Kashi with its narrow lanes, bustling markets and colourful temples. At its heart lies the magnificent Vishwanath Temple. With a golden spire rising 15 metres above the surrounding buildings, it attracts Hindu pilgrims and tourists alike. Tour Varanasi with us and we’ll show you the soul of a city which is both sacred and spectacular.