Welcome to Varanasi

Brace yourself. You're about to enter one of the most blindingly colourful, unrelentingly chaotic and unapologetically indiscreet places on earth. Varanasi takes no prisoners. But if you're ready for it, this may just turn out to be your favourite stop of all... Read More

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$299 Small group tours

Varanasi Independent Adventure

A perfect add-on to any trip to India, explore the mystical and holy Hindu city of Varanasi. Take a memorable sunset and sunrise boat trip down the Ganges River and be enthralled by the thousands of devotees who come to the banks of the river to absolve themselves of their sins. Witness the bathing ghats and centuries-old temples, and explore the narrow winding lanes in search of exquisite silks, brassware, and stunning saris. Also visit Sarnath, known as the birthplace of Buddhism and the site of the enlightened Buddha’s first sermon.

$623.75 Small group tours

3-Night Spirituality and Kama Sutra Tour from Varanasi to New Delhi

Discover the perfect blend of spirituality and the Kama Sutra on this 3-night tour from Varanasi. Enjoy exploring India with a boat trip on the Ganges and even making a trip to the Khajuraho to view the famously carnal sculptures. Stay in 4 or 5-star accommodations with your small-group of no more than 8 until the end of your tour, concluding in New Delhi.

$325 Small group tours

3-Day Varanasi Exclusive Tour

Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the place to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins.

$210 Small group tours

2-Day Varanasi Exclusive Tour

Boat ride in the Ganges at sunrise is one of the most romantic things you can do in Varanasi! You can also observe here the Hindu’s way of life on the bank of the river Ganges (Ghats). In Sarnath, you can experience the special place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon as well as Hindu ritual aarti performed at the Dashashwamedh Ghat.

$1175 Small group tours

5-Day Tour of Central India from Varanasi to Khajuraho

This five-day tour is a spiritual journey full of variety and fun. You will spend two days in Varanasi - a 5,000-year-old city that is most sacred to the Hindus. In Varanasi, take an excursion to Sarnath where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, experience the beautiful Hindu religious ritual of worship "aarti" perfomed on the ghats of River Ganga. We will also go to Chitrakoot for the Gupt Godavari Caves and Chitrakoot Falls and to Khajuraho for an elephant safari in the Panna Tiger Reserve. In Khajuraho, you will not only get mesmerized by the light and sound show at the Somnath Mahadev Temple and classical dance Kathak sitar and tabla instruments at Academy of Indian Classical Music, but also meet the former royal family of Ajaigarh for a BBQ dinner!

$1994 Small group tours

Cruise the Ganges

Immensely powerful and deeply vital to those who call its banks home, the Ganges River is a must-see travel destination in and of itself. Take this rare opportunity to cruise its storied waters on a 12-day adventure on riverboat and land. Sail to picturesque local villages to explore stunning temples and palaces. Wrap up with a four-day land excursion to the city of Varanasi, often considered the spiritual capital of India.