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On the banks of Benares

On the banks of Benares

3 Nights | 4 Days starting on 18-Mar-2022

Varanasi, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and the abode of Lord Shiva, is the spiritual beating heart of India, set on the banks of the Ganges. For centuries Varanasi has been attracting intrepid travellers keen to understand the traditions and faith of this complex culture. Drift by the ghats where the saffron robed Brahmin priests, men and women are all immersed in the rituals of this sacred city. Wander the lively narrow lanes and visit the many colourful stalls peddling local arts and crafts, spices and world famous silks.

A special treat: Experience a unique (Covid-safe) Holi Celebration in a Benarasi village!

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a special Holi celebration in Varanasi
  • Enjoy Sunrise & Sunset cruise on the Ganges
  • Experience the magic of a Ganga Aarti
  • Participate in a clay workshop by BHU students
  • Enjoy a local food trail of the city
  • Experience an immersive textile tour of Benaras
  • Tour Dates

  • Tour Start Date:
  • Duration:
    3 nights / 4 days
  • Tour Price

  • Price per person on a twin-sharing basis:
  • Single Supplement:
For the detailed itinerary, please contact us at aparna@uniglobeodysseytravel.com
or call 020-66442929


  • 3 nights accommodation in the hotel mentioned or similar
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All meals from Lunch on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 4
  • Services of a tour escort
  • A local guide throughout the tour
  • Holi Celebration Benarasi style
  • Morning and evening Ganga Arti
  • A unique clay workshop by local artisans
  • All entrance fees
  • All local permits & taxes


  • Airfare to Varanasi & back
  • Tips to the driver / guide
  • Drinks with meals
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under “Inclusions”
  • 5% GST
  • Due to Covid restrictions, we may need to re-plan the itinerary and it may require certain cost adjustments.
  • All guests are required to get a Covid Test done and sent to us within 72 to 48 hours prior to departure.
  • The cost is based on 8 people travelling together.
  1. A deposit of Rs 10,000 per person is payable at the time of booking to block your seat on the tour. Please click on the link for payment options >> www.odysseytravels.net/payment-options
  2. Balance payment has to be made 30 days prior to the start of the tour
  3. At the time of making the balance / full payment, please send us a copy of your ID proof (Aadhar Card / Driving Licence)
  1. Payment of the booking deposit constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions
  2. We require a minimum of 6 guests to operate the tour. In case we do not get the minimum number of guests, the deposit paid will be refunded in full
  3. The Balance / Full payment will be collected 30 days prior only when we get the minimum number of guests to operate the tour
  4. Cancellation of any reservations are subject to the following conditions:
    • Cancellation effected after paying the booking deposit & within 30 days of start of the tour:
      Full refund
    • Cancellation effected between 30 and 15 days of start of the tour: An administrative service charge equivalent to the initial booking deposit of Rs 10,000 will be levied*
    • Cancellation effected within 10 days of start of the tour: 100% of the tour cost will be levied as cancellation charges*
    • *Cancellation charges will be waived if the guest can find a replacement person to join the tour
    • No refund will be due after commencement of travel
  5. Cancellation due to Covid (prior to the tour): All guests will be required to submit a Covid Negative test report 72 hours prior to the start of the tour. If a guest tests positive, a full refund of the tour will be given or hold the entire amount as a travel credit to be used for a future tour.
  6. Cancellation due to Covid (during the tour): In the unfortunate event that the guest tests positive during the tour, there will be no refund due for the remainder of the tour. Any additional costs of hotel quarantine / isolation will be applicable as required and has to be paid directly by the guest to the service providers
  7. Cancellation due to state travel restrictions: In the event that the state we are travelling to imposes travel restrictions that makes it difficult to travel, we will refund the entire amount paid for the tour or hold the entire amount as a travel credit to be used for a future tour.
  8. Refunds due can take upto 5 weeks to process.
Map of Benares

Map of Benares

On the banks of Benares
On the banks of Benares
On the banks of Benares