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!