The essence of a Morning boat ride
The city of Varanasi, known locally as Banaras, has long been hailed as one of the most sacred places in India, as well as being the first living city in the world. According to folklore, pilgrims who bathe in the mystical Ganges of Banaras will leave without sin, while travellers who pass away in Varanasi will receive redemption and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth.
Set off at dawn, as the sun rises above the vast horizon, painting the pale and pastel-coloured sky with streaks of rich amber and red. Accompanied by an expert guide, on an exclusive boat ride across the Ganges, be captivated with spectacular views of the vibrant, animated culture and traditions of the Hindu people. Watch the intimacy of life and death play out in this City of Light and absorb the dynamic sights and smells that settle in the labyrinth of crooked streets and bustling ghats (riverside steps).
A magical place, marvel at the masses of colourfully dressed, devout pilgrims as they wade into the depths of the Ganges, immersing themselves as they perform their daily ablutions and religious devotions. Listen to the melodic tunes of musicians, from sitar players to flutists and tabla performers, as they awaken the city, evoking a pure sensory experience that fully compliments the awe-inspiring visual scenes. Varanasi is a powerful intense place, like nowhere else on earth.