Wendy Wu Tours Varanasi Holidays

Varanasi

Brace yourself. You're about to enter one of the most blindingly colourful, unrelentingly chaotic and unapologetically indiscreet places on earth.

Previously known as Kashi (City of Life) and Benares, this is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities in the world and is considered as one of Hinduism's seven holy cities. Pilgrims come here to the ghats lining the River Ganges to wash away a lifetime of sins in the sacred waters or to cremate loved ones. Here the most intimate rituals of life and death take place in public, and the sights, sounds, and smells can be overwhelming.

 The old city of Varanasi is situated along the western bank of the Ganges and extends back from the riverbank ghats in amaze of alleys too narrow for traffic. You can walk all the way along the ghats, apart from during and immediately after the monsoon, when the river level is too high.

Most visitors agree Varanasi a magical place, but it's not for the faint-hearted. Varanasi is unique, and a walk along the ghats or a boat ride on the river will live long in the memory.

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holiday duration 18 Days from
holiday price 3,190pp

See the bustling bazaars of Delhi and Jaipur, the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra, the deserts of Rajasthan, the bathing Ghats of Varanasi and the erotic temples of Khajuraho. Discover more by adding a visit to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.

holiday duration 22 Days from
holiday price 2,990pp

Embark on an unforgettable adventure across northern India. From the beauty of the Taj Mahal, through ancient Varanasi, to the colourful characters and hillforts of Rajasthan, witnessing time-honoured tradition and ritual as you go.

holiday duration 19 Days from
holiday price 4,890pp

With majestic palaces, stalking tigers and spiritual epicentres – this comprehensive luxury tour allows you to experience the wonders of India in style; from the spiritual Ganges of Varanasi to the majestic Amber Fort of Jaipur, and let's not forget, the iconic Taj Mahal.

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Time difference: GMT +5.5 Hours
Flight Time: Approx 16 hours via Delhi
Visa Required: Yes
Currency: Rupee
Tel Code: +91
Official Language: Hindi 
Main Religion: Hinduism
Airlines: Jet Airways

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