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.
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.
Combining the best India has to offer - from the deserts of Rajasthan in the north, to the tranquil backwaters of Kerala in the south, the Bollywood city of Mumbai and the historic caves at Ajanta and Ellora. This tour will leave you with a strong sense of the history, culture, and geography of this diverse country.
The definition of a ghat is ‘a flight of steps leading down to a river’
In Hinduism, ghats represent the physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements of divinity
In Varanasi, Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghats are all reserved solely for cremation rituals
Dashashwamedh Ghat is thought to be Varanasi’s oldest ghat. It is believed to have been created by the god Brahma to welcome the god Shiva to the city
Most of Varanasi’s ghats were built after the turn of the 18th century.
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