Varanasi is one of the most important Hindu Pilgrimage centre in India and
a major tourist attraction. The Ganges is the most secred and venerated
river in India. We do a boat ride on the Ganges to witness the ritualistic
aspect of Hinduism (Thread ceremony, Head Shaving, Food to departed souls ,
Cremation of the dead etc. ). We also see the bathing and laundry that take
place here on the banks of river. Following the boatride, we walk through
the fascinating and winding lanes and bye-lanes on the banks of the river
for a greater feel. The lanes are wide enough to permit only a one way
traffic of one holy cow at a time! colorful Shops, templed of all orders ,
pilgrims from different parts of India add colour and character to the area
. Besides visit to sarnath where the Buddha preached his first sermons after
attaining enlightenment we would explore the bustling city center bazaar.
Varanasi is a major silk centre. We would visit some of the silk weaving and
brocade centres of the city. We would have an opportunity to buy some of the
finest silks in the world at an incredible price. You could also have
dresses made to your need.