To the Hindus, Varanasi, sprawling along the left bank of the river Ganges, is the holiest city. With its array of shrines, temples and palaces rising in several tiers from the water's edge, Varanasi is one of the most fascinating city. It is also a city of fairs and festivals, celebrating hundreds of them during the year.

Sightseeing includes visit to Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple (Monkey Temple), Emperor Aurangzeb's Mosque, the Sacred Bull, the well of knowledge, Vishwanath Temple (golden Temple), Banaras Hindu University with its marble Shiva Temple, brocade and saree shops and drive through the bazaars.

Ganges Boat Ride: At Sunrise, visit the sacred River Ganges by boat & view it's Bathing Ghats (Steps leading to the river), Observatory, Nepalese Temple, Cremation Ghats & Dasaswamedh Ghat.

Sarnath: 8 kms. North of Varanasi, where in the deer Park, Gautam Buddha delivered his first sermon after he became the Enlightened one. The ruins of monasteries built more than 2000 years ago, the Dharnok Stupa, the Dharamarji Ka Stupa and the main shrine draws Buddhist Pilgrims for years to Sarnath. At Sarnath stands the Ashoka Pillar of Polished Sandstone whose lion Capital has been adopted by the Republic of India as its State emblem.

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