• Varanasi (Benaras) – one of the oldest living cities in the world

    Posted on December 4, 2012 by in Forthcoming Trips, Historical Tours, Vistas India, Weekend Trips

    1 night 2 days (excluding 2 nights travel)

    Highlights:
    Morning boat ride to Ram Nagar and trek around the palace of Kashi Naresh, king of Benaras along with the morning aarti at the Kashi Vishwanath temple.

    A tour through the history of the city of Courtesan and Courtyard that gives an overview of the city’s music, silk trade and unique artistry.

    A gastronomic tour of the various streets of Benaras specialising in typical benarsi speciality.

    Evening arti at the Dashwamedh ghat.
    Visit to the weaver of Benarsi silk cloth. Benaras is famous for its brocade saris. Banarasi Silk is a variety of brocade silk and is one of the finest products of the state. The specialty of the sari is the way the brocade silk is hand knitted with zari thread.

    Option 2
    2 nights and 3 days
    Additional day for visiting carpet weaving at Badhoi. ( 1.5 hrs journey from Benaras)

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