Visit Varanasi, the holiest city in India, and perhaps the oldest living city in the world – it was a contemporary of Thebes and Babylon! This deeply religious city is known for its temples, bazaars and the famous Benares Hindu University renowned for its Sanskrit scholars. We will take you to the banks of the Ganges River where you will enjoy an aarati ceremony from your boat. Feel the deeply religious fervor as devout Hindus light oil lamps and sing devotional songs. Then the next morning take a pre-dawn boat ride on the Ganges River that is almost surreal. Observe the devout pilgrims at prayers, funeral pyres burning in the distance and the melodious chanting. Hindu's believe that to be cremated on the banks of the Ganges is to have lived a path to enlightenment.
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