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Gain a deeper appreciation of Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India. From the rituals performed on the banks of the River Ganges to the narrow alleyways and local vendors in the Old City, Varanasi, (or Benares or Kashi as it is also known) promises an unforgettable experience.




Our driver will meet you at Varanasi airport and transfer you to your hotel. Rest of day at leisure

Overnight: Taj Ganges Hotel Varanasi
Meals: None



Take rowing boats for sunrise over the bathing ghats along the Ganges. After breakfast, visit the old city and explore the labyrinth of narrow streets, visiting Kashi Vishwanath temple and witnessing local weavers in action. After lunch, visit Sarnath where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon at the Deer Park. Finish the day with a walk along the Ghats to witness the Aarti rituals before feasting on the local delicacies at the Kebab Factory.

Overnight: Taj Ganges Hotel Varanasi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



After breakfast in your hotel, take a train to Patna for embarkation of your Pandaw expedition.

Meals: Breakfast

Taj Ganges

The ancient temple city of Varanasi has yet another landmark in The Taj Ganges Hotel Varanasi. Featured among the top 5 star hotels in the city, The Taj Ganges Hotel Varanasi is nestled amidst 40 acres of lush gardens at a convenient distance (about 45 minutes drive) from the airport. It is also located just 6 km from the commercial hub of Vanarasi, also known as The Chowk. The spacious rooms complemented by efficient service makes it one of the best hotels for business and leisure.

Nadesar Palace Ground, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh - 221002 INDIA

Tel: +91 542 6660001

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Rates include

2 night accommodation at Taj Ganges or similar, 2 buffet breakfast at hotel, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 one-way train ticket between Varanasi and Patna per person, English speaking guide, excursions and entry fees as noted in the itinerary and all applicable taxes.

Price per traveller in USD

Accommodation Type Price per Traveller
Sharing (2 Pax) US$758.70
Single (1 Pax) US$1,001.70

Extension Code: LTID-VAR-PRE-2


  • Taj Ganges - Compulsory meal: Christmas Eve Gala Dinner - 24DEC USD125.00 per person
  • Taj Ganges - Compulsory meal: New Year's Eve Dinner - 31DEC USD200.00 per person
  • Taj Ganges - Festival Supplement - 15 Nov 2024 - 19 Nov 2024 USD170.00 per room per night
  • Taj Ganges - Festival Supplement - 14 Jan 2025 - 26 Feb 2025 USD290.00 per room per night

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