Day 6: Thursday Varanasi
Arrive in the morning at Varanasi, the most holy city situated on the banks of the river Ganga, sacred to Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Muslims. Proceed to visit the Silk Weaving Center where Varanasi’s famous silks are woven followed by lunch at the Taj Gateway. Afternoon visit to nearby Sarnath, where at the Deer Park, Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon on the Dharma. See the ruins of monasteries, built more that 2000 years ago, the Dhamok Stupa, the Dharmaraji Ka Stupa and the famous Ashokan polished sandstone pillar and other important Buddhist art at the archaeological museum. After Sarnath, enjoy boat ride on the Ganges to witness evening prayers to the river. Dinner on board.