Varanasi is considered the oldest living city in the world and it is the most important city in India for Hindus. It isn’t an easy city to visit but it is fascinating, colourful temples line the banks and a network of narrow alleys lead down from the town to the water’s edge. As the sun rises over the River Ganges in the early morning, you will witness many of the faithful as they come to the ghats to pray and bathe. A morning boat ride is one of the best ways to view this. Varanasi can be overwhelming but will undoubtedly leave you with lasting memories. Close to Varanasi is the Buddhist center of Sarnath, where Budhha preached his first sermon and a spiritual place of stupas, shrines and temples.