Varanasi - flight to one of world's oldest cities
Take cheap flights to Varanasi and visit one of the oldest cities in the world. No-one knows when Varanasi was founded but around 500 BC when Buddha came here, it was already an ancient settlement. Noisy, colourful and a mecca for Hindu pilgrims, Varanasi combines today a sense of both the ancient and the modern. A maze of small streets and alleyways conceal around two thousand shrines and temples including the Durga Temple with its free-roaming monkeys. The heart of vibrant Varanasi is the mighty Ganges River and for more than three miles, the stone steps or ghats give the devout access to bathe in the holy water. Take Varanasi flights and see saddhus sitting cross-legged, silent in meditation or sunshaded Brahmins waiting to bless pilgrims for a small fee. Or maybe travel to nearby Sarnath where Buddha gave his first sermon!