"Banares is a magnificent city, rising from the western bank of the River Ganges, where the river takes a broad crescent sweep toward the north. There is little in the world to compare with the splendor of Banares, seen from the river at dawn....." Diana Eck
Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities of the world compared to Jerusalem and Athens you are stepping into ancient land. All the sages, Yogis and masters of the world have come to Varanasi including Buddha, Shankara, Krishnamacharya to learn, teach and pray. It is believed to be one of the holiest cities on the planet and by many considered to be the center of the earth as the pace of creation but sit above the earth as a crossing place between this world and the divine.
This retreat aims to capture and embrace the magic, ritual and wisdom held in Varanasi through early morning boat ride to attend sunrise Aarti, Havana and Vedic ceremony followed by Yoga at AssiGhat. Learn and experience how myth comes to life through our lectures with Banares Hindu University scholar alongside temple visits and sacred integration time.
Our amazing hotel is a quiet, luxurious hotel steps from the Ganga, yet an oasis as it is the quietest Ghat in all of Varanasi. Enjoy multiple boat rides along the Ganga as well as market shopping time as Varanasi has temples and shopping galore!
Our Kashi, Varanasi, retreat will transform and enlighten every cell in your body. The power and energy of this place is like none I have every experienced before. For it calls you long after you've left.
A well appointed luxurious room with a Queen Bed. Large space bathed in amazing Ganga River views. Sit and gaze at the Ganga from your room. The quiet Ghat is a wonderful space to look above. Enjoy a spacious room, large bathroom and sitting area. . A true homestay feeling in traditional Indian opulence.
A beautiful, luxurious room, Queen bed, large bathroom and sitting area for your comfort. Window and door open up to courtyard Ganga side or window over a balcony. A true homestay feeling in traditional Indian opulence.
A beautiful, luxurious room with 2 twin beds. This room offers a large bathroom and sitting area for your comfort. Window and door open up to courtyard Ganga side or window over a balcony. A true homestay feeling in traditional Indian opulence.
Arrival in the early afternoon. Settle in to hotel room and relax. Sunrise opening with Vedic ceremony, priests and fire ritual on the Ghat. All followed by amazing traditional Indian cuisine + live music.