Following your dawn boat trip, you’ll take a short guided walk through the old part of Varanasi. The rest of the day is free for you to explore at your own pace. Next to the cremation Ghats, you’ll find kids playing cricket, holy men smoking, cows nosing through rubbish and women beating laundry on the rocks.
Alternatively, you can go on excursion to Sarnath, the city where Buddha taught his first doctrine, in the afternoon.
Your Varanasi trip finishes the next morning, and you’ll continue your adventure through India.