Festival ExperienceYou can savour the rich music at the ghats at Mahindra Kabira even if you don’t register as a delegate. Here’s what’s on offer:

Morning Ragas

At the Darbhanga Ghat

Begin your day at Mahindra Kabira with an invigorating and a soul-cleansing Morning Music Programme, featuring Kabir veterans who will perform on Darbhanga Ghat in the mornings of both festival days.

Evening Music

Mahindra Kabira days will end with their swashbuckling finale – get onto boats to travel to Assi Ghat, the destination of the Mahindra Kabira Evening Music Programme. In an incomparable tableau, unique to Varanasi, the musicians will be staged on the river under the stars, facing the ghat where audiences will be seated.

Finally remember to let go, give in to the moment’s intense pleasures as you experience the magic of music on the banks of a timeless river, thronging with people, colour, sound and melody, redolent of a mighty past and a history of coming together of diverse cultures.

Local Attraction

Plan your days well around this evocative city – visit the Dasaswamedh Ghat where Lord Brahma was supposed to have sacrificed ten horses to celebrate Siva’s return to earth, or the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple housing Lord Shiva’s Jyotirlinga, one of just twelve in India, the Sankat Mochan Temple dedicated to Hanuman and built by the great poet Tulsidas, the renowned and historic Banaras Hindu University, the Ramnagar Fort which is the resplendent royal residence with a museum and an armoury and of course the tranquil Sarnath, the seat of Buddha’s first sermon.