How often does one get to experience in a lifetime the pursuit and retrieval of the sublime with a group of like-minded souls in the most ancient city known to the mankind?

As a part of our curated experience series, Encompass took a group of women to Benaras, in November to witness this enchanting sight when the Gods descend down to earth. Dev Diwali is a quiet little festival celebrated two weeks after Diwali on the evening of Karthika Poornima where the Ghats of Varanasi come alive with thousands of lamps! To witness it is to look at the embers that keep the ancient allure of Benares going.

“Thank you, Taruna and Encompass team. You guys are amazing. The experience was surreal. Will cherish these memories forever. ”

— TANIA NIJHAWAN