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Ex Varanasi Tour

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Overview

         Varanasi is located on the banks of the sacred Ganga River, is one of the oldest living cities in the world. For Hindus the city is a very special place of pilgrimage. Hindus consider that a dip in the holy Ganga washes away all the sins and purifies the soul. Upon arrival in Varanasi meet & assistance by our representative, then drive you to Allahabad. Upon arrival enjoy the holy bath in river Ganga and in Triveni Sangam (Meeting point of the three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati). After darshan back to Varanasi.

 


Itinerary

  • Day1

    Arrival - Varanasi

    Upon arrival in Varanasi airport, meet and greet by our representative and then transfer you to hotel for check in. Varanasi on the banks of the sacred Ganga River, is one of the oldest living cities in the world. For Hindus the city is a very special place of pilgrimage. Hindus consider that a dip in the holy Ganga washes away all the sins and purifies the soul. Overnight stay in Delhi.

    Varanasi breakfast

  • Day2

    Varanasi - Allahabad - Varanasi

    Morning after breakfast proceed to Allahabad. Upon arrival enjoy the holy bath in river Ganga and in Triveni Sangam (Meeting point of the three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati). After darshan back to Varanasi. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay in Varanasi.

    Varanasi breakfast

  • Day3

    Varanasi

    Early morning (2:00AM-3:00 AM) you will be picked up from the hotel and drive to Kashi Vishwanath Temple for Mangala Aarti. The temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganga. Kashi Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, is one the 12 jyothirlinga temples. This morning you can do your Pindam or Tharpanam for your ancestors. Pindam in Varanasi is considered as the path of salvation and it is believed that ancestors get ultimate satisfaction if pindam is performed at Kashi. After the breakfast visit to Annapurna Temple, Kala bhairav temple, Vishalakshi Temple, New Vishwanath temple at Banaras Hindu University, then to Durga Temple & Sankat Mochan Temple(Hanuman Temple). After darshan back to hotel. In the evening enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges to witness an Aarti ceremony, a very powerful and uplifting spiritual ritual that uses fire as an offering. It's made in the form of a small 'diya' with a candle and flowers and a large number of these are floated down the river, a truly magical sight. Overnight stay in Varanasi.

    Varanasi breakfast

  • Day4

    Varanasi - Gaya - Bodhgaya

    Early morning proceed to Gaya visit Vishnupaad Temple for Ritual Pindam pooja for your ancestors and Mangala Gauri Darshan. Then drive to Bodhgaya, visit Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Great Buddha Statue, Chinese Temple, Barabar Cavas, Ajapala Nigrodha Tree & Royal Bhutan Monastery. Then check into the hotel. Overnight stay in Bodhgaya.

    Bodhgaya breakfast

  • Day5

    Gaya - Sarnath - Departure

    Morning after breakfast check out from hotel, then transfer to Varanasi airport on the way visit to Sarnath. Sarnath is place where Lord Buddha preached first sermon after enlightenment, visit Dhamek Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Jain Temple, Buddha temple, Sarnath Museum & Ashok Pillar. Then transfer you to Varanasi airport for your onward destination with unforgettable memories.

    breakfast

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Inclusion


  • Accommodation with breakfast in the selected hotels on twin or triple sharing basis.

  • Meal Plan as per the itinerary.

  • Assisstance of driver cum guide.

  • All transfers and sightseeing by Air conditioned vehicle.

  • Driver allowance, Fuel charges, Parking, Toll, Interstate tax etc.

Exclusion


  • International airfare and airport taxes.

  • Travel Insurance

  • All Entrances fees

  • Tips and porter charges

  • Personal expenses.

  • Any other services not specified above

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Things to do

 

 

 VARANASI 

 1.Ganga Aarti

            Each evening the boats on the River Ganga converge at the Dashashwamedha Ghat for the magical Aarti. Five-seven young priests follow a practiced routine with flaming lamps, incense sticks, conches and other holy paraphernalia to a live bhajan sung on the microphone – the synchrony is mesmerizing. The Aarti for the first time was performed when Lord Shiva visited the city, it was repeated when various Maharajas explored these Ghats to take a holy dip in River Ganga.  

2.Boat ride along River Ganga

                      Boating down the Ganga River during sunrise is one of the main attractions in Varanasi. One can observe here the Hindu way of life along the banks of the Ganga (Ghats) River. Start your day with a boat ride at dawn and witness the heavenly beauty of the pious Ghats and the delightful ambience of Varanasi.  

3.Ghat Sandhya

             Daily evening a dedicated team of “culture enthusiasts”, quietly descend upon the Gangamahal-Reewa Ghat from different corners of city and bring the venue to life at around 6:00 pm that is ornamented with soulful gala of music & dance. The cultural legacy of the city is showcased on this very location. Visitor can see and become a part of the mesmerizing musical journey.

4.Shopping of Silk Sarees

            Varanasi is famous for its Silk Sarees and the brocades hand-woven in Gold or Silver thread. These masterpieces of elegance and artwork have always fascinated the to-be brides and Saree aficionados. Weaving communities thrive across the town, especially in Godowlia, Lallapura and Madanpura.

5.Shopping of Stone-Carved Toys

             The city also offers stone-carved toys. Varanasi is also a good place to shop for musical instruments like sitar and tabla. The cost of the instrument depends primarily on the type of wood used. Mango is cheapest, while black shisham or mahogany are of the highest quality.  

6.Subah-e-Banaras

             The Varanasi is known for its hours of dawn, when the city is in its most serene state. The morning glory of Banaras is the most auspicious tour to witness and discover life sprawling on the banks of the holy Ganga. It is a mystical blend of nature’s grandeur and human existence. 

 





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