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A Day in Varanasi: The Spiritual Capital of India

Varanasi

  • Ganga Aarti

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    See the choreographed Aarti on Dashashwamedh Ghat

  • Heritage Tour

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    Witness the famous temples and Havelis of Benaras

  • Stupas of Sarnath

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    Visit the archaeological and historical sites in Sarnath

  • Boat Ride in Ganga

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    See the morning activities on the ghats from a boat sailing on the river

  • Markets and Streets of Benaras

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    Wander through the meandering streets and buy souvenirs from the handicraft market

Tour Description

Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. This city is known for its spirituality both for Hindus & Buddhism. You will fathom it better as you take a boat ride on the Ganges as you'll see pilgrims offering prayers on the ghats & people are taking holy dips in the Ganges.

Itinerary

Duration: 11 hours

6:00 AM- Pick up from the hotel

6:00 AM-7:30 AM- Take a boat ride on the holy river Ganges. Early morning, this ride will begin just when the sun is below the horizon. Just as the boat glide over the waters, see the orange and red hues reflecting onto the waters from the sky. See the activities on the ghats like pilgrims chanting mantras, people taking holy dips in the river, and cremation ceremony.

8:00 AM- After Varanasi Boat ride, return to Hotel for breakfast

10:00 AM- Leave for Sarnath from the hotel.

10:30 AM- Reach Sarnath and sightseeing the ruins of Buddhist monasteries and stupas. Also, visit the Budhha Temple, Archeological museum, and deer park.

1:30 PM- Reach back to the hotel from Sarnath

3:30 PM-5:30 PM- Have a walking tour in the streets of Varanasi. You'll be seeing the meandering street character of the old city, watch rustic bungalows and their exquisite architecture and interact with the people. You'll also cover Kashi Vishwanath Temple, famous food joints of Varanasi, Kachori Gali, Perfume Market, Flower Market, Silk Market, and shops filled with handicrafts made of terracotta, brass and other materials.

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM- Witness the Aarti at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in the evening. You'll be seeing the choreographed ritual of worshiping the river goddess Ganga with the chanting of mantras. In the end, take Prasada and have a short walk along the ghats. Offer prayers to the Ganges, if you wish and sail diyas and flowers on to the river.

7:00 PM- Reach back to the hotel 

INCLUDES
  • English speaking guide
  • Water bottles
  • Hotel/port pick up and drop in an air-conditioned car
  • Free Data Connectivity throughout the trip
  • Boat ride in the river Ganga

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    Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Modest clothing that covers your knees and shoulders are advised.


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