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Varanasi: Full Day Varanasi & Sarnath Guided Tour By Car

1. Varanasi: Full Day Varanasi & Sarnath Guided Tour By Car

Experience the spiritual essence of Varanasi and the historical significance of Sarnath on this comprehensive full-day tour. Your day begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel, the airport, or the railway station. Embark on a scenic drive to Sarnath accompanied by an insightful tour guide who will enrich your journey with captivating commentary. Upon arrival in Sarnath, explore the sacred grounds where Buddha delivered his first sermon. Engage with the tour guide's enlightening narratives as you absorb the historical and spiritual significance of this revered site. The visit continues with an exploration of the renowned Sarnath Museum, which houses an impressive collection of ancient artifacts. Returning to Varanasi, delve into the city's vibrant religious tapestry. Visit the iconic Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the serene Monkey Temple, the poignant Tulsi Manas Mandir, and the grand Birla Temple, each offering a unique perspective on Varanasi's diverse religious landscape. Throughout the day, you have the flexibility to enjoy lunch as per your preferences (lunch not included in the package). As the sun begins to set, embark on a mesmerizing boat ride along the holy Ganges River. Witness the enchanting panorama of ghats, witness the rituals, bathing, and cremation ceremonies that unfold along the riverbanks. The experience is further heightened by the profound spiritual aura that envelops the surroundings. Concluding the day, immerse yourself in the captivating Ganga Aarti ceremony, where lamps and incense create a mesmerizing spectacle on the ghats. As the tour comes to an end, your guide and driver will ensure you are dropped off at your desired location, leaving you with memories of an enriching and transformative day exploring the spiritual heart of Varanasi and the historical treasures of Sarnath.

Varanasi: Private City Highlights Day Tour & Ganges Cruise

2. Varanasi: Private City Highlights Day Tour & Ganges Cruise

Varanasi Remembrances : After early morning pickup at 5:30am from your hotel, take a sunrise boat ride on the sacred Ganges River. Witness morning rituals performed at the riverside. Kashi Vishwanath Temple : Afterward, follow your guide on a short walking tour of the old city's alleyways and catch sight of the Kashi Vishwanath, one of the holiest Hindu temples Banaras Hindu University : Banaras Hindu University (Pass By) Stop for breakfast (own expense), then head to Banaras Hindu University at 10am. Established in 1916, BHU is the largest university campus in Asia. Tour the campus and see the Bharat Kala Bhavan museum and the new Vishwanath Temple (Birla Temple), which is an exact replica of the original Vishwanath Temple. Bharat Mata Temple : Mother India Temple, built in 1918 and housing an unusual marble relief map of the Indian subcontinent. At 12:30pm, learn about the silk weaving traditions of Varanasi, then take a break for lunch (own expense). Afterward, drive about eight miles (13 km) to Sarnath to take in Dhamekh Stupa, known as the place where the Buddha gave his first sermon. You'll also visit the Archaeological Museum, which features treasures that date to the 3rd-century BC (closed Fridays). Dasaswamedh Ghat : At 5pm Ganges to view the cremation grounds, then return to Dashashwamedh Ghat to watch the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony. Your tour ends with return to your hotel around 8pm. Sarnath : Sarnath is a place located 10 kilometres north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna.

Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle & Varanasi Private Tour

3. Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle & Varanasi Private Tour

Begin the first day of your trip with a pickup from your hotel or other desired place in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram. Start with a half-day city tour of Delhi. Visit Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, and India Gate. Drive by Parliament House and the President's Palace. After that, proceed to Agra via a 4-hour drive. Upon arrival in Agra, check in to your hotel.  On day 2, you will get up before sunrise, and head to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun come up over this world-famous monument. You will spend two hours exploring the site. After that, return to your hotel for breakfast and to check out, and then spend an hour visiting the Agra Fort. You will then start the 5-hour drive to Jaipur. After breakfast the following day, you will enjoy a guided tour of the Amber Fort. Next, visit the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, followed by the Maharaja’s City Palace. Drive past the beautiful Hawa Mahal, a large structure built so the women of the royal household could observe the streets outside whilst remaining hidden.  After breakfast on day 4, you will be transferred to Jaipur airport for your domestic flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel to check in. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.  In the morning of day 5, you will be driven to Assi Ghat, where you will watch the Hindu fire ceremony rituals performed by women priests. Next, enjoy a sunrise boat tour on the River Ganges to see the Ghats of this ancient city. After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Varanasi which includes the Banaras Hindu University and its temple, a traditional school where children are learning an ancient version of Sanskrit, and a historical wrestling ground.  On day 6, if you have not chosen the option with a return flight to Delhi, you will be transferred to a location of your choice in Varanasi. If you have chosen the option with the flight, upon arrival at Delhi airport, you’ll be dropped off at a location of your choice in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram.

Private Tour :Holy Ganges River & Varanasi Guided Tour

4. Private Tour :Holy Ganges River & Varanasi Guided Tour

Start your day early and head to the Dasaswamedh Ghat to take a boat ride on the Ganges River. This is one of the best ways to experience the city's morning rituals and see the ghats (riverfront steps) come to life. You'll get to see locals taking a dip in the holy river, performing puja (prayers), and offering flowers and sweets to the gods. You can also spot the famous Manikarnika Ghat, where Hindu cremations take place. Explore the old city: After your boat ride, take a walk through the old city of Varanasi, also known as the Kashi. The streets are narrow and chaotic, but they're full of energy and color. You'll see vendors selling flowers, sweets, and souvenirs, and you can stop at a chai stall for a cup of tea. Visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is one of the most famous temples in Varanasi. Visit the Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum: For a dose of culture and history, head to the Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum, located on the Banaras Hindu University campus. This museum houses a large collection of art and artifacts from ancient India, including sculptures, paintings, and textiles. You can learn about the region's rich cultural heritage and admire the intricate craftsmanship of the objects on display. Enjoy a vegetarian lunch: After all that walking and exploring, it's time for a lunch break. Varanasi is known for its delicious vegetarian food, so find a local restaurant and try some of the city's specialties, such as chaat (savory snacks) or thali (a meal served on a platter with various dishes). You can also opt for a lassi (yogurt drink) to cool off from the heat. Visit the Sarnath Museum: If you have time, make your way to the Sarnath Museum, located about 10 km from Varanasi. This museum houses artifacts from the ancient Buddhist site of Sarnath, which is where the Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. You can see the famous Ashoka Pillar, which features the Lion Capital of Ashoka, and explore the ruins of the monasteries and stupas at the site. Later afternoon drop at your pre-booked Hotel In Varanasi.

Varanasi: Evening Arti Boat Tour with Dinner

5. Varanasi: Evening Arti Boat Tour with Dinner

At around 5:30PM, your chauffeur along with your tour representative will pick you up from the hotel lobby to drive you toward the Dashashwamedh Ghat to experienc the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti. On arrival, you will board the royal boat to enjoy a 1-hour cruise and Aarti experience in a more comfortable manner. This royal boat has red carpet flooring and is decorated with flowers. You will receive a warm welcome on board to the boat with a welcome drink, with the boat also having snacks and soft drinks to make this evening more relaxed and comfortable. You can easily catch a glimpse of Ganga Aarti from the boat, with many vantage points being provided to enhance your evening aboard the vessel. The Aarti will start from 6:45PM after sunset, with a croon of mantra. This will be followed by melodious hymns dedicated to Lord Shiva, Surya (The Sun), Mata Ganga (Ganga river) and Agni (Lord of Fire) given by priests wearing the same kind of cloth named as dhoti and kurta, and holding a multi-tiered heavy brass lamp and conch shell. After experiencing the elegance of Ganga Aarti, you will be taken to a famous restaurant in Varanasi for a tempting dinner. In the restaurant, you will receive a pleasing welcome before being served with drinks, starters, a main course and desert. After your appetizing dinner and interesting conversation with your guide, your chauffeur will drop you back at your nearby accommodation.

Varanasi: Morning Guided Boat Ride with Yoga

6. Varanasi: Morning Guided Boat Ride with Yoga

The tour starts with a morning boat ride. Our representative will pick you up at 5:30am from your hotel lobby. From there, we will drive towards Dashashwamedh ghat and board a boat for a ride to Manikarnika ghat. On this boat ride, you will learn about the significance of various ghats from an expert guide. You will view numerous temples, and witness the morning rituals of people taking a dip in the holy Ganges. You will also visit the famous cremation ghat, Manikarnika, where last rites are practiced.  After deboarding at the Manikarnika ghat, you will walk across the narrow lanes towards Assi ghat. There you will enjoy an hour-long yoga lesson from Yogini Smiriti before being returned to your hotel. 

Timeless Varanasi 2 Nights & 3 Days

7. Timeless Varanasi 2 Nights & 3 Days

Day 1- Arrival in Varanasi and pick up from station /airport. Drop to hotel and check in . In the evening you will experience Aarti( Prayer Ceremony ) at the Ganges River. It is the most important event related to the holy river. It involves the chanting of hymns, fire, flower, and more. The idea is to show gratitude and respect to the river and ask for its blessings. Overnight in Varanasi . Day 2- Early Morning, step out for sunrise with boat ride tour on the holy river Ganges (Ganga). This morning boat ride tour will give you the real view of holy Varanasi, where you will see the morning rituals, special features of the various ghats that you will pass along the way. The age-old morning traditions still practiced at the banks on the ghats of the Holy River Ganga can be witnessed. Bathing in the Ganges is a purifying ritual that is thought to wash away a penitent's sins. After the boat ride, we take a Heritage walk in the narrow lanes of Varanasi . Through the Bazaars and hidden alleys , from saree dealers to metal craft you will encounter the hustle and bustle of traditional neighborhood life..some who haven’t left their streets for years . Passing through holy Ponds, sacred temples, on to the landscape of mystical 16th Century Poet Goswami Tulsidas, who is the re-teller of the holy Hindu epic Ramayana. We will make a visit to a sacred well, the water from this well is believed to possess the powers to treat infertility. Visit the Akharas of Varanasi where they practise the traditional wrestling of India . A round around the city of Varanasi to visit Monkey Temple , Golden Temple , Mother India Temple , Banaras Hindu University - is Creative and innovative university was founded by the great nationalist leader, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, in 1916 with cooperation of great personalities like Dr Annie Besant, who viewed it as the University of India. It is the largest residential university in Asia. Lunch on the way or in the hotel . In the afternoon , we visit Sarnath - Sarnath is where, 528 BC, at 35 years of age, Gautama Buddha taught his first sermon after attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. You will also be taken for a walk to the weaver's colony of Varanasi - where the silk fabric is loomed by hand and is world famous. Overnight in Varanasi . Day 3- After Breakfast, check out from hotel and drop to airport or railway station for onward journey .

Varanasi Tour Package 2 days and 1 Nights

8. Varanasi Tour Package 2 days and 1 Nights

Our varanasi tour package will take you to some marvelous temples filled with blissful vibes and spirituality. Day 1: Spiritual Tour The first day of kashi tour package will start as you reach lal bahadur shashtri international airport or varanasi cantt railway station from your city and you will be received by our representative to transfer you to the hotel. After checking in your comfy stays, the day will be spent wandering along the mighty lanes and feeling the divine aura of the city. The chanting of hymns, offering prayers and flowers can be seen on its joyous ghats as you travel across them. all significant destinations of tourist interest will be covered on this day, including ganga aarti along with boat ride, kashi vishwanath corridor , annapurna devi mandir, manikarnika ghat, vishalakshi devi temple and dashashwamedh ghat. you will return back to the hotel along with watching the market and overnight stay in a booked hotel. Day 2: Varanasi- early morning boat ride- important temple’s visit and sarnath excursion, a buddist site. The day begins with an early morning boat ride on the the course of the boat ride, you will see local rituals taking place along the river and ghat side. early in the morning, locals in varanasi visit the ganges river to bathe and pray to the sun god. while boat ride, you will pass through several ghats, the perfect spot to click pictures with awesome backdrops. Which are known for different unique activities. Manikarnika ghat and harishchandra ghat are well-known for hindu cremation rituals. followed by boat ride, you would be journeying pinnacle temples in the town like sankat mochan temple, kalbhairav temple, manas mandir, bhu birla temple built with marbles and having a fine architecture and known as new kashi vishwanath temple and visit bharat kala bhavan museum – holding more than 100,000 ancient artifacts, showcasing painting gallery, sculpture gallery, archaeological decorative art gallery. and also bharat mata temple and others.then you will have your breakfast. post lunch from the hotel, you will be transported on a trip to saranth. Sarnath is one of the most revered buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. buddha delivered his first sermon here after obtaining enlightenment. Throughout the history, many kings, including king ashoka, built excellent stupas and monuments, which are now well-known tourist attractions and pilgrim spots. You will visit the chaukhandi stupa, the archeological museum, the dhamekha stupa, and others while in sarnath. These are the main attraction sites of the sarnath. later you can enjoy a shopping tour, and then you will be dropped back at the hotel/airport/railway station. Note: some temples have strict prohibition regarding utilization of mobile phones and cameras. there will be a large line to view the god on auspicious days and festivals. please be aware that you will have to wait.

Full Day Varanasi Tour with Sarnath

9. Full Day Varanasi Tour with Sarnath

Pick up from hotel in early morning and start your tour with boat ride on river Ganges. See the morning aarti ceremony as the sun rises, a magical spiritual experience. After boat ride, drop to your hotel for morning breakfast. Again pick up from hotel at 09:30 hrs and drive to visit Sarnath. Visit Dhamekha Stupa where Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment, Sarnath Archeological Museum, The Mahabodhi Society Temple & Chaukhandi Stupa. After visit drive back to Varanasi and have a lunch at local restaurant (Optional). Post lunch, start city tour of Varanasi visit main temples including Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Tulsi Manas Temple & Kashi Vishwanath Temple. In the evening watch the evening aarti ceremony on the banks of the river Ganges. Later drop to your hotel.

From Varanasi: 3 Days Varanasi Prayagraj Tour Package

10. From Varanasi: 3 Days Varanasi Prayagraj Tour Package

Day 1- Arrival Varanasi Upon your landing at Varanasi airport you will be received by our company staff. Here you will get straight transfer to your pre-booked hotel in Varanasi city. On the way you will visit the biggest center of Buddhism known as Sarnath where Gautam Buddha delivers his first speech to his followers. This site attracts millions of Buddhist tourists every year from all around the world. Check in to your hotel and takes rest. Your evening is pre- decides to enjoy watching the live prayer ceremony at river Ganges called Ganga Aarti. This is the most colorful and vibrating ceremony in which your presence will take you to a different world of spirituality and you can watch the traditions, rituals and special performances with naked eyes. After the evening ceremony you will head back to your hotel in Varanasi. Stay overnight at hotel. Day 2- Varanasi –Prayagraj Same day tour Post breakfast you will be leaving on the same day tour of Prayagraj earlier known as Allahabad which is a major religious site in Hindu religion. This is the place where a largest Human gathering fair “Kumbh Mela” performed at the banks of river after every 4 years.. Here you will see the confluence of three rivers The Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati at Sangam Ghat. Also enjoy the boat ride and visit the several ghats of Prayagraj. Later visit the famous hanuman temple there and click some pictures of the Allahabad fort built by Akbar the mughal emperor. Later you will be driven to Varanasi and our driver will drop you at the Hotel in Varanasi. Day 3- Varanasi Tour Wake up early morning and leave to enjoy the Boat ride at river Ganges which is a breathtaking experience for every tourist. Here you can click the most colorful pictures of sunrise where locals performing different kind of rituals. Also explore the different Ghats where many tourists and locals gather to admire the beauty and to experience the boat ride at Ganges. Afterwards come back to your hotel for quick breakfast. Later explore the famous Kashi vishwanath Temple, Kaal Bhairav Temple it is believed that the visit of Varanasi will not complete without the visit of Kal Bhairav Temple, Then visit the Sankat Mochan temple dedicate to Lord Hanuman and Bharat Mata temple where you can see the pre independence map of India made by Marble structure. Later our driver will drop you at your hotel or Airport in Varanasi

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