Take a tour to the holiest city of India, Varanasi and Sarnath. Varanasi is located on the left bank of the Ganges River and is one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism. This is one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities. Pilgrims come to the Ganges here to wash away sins in the sacred waters, to cremate their loved ones, or simply to die here, hoping for liberation from the cycle of rebirth.
While, Sarnath is a significant pilgrim spot for the Buddhists, as it has marks of the legend, King Ashoka. You will explore these two cities and get a step closer to peace and soul consciousness. You can get a detailed view of the journey below.
On arrival at Varanasi Airport/Railway Station, our representatives will meet & greet you and you will be transferred to your pre booked hotel and check-in. After taking rest, drive out for the City Temple Tour – visit New Kashi Vishwanath Temple (BHU) also known as Birla Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Durga Temple and Tulsi Manas Mandir.
In the evening experience the Ganga Aarti, it refers to the songs sung to praise the deity by offering the lamps. Hindus in India worship the river Ganges as goddess. Every evening in Varanasi, aarti is performed at Dashashwamedh Ghat. We can watch it from the ghat or from the waterside in a boat. It is a beautiful, resonant, and majestic spectacle with a very precise choreography involving rituals performed by several priests with the sound of bells, drums, cymbals, and sanskrit mantras & lamp; boating (Direct Payment) on the river Ganga. After aarti back to the hotel and overnight stay at Varanasi.
Early morning at 05:30 AM visit Old Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Annapurna Temple and Vishalakshi Temple in the same campus. On the way return visit Kal Bhairav Temple then back to hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, visit Varanasi Silk Market in the heart of the city which is famous for Banarasi Weaving style. Afternoon drive to Sarnath – the city of Lord Buddha where he came to preach his first Sermon after he achieved Enlightenment at Bodhgaya, It contains the most impressive remains, as well as a Modern Temple; visit the Mulagandhakuti Vihara (Main Temple), Archeological Museum, Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamekh Stupa, Dharmarajika Stupa and various Monasteries.
After completing sightseeing you will be dropped at Varanasi Airport/Railway station for Your Return/Onward Journey.
Tour ends with Sweet Memories…!!!