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One of the oldest living cities in the world, Varanasi is situated on the western banks of the Ganga and extends beyond the riverbank into a labyrinth of alleys. Filled to the brim with temples and teeming with pilgrims, the city is a magnet for travel enthusiasts. From witnessing vibrant evening prayers at Varanasi’s oldest ghat to touring one of the most significant Hindu temples in India—here is a guide to making the most of your three-day trip to this spiritual city.

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Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 12:00 pm

Arrival

You will get a warm welcome from our official at the Airport or Railway Station, who will accompany you to the hotel, booked for you. You will get all your tour related papers and a short description about the tour from us.

Ganga Aarti

Time : 4:00 pm

In the evening, experience the Hindu ritual Aarti. Aartis also refer to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when offering of lamps is being offered. Hindus in India worship the river Ganges as goddess. Every evening in Varanasi, aarti is performed at the 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.

Return To Hotel

Time : 9:00 pm

Return To Hotel & Retire For the Day

Day 2

Time : 4:30 am

Subah-e-Benaras

Subah-e-Banaras, an early morning Musical Event at Assi Ghat -A morning starting with Vedic Chanting, Music and Yoga. A mystic blend of nature’s grandeur and human existence, Rising Sun, Golden Ganges and glittering Ghats inspire men to Enchant, Sing and meditate (Yoga). Come and feel the spiritual fragrance of pluralistic human existence. Come live with joy forever, start the day with new hopes, aspirations and internal strength, inspired by Vedic enchanting of Richas, enthralling Ganges, Ghats and vibrant soulful Indian music in addition to an introspection. Subah-e-Banaras, a phenomenon that has been ascribed to civilization to foster cosmic evaluation and its supramental consciousness. During morning hours ‘creative energy’ revealed Himself after lifting the veil of darkness. True, no one can see ‘Thou’ with his organic eyes but every one of us can realize Him with the help of purified intellect & soul. Subah-e-Banaras gives you a golden opportuniyy to purify your mind and soul.

Breakfast

Time : 8:00 am

Return To Hotel for a Buffet Breakfast and refreshments.

Boat Ride on the Ganges

Time : 9:30 am

Go on a spiritual journey as you undertake the boat ride on the holy river Ganga and observe the religious rituals being conducted on the Ghats of Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world. The guided Ganga boat ride lasts for 4-5 hours and can be opted for in the morning or evening. The start time varies according to the prevalent weather, sunrise time and the time when the arti is conducted. During summers it starts around 5 am and in winters it is 6:30 am. Similarly the evening arti might take place at 5:15 pm in winters and 6:15 pm in summers. The trip would get going from the ghat closest to your hotel by the river. Else if you are staying inland, the ride begins from Any of the Major Ghat and takes you along the stretch of the river where the ghats are located. The trip also includes a visit to the cremation grounds at Manikarnika Ghat.

Cultural Walk

Time : 1:30 pm

Lunch

In the history and legends of Varanasi we will love to share the uniqueness of our city, which is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. In his book “The Indian Equator”, Mark Twain one of the greatest Historians writes, “Varanasi is older than tradition, older than civilization and looks twice older if all these put together”. To share the wealth and knowledge of the Indian culture with our clients we customize journeys of fulfilments and we stand for quality, reliability, knowledge and experience by delivering our services with attentive care as the wonders of India unravel before you. We promise to take you to see unusual places of interest that we have discovered during our many years of guiding tourists to our wonderful, exceptional city. The key Highlight is the walk in the by lanes of Kashi and hosting Lunch with Cultural Program at Bhartendu Harishchandra Residence.

Yoga

Time : 6:00 pm

On Return to Hotel

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Learn the Basics Of Yoga and refresh your Body and Mind at Hotel or any other chosen venue. The origins of yoga have been speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions; it is mentioned in the Rigveda, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as documented date from the first half of the 1st millennium CE, but only gained prominence in the West in the 20th century. Hatha yoga texts emerged around the 11th century with origins in tantra.Yoga has became popular as a system of physical exercise across the Western world. Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core.One of the six major orthodox schools of Hinduism is also called Yoga, which has its own epistemology and metaphysics, and is closely related to Hindu Samkhya philosophy.

Retire for Day 2

Dinner at Hotel

Day 3

Time : 10:00 am

Check Out & Sarnath Visit

A Visit to Sarnath Museum and Dhamekh Stupa. Dhamek Stupa (also spelled Dhamekh and Dhamekha, traced to Sanskrit version Dharmarajika Stupa, which can be translated as the Stupa of the reign of Dharma) is a massive stupa located at Sarnath, 13 km away from Varanasi-Kashi in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Stupas originated as pre-Buddhist tumuli, in which ascetics were buried in a seated position,called chaitya.After the parinirvana of the Buddha, his remains were cremated and the ashes divided and buried under eight mounds with two further mounds encasing the urn and the embers. The Dhamek Stupa was built in 500 CE to replace an earlier structure commissioned by the great Mauryan king Ashoka in 249 BCE, along with several other monuments, to commemorate the Buddha's activities in this location. Stupas originated as circular mounds encircled by large stones. King Ashoka built stupas to enshrine small pieces of calcinated bone and other relics of the Buddha and his disciples.An Ashoka pillar with an edict engraved on it stands near the site. The Dhamek Stupa is said to mark the spot (Rishipattana which can be translated as "where the Rishi arrived") where the Buddha gave the first sermon to his first five brahmin disciples after attaining enlightenment,"revealing his Eightfold Path leading to nirvana".In several of the ancient sources the site of the first sermon is mentioned to have been at a ″Mriga-dayaa-vanam″ or a sanctuary for animals. ( In Sanskrit mriga is used in the sense of game animals, deer being the most common). The last royal endowment at the site is dated to about 12th c. CE, after which the location of the Mrigadayavanam seems to have been lost even to the devout. The stupa was enlarged on six occasions but the upper part is still unfinished.While visiting Sarnath in 640 CE, Xuanzang recorded that the colony had over 1,500 priests and the main stupa was nearly 300 feet (91 m) high. In its current shape, the stupa is a solid cylinder of bricks and stone reaching a height of 43.6 meters and having a diameter of 28 meters. It is the most massive structure in Sarnath.The basement seems to have survived from Ashoka's structure: the stone facing is chiseled and displays delicate floral carvings of Gupta origin. The wall is covered with exquisitely carved figures of humans and birds, as well as inscriptions in the Brāhmī script.

Day 3

Time : 12:00 pm

Check Out

After enjoying your trip, our executive will accompany you to the airport / Station from where you will board your flight / Train for onward journey.
  1. 2 nights accommodation at 3 Star Hotel |
  2. Buffet Breakfast |
  3. Professional English speaking Private Guide|
  4. Professional guide in other language [French/ German/ Spanish/ Italian] on demand and availability |
  5. Private Transport by AC vehicle with driver |Private boat ride |
  6. Rickshaw and boat ride in Varanasi |
  7. Entrance fee for the monuments mentioned in the itinerary |
  8. Accommodation as per the program |
  9. Parking, toll fees etc.
  1. Excess luggage charges (where applicable) |
  2. Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) |
  3. Items of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, room service charges, soft drinks and hard drink charges, etc |
  4. The payments for additional services taken at the hotel are to be settled directly at the hotel |
  5. Any service not mentioned in inclusions |
  6. Tips

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