Tour Overview :
This holy city of Varanasi is the centre of spiritual hubs, packed with temples and thrilling fire rituals. With a wealth of activities it would take travelers a number of days to see this holy city. We have packed all the major activities in this one day tour which includes sunrise boat ride, temples tour, Sarnath, classical dance show with lunch.
Destination : Varanasi, Sarnath
Duration : 14 hours (5.15 am – 8.00 pm)
Places Covered : Sunrise Boat ride, walking tour of Varanasi with Dance show, sacred Buddhist Sarnath, and Hindu temples – Kashi Vishwanath temple, Ramnagar Fort, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Mani KarnikaGhat, Benaras Hindu University, bazaars, aarti
Price : USD 425.00 per person (subject to minimum 2 persons travelling)
Inclusion : Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle, an English speaking local guide and traditional rowboat charges, smps bottled water, juice, Lunch, classical dance show
In the early you will be picked up from your hotel lobby and drive you to the ghats of the River Ganges for a sunrise cruise. Observe the rituals performed by the devotees to gather in thousands everyday from across India and other countries. Return to your hotel for breakfast (at your own cost).
At 8.15 am will proceed on an excursion to Sarnath, one of the most important centres for Buddhists. This is the place where Lord Buddha pronounced his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Sarnath has numerous beautiful temples and an archaeological museum with rare Buddhist artifacts. Return to Varanasi and visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, DashashwedhGhat, Ramnagar Fort, Tulsi Manas Temple, Mani KarnikaGhat. Then you will be taken for lunch at one of the city’s popular restaurants.
Afternoon tour will commence with Benaras Hindu University, one of the best institutes for Sanskrit learning. This will be followed with a walking tour of the vibrant bazaars of Varanasi known for silk weaving and silk products. Thereafter proceed to witness the mesmerizing aarti ritual being performed by the priests. After the aarti you will drive to a classical dance centre to experience a dance show.
Later Return to the Hotel.