Spiritual Varanasi tour

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Varanasi/Kashi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend & looks twice as old as all of them put together, said the famous American writer after visiting Varanasi in the late 19th century. Varanasi is among the oldest continuously lived in cities in the world. Also known as Benares, Banaras, or Kashi, it is the sacred of all Indian pilgrim cities. Hindus believe Varanasi was estd by Lord Shiva, & archeological finding have revealed that Vedic people lived here in the 11th or 12th century BCE. Parshva, the 23rd Jain Tirthankara is also supposed to have lived here around 8th century BC. Gautama Buddha started Buddhism here in 528 BCE, when he gave his first preaching at Sarnath, just 10 km away

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Ghum India Ghum

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Varanasi Arrival and Local

Stop At: Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the most visited places in India. It is regarded as the religious capital of India and Home to lakhs of temples. Varanasi is also known as Kashi and popular for its historical Ghats. Don't forget to participate in Varanasi world popular Ganga Aarti which will take you to different worlds. Your Incredible India trip is incomplete without Varanasi tour.

Duration: 8 hour

Stop At: Assi Ghat

On arrival in Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the 11th century B.C, enjoy your journey from the airport or railway station to the hotel. Later, enjoy your visit to Annapurna Devi, Manas Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan, Durga Kund, Vishalakshi Devi and Birla Temple – Banaras Hindu University, later visit famous ghats of Varanasi :- Harishchandra, Manikarnaka also known as burning ghat (It is believed that a dead human's soul finds salvation, when cremated here), Dashashwamedh Ghat,etc. In the evening, watch the world famous Ganga Aarti. Enjoy your overnight stay in Varanasi.

Day 2 Surise boat ride and Varansi- Sarnath- Varanasi

Stop At: Sarnath

Today special is Varanasi sunrise baot ride in which you can see real culture of Varanasi and early morning daily life in Varanasi, its quite amazing expereince for sure

Duration: 4 hour

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In early morning one can choose to take subah-e-banaras (Sunrise of Varanasi) boat trip(optional) to enjoy the sunrise and also see historical ghats of Varanasi. On a boat trip one can understand the tradition, culture of Kashi. Later, return to the hotel, have your yummy breakfast, then in the afternoon visit Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha had preached his sermon/dharma to his first five disciples after attaining enlightenment. In Sarnath visit Dhamek Stupa - most visited and known as the most important Buddhist shrine in the world. Later, Also see museum, Thai temple, Main temple
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