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Divine Essence of Varanasi: Ganga Aarti & Spiritual Exploration

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Duration

2 Nights / 3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Experience the profound spiritual essence of Varanasi through our “Divine Essence of Varanasi: Ganga Aarti & Spiritual Exploration” tour. Begin with the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ritual at sunset, where the banks of the holy Ganges come alive with the glow of lamps and resonant chants. Delve into the city’s spiritual heart with an early morning boat ride along the sacred river, witnessing devotees in prayer and contemplation. Explore the illustrious Banaras Hindu University and marvel at the Bharat Mata Temple’s unique marble map of India. Journey to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon, and admire the ancient Dhamekh Stupa and Ashoka’s Pillar. This journey promises an immersive encounter with Varanasi’s rich spiritual heritage and serene landscapes.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Varanasi

Arrive at Varanasi airport and transfer to the hotel. Evening: Attend the Holy Ganga Aarti, a mesmerizing ritual on the banks of the Ganges with brass lamps and chants. The entire ghat is illuminated with a divine light. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Varanasi

Start with breakfast at the hotel. Early morning: Boat ride along the Ganges, witnessing the spiritual rituals and devotion of the locals. Visit Assi Ghat, one of the most ancient and significant ghats where pilgrims take holy dips. Explore Dashashwamedh Ghat, known for its bustling activities and the grand Ganga Aarti in the evening. Visit Banaras Hindu University (BHU), the largest residential university in Asia, known for its sprawling campus and educational excellence. Explore Bharat Mata Temple, showcasing a unique relief map of undivided India made of marble. Visit Tulsi Manas Mandir, adorned with verses from Ramcharitmanas, depicting the epic Ramayana. Continue to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. Visit the Dhamekh Stupa and the Ashoka Pillar, significant archaeological sites dating back to 273-232 B.C. Optional: Visit Ram Nagar Fort, known for its eclectic museum housing vintage cars, weapons, and a rare astrological clock. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Varanasi - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Varanasi airport for your onward flight.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 2 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?

Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.

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