Day 1 – Varanasi
Pickup from your accommodation in Varanasi
Morning city tour. Varanasi – Hindus holiest city and one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi was already old when Rome was founded, a flourishing trade centre when the Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his first sermon. It was a city of great wealth and religious importance when the Chinese travelers Hiuen Tsang visited in the 7th century. Visit the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga Temple,Tulsi Manas Mandir,Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple.
This evening you will be taken to the River Ganges for a boat ride. Two of most renowned ghats Manikarnika and Harishchandra are frequented by hundreds of devotees. These two ghats are quite famous not only for taking a holy dip, but also for cremation purposes. It is strongly believed by Hindus that whoever dies in Varanasi and gets cremated on bank of river Ganga achieves salvation, thereby releasing him form this birth cycle. You may witness numerous funeral pyres burning around in these ghats.
Transfer to hotel or any location in Varanasi .
PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES:
–Activities as listed in the itinerary.
–A/C Vehicle with driver.
– 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day in the car.
PACKAGE PRICE EXCLUDES:
–Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.