Three Day Varanasi Tour

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India has some amazing places to mesmerize travelers and Varanasi is definitely one of them. From the beauty of the Ganges at sunrise to the beautiful temples and prayer ceremony, this place has a divine vibe. Everything is pure about this city and it is very sacred due to the various religious practices. The lifestyle of the city is very busy and it moves really fast. Extremely delightful and totally affordable, this tour gives the real essence of this beautiful place. Tourists have highly rated this tour and it includes many exciting activities. Discovering Varanasi can be daunting task and with this amazing tour package and with Varanasi Diaries, there is nothing to worry about. The city’s secrets are unrivaled in a beautiful way and the true sense of India’s spirituality comes to light. From taking blessings from the sacred temples to bathing in the holy water, it is a life-changing experience.

Day 01: Arrival transfer + See cremation rituals + Evening aarti ceremony

On arrival at Varanasi airport : Company representatives cannot come into the baggage collection area. Having collected your luggage, please make your way towards the exit of the terminal building where you will see a bank of people waiting for you. Amongst them will be a Varanasi Diaries Representative who will be waiting to greet you with a paging board with your name on it. He will meet & greet and bring you to your Hotel booked.

Later in the evening drive to river bank of Ganges.

After reaching here, you will embark on a private boat and glide towards cremation ground – Manikarnika Ghat. This is the only place in the world where cremation goes for 24 hours and every 3rd minute a new dead body arrives for cremation rituals. Know the logic behind burning of dead bodies and see all cremation rituals being performed from your boat with your naked eyes. Photography is not allowed here.

Later after this row back to main Ghat to witness evening aarti [prayer] ceremony which is a kind of Hindu way of worship, which is basically an event organized everyday to give thanks to river Ganges. Normally a Hindu worship is done privately, but this worship ceremony is done on the river bank of Ganges openly and publicly. It is only of its kind, therefore attracts thousands of people daily to witness it. This Hindu ritual of saying thanks is very unique and surreal. It started a few years ago but making its importance rapidly to the world.
Return back to Hotel for overnight.

Day 02: Sunrise boat ride + City tour + Sarnath tour + Walking tour

30 minutes prior to dawn, you will be picked up and drive to Ganges river bank, embark on a private boat and witness the very magical and spiritual sunrise.

Varanasi sunrise boat ride at the time of sunrise from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Harichandra Ghat is the most resplendent ride that takes you across heritage of Varanasi. This ride starts when the sun is just about to come up the horizon. As you glide across waters you can see entire river being engulfed in orange and red hues of the early morning Sun. On alighting at the burning Ghat you can see various cremation rituals.

After it visit to Kashi Vishwanath Temple also known as Golden Temple of Varanasi. It was constructed in the year 1780 by the Maratha monarch, Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of the Indore.

Note : Carry your passport copy as the same will be required to show to police while entering inside.

After it return back to Hotel and have your breakfast.

After breakfast enjoy city tour of Varanasi visiting Banaras Hindu University – Largest Residential university in India and Asia, Mother India Temple – A 3 digtal map of India Very unique and only of its kind, Tulsi Manas Temple – A former residence of late and great poet and writer Tulsidas, Durga Temple also known as Monkey Temple and finally visit to an Ashram – Residence of Hindu Monks and Pundits.

Afternoon visit to Sarnath – A place where lord Budhha preached his first sermon.

You will see Ruins of Sarnath, Budhha Temple, large Buddha statue, Archeological museum and deer park.
After some rest, drive to one of the oldest street of Varanasi and enjoy walking tour.

The holiest city in the river bank of Ganga, has countless unseen things to know and do. A unique mixture of the holiest river with the holiest town of lord Shiva is something can’t be found on the entire planet. All is only possible to see after you step in the old streets and walk in it.

This Varanasi walk takes place in Northern part of the Ghats, and will give real insights of Varanasi. With this walking tour one would be able to see Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Famous Food Streets of Varanasi, Kachuri Gali, Perfume Market, Flower market, Silk Market, Soveniers Market and many countless things.

After it return back to Hotel and stay overnight.

Day 03: Departure transfer

Morning is at leisure, however vehicle, driver and guide will be at your disposal in case you need to do any additional sightseeing you can do without any additional charges.

Later in day at an ideal time transfer to Varanasi airport or railway station to catch your flight for onward destination.
What does this Varanasi tour package includes ?

  • Private chairs in a private balcony with best view of aarti ceremony.
  • Private rowing boat during sunrise boat ride
  • Visit to some major Temples as mentioned into itinerary.
  • Visit to Sarnath – A place where lord Buddha gave his first sermon
  • Heritage Walk in old streets of Varanasi.
  • Visit to Famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple [Golden Temple]
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off, sightseeing & excursions will be by chauffeur driven, private Air Conditioned Vehicle.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide for the monuments as per the program.
  • All entrances to the monuments as per the program.
  • Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges etc as per the program.
  • All currently applicable taxes, including the GST of 5.0% applicable on total invoice amount

What does this package not include ? :
  • Gratuities & Tips
  • Any meals
  • Any travel insurance
  • Any visa fees
  • Any air-fare
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusion
  • Porter charges