Full Day Varanasi Tour
Varanasi is an endless expanse of history, culture, and religion. The city is over 3000 years old and it is believed to have been discovered by the Hindu God - Lord Shiva. Commonly known as Benaras, this holy city is the center of all religious activity and this full-day private city tour of Varanasi covers the noted temples of Varanasi. Being among the most preferred pilgrimage site for Hindus, Varanasi tour often tops the list for many tourists coming to India.
Pick Up from hotel and airport, Varanasi.
After an early morning pickup at 5:30 AM from your hotel in Varanasi, take a sunrise boat ride on the sacred Ganges River. Witness morning rituals performed at the riverside.
Note: Morning Boat Ride depend on your pickup time.
Boat Ride and Short Walk in Old City
Post the boat ride follow your guide on a short walking tour of the old city's alleyways and catch sight of the Kashi Vishwanath, one of the holiest Hindu temples.
Stop for breakfast (own expense), then head to Banaras Hindu University (BHU) at 10:00 AM.
Established in 1916, BHU has the largest university campus in Asia. Tour the campus and see the Bharat Kala Bhavan museum and the new Vishwanath Temple (Birla Temple), which is an exact replica of the original Vishwanath Temple. Continue to Mother India Temple, built in the year of 1918 and housing an unusual marble relief map of the Indian subcontinent.
Learn about the silk weaving traditions of Varanasi, then take a break for lunch (own expense).
Post lunch, you would be driven about eight miles (13 KM) to Sarnath to visit the Dhamekh Stupa, known as the place where Buddha gave his first sermon. You'll also visit the Archaeological Museum, which features treasures that date back to the 3rd century BC (closed Fridays).After the Sarnath tour, a short period of relaxation at your hotel in Varanasi would follow.
Back to Varanasi - Enjoy Aarti Ceremony with boat ride
At 5:00 PM Take another boat ride on the Ganges to view the cremation grounds, then return to Dashashwamedh Ghat to watch the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony.
Drop at Hotel, or airport, Varanasi
Your tour ends with a drop back to your hotel around 8:00 PM.
- Luxury AC Car, Bottled water, All Taxes
- Pickup and drop back to hotel / airport in New Delhi
- Ganaga Aarti Ceremony at Dashashwamedh Ghat.
- Morning and Evening Boat Ride at Holy Ganges.
- Buffet Lunch at Multi cuisine Restaurant
- Live Tour Guide services
- Tip to driver and guide
- Monument entrance fees