Day Tour :Kashi Darshan with Sarnath and Ganga Arti
Day start at 7 AM in Summer and 8 AM in Winter. Pickup from Hotel/Resident to start the religious tour in Varanasi known as Kashi Darshan. We start with most religious temple of Varanasi - Kashi Vishwanath temple – one of the 12 jyotirling in India . Have time and interest attend the Morning Magla Arti or have Rudrabhisekham Rituals in Temple .
Latter cover other fabulous temples like Annapurna Temple- Goddess of Food . Tulsi Manas Mandir- Place where Goswami Tulsi Das wrote Ramcharita manas , Sankat Mochan (Hanuman temple) , Durga Temple (Monkey Temple) , New Vishwanath temple or Birla temple in BHU & Bharat Mata Temple.
Note – Most of temples close from 12 to 3 PM.
Latter we will have lunch en-route and drive towards Sarnath - Place where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples in Dear Park . The attractions at Sarnath are the Buddha temples , the Dhamekha stupa , Chaukhandi stupa and the archaeological museum .
Note – Museum is close on Friday.
In evening we will have a boat ride on the Ganges which will cover all the famous Ghats of Varanasi . It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people doing their rituals and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. See the Manikarnika ghat where people perform the last rituals of life "Cremation" . Latter cover other famous Ghats of Varanasi via boat like Assi Ghat , Harishchandra Ghat , Man Mandir Ghats , Tulsi Ghats and many more.
Latter from same boat experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will get a glimpse of the spiritualism - Ganga Aarti at the Ganga Ghats (riverfront) . Mostly Ganga Aarti is performed after sunset so the timing may alter with seasons about 30 to 45 min.
- Summer – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (approx.)
- Winter – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (approx.)
Enjoy the local food as dinner (optional) & later drop to Hotel/Resident.
- You can enjoy morning boat ride , known as Subah-e-banaras also. In that case, your day will start 1-2 hr early at about 5-6 AM in summer and 6-7 AM in winter.
- Boat ride are optional and have to pay extra unless not mentioned in Include section of cost.
- Package cost does not cover the Pickup/drop to Airport/ Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya junction (Mugalsarai station). It will start anywhere from the city which suits to traveler. Pickup/drop to Airport/Mugalsarai station will be cost exta as per tariff.