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Varanasi tour in 2 days

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    Day 1: Day 1: Varanasi arrival + Walking tour + Participate in evening prayer ceremony with boat

    Stop At: Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi District, Babatpur, Uttar Pradesh 221006, India
    On arrival at Varanasi airport or railway station, you will be met you company Representative and will be transferred to your booked Hotel [Accommodation for 01 Night by service provider included].
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Banaras Ghats, Varanasi 221002 India
    Later in afternoon and drive to Main Spice Market [Shops remains closed on Sundays]. You will step into old lanes of Varanasi. A guided walk in Varanasi old streets and through thousands years old alleys, holy temples will leave you mesmerised.

    Discover the sacred and oldest living culture of this ancient city with getting yourself into these old streets. A walk which promises surprise at every step is extremely rich in its insights and sights.

    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 Vishwanasth Temple, Famous Food Streets of Varanasi, Kachuri Gali, and Perfume Market, Flower market, Silk Market, Souvenirs Market, Spice Market and many countless things.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Manikarnika Ghat, Ghasi Tola Road, Varanasi 221001 India
    Later in the evening you will be taken to river bank of Ganga to see cremation rituals followed by witnessing the mesmerising grand prayer (aarti) ceremony with a private boat.

    On reaching cremation ground – Manikarnika Ghat, you will see all cremation rituals. 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.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ganga Aarti, Dashashwamedh ghat Varanasi Dashashwamedh ghat Road, Varanasi India
    Later after it glide towards to main Ghat [main river bank area] to witness evening prayer ceremony which is a kind of Hindu way of worship, which is basically an event organised every- day 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.

    Later in the middle of this prayer perform candle release rituals in river Ganga. It is said, while doing this, you can wish for smoothing and your wishes gets fulfilled. Guide will chant Mantras for you for this special and spiritual ritual.

    The ceremony takes place on small wooden steps at the edge of the Ghat. 7 young priests in vermilion saffron perform a synchronised prayer ceremony for 45 minutes.

    The ceremony marks an end when priest pours water in the river and chant prayers. This is followed by people offering lamps and flower pots into the river. As the prayer concludes the lamps are immersed into the waters. A belief goes here that before this evening prayer ceremony begins if somebody leaves a lighted lamp in the holy water of Ganges, with a wish in his mind, his wish will come true soon. This act is one of the very simple yet very fulfilling and trusted.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Day 2: Sunrise boat ride + Visit to Kashi Vishwanath Temple + Visit to Sarnath + Departure transfer

    Stop At: Ganges River, Varanasi India
    30 minutes prior to dawn, you will be taken on a boat excursion on the holy river Ganges where you will see the bathing Ghats and cremation site. As you watch people taking holy dips in Ganges and executing the worshipping rituals on the Ghats, you will feel the spirituality of the locals and it might lead you to the deeper insight into your existence in this universe.

    After this you will visit to the most spriritual and holy Temple of Shri Kashi Vishwanath and will see the hindu way of worship closely. Carry your passport [If you are a foreign national] or Identity card [if you are an Indian].

    After this return back to your Hotel.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India
    After this check-out from your Hotel and drive to Sarnath.

    Buddha owns favorite place, Sarnath is among the greatest tourist destinations in Varanasi & has utmost importance in Buddhism religion and culture. Situated 10 kms from Varanasi, Sarnath has religious, cultural and architectural significance. It was in the Deer park in Sarnath where Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon post-enlightenment. It is a place where from this religion and culture started. The place rose to its significance during reigns of Ashoka who erected numerous stupas here.

    You will see Ruins of Sarnath, Budhha Temple, large Buddha statue, Archeological museum [Museum remains closed on Fridays] and deer park.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi District, Babatpur, Uttar Pradesh 221006, India
    Later at an ideal time, you will be transferred to Varanasi airport to catch your flight for onward destination.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered

    Airports

    • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India
    Departure Time
    You will be picked-up from Varanasi airport or railway station by our company Representative. We will be needing your arrival flight number and time of arrival.
    Duration
    2 days
    Inclusions
    • Private rowing boat in the evening for seeing cremation and prayer ceremony.
    • Exclusive sunrise boat ride.
    • Sarnath Tour – See Ruins, Museum, Budhha Temple etc.
    • Varanasi city tour [Visit to Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple and Tulsi Manas Temple etc]
    • All airport railway station transfers, sightseeing & excursions will be by chauffeur driven, Air Conditioned Toyota Innova.
    • Services of an English speaking local guide for as per the above mentioned itinerary.
    • Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges etc as per the program.
    • Company’s representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
    • All currently applicable taxes, including the GST of 5.0%
    • Entry/Admission - Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
    • Entry/Admission - Banaras Ghats
    • Entry/Admission - Manikarnika Ghat
    • Entry/Admission - Ganga Aarti
    • Entry/Admission - Ganges River
    • Entry/Admission - Sarnath
    Exclusions
    • Accommodation.
    • Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fees at monuments, medical expenses, etc
    • Any meals, other than those specified above
    • Any travel insurance
    • Any visa fees
    • Any air-fare
    • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusion
    • Any Tips / Porter charges
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 30 May 2019

    I went there allone and I required a simple pack to visit and get to know most of the city in just two days, since I only have weekends avialables. Bharat picked me up at the airport among a driver and everything went great. He...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank sfunahuel
    Reviewed 29 January 2019

    The tour was arranged perfectly. The guide, Wassim, has always been very kind and professional. We have taken advantage of the two days of stay in Varanasi. It couldn't get any better!!

    Date of experience: January 2019
    1  Thank Luigi R
    Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

    I with my wife visited Varanasi and opt for this package. This was our best decision as 2 days was quiet sufficient for us to roam around in this city and see all major spots popular in here. It contained walk tour, city tour, participation...More

    1  Thank Shivam K
    Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

    It was a package which had all tours and activities popular in Varanasi. The best thing was that, it was reasonably priced. We saw prayer ceremony both in the morning and in the evening with a private boat. After this we walked through old lanes...More

    Thank Peter S
    Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

    We had this tour package arranged by tourvaranasi at a very fair price. Tours planned were amazing and complied to my flight schedule. Everyone involved were extremely polite and helpful. Everyone who is visiting Varanasi and have two days must opt for this.

    Thank Anil K
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    Lalitha K
    18 September 2019|
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    Response from TourVaranasi | Property representative |
    Dear Ms. Lalitha, Yes, you can book this and we can arrange services accordingly. Just that we shall be customizing all these sightseeing based on your flight. You can book this and we then can make sightseeing itinerary... More
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    Tracey R
    3 August 2019|
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    Response from TourVaranasi | Property representative |
    Hi Tracey, Sorry for delay in response. Yes, the price does include airport pick-up and drop off even though these pick-up and drop dates are different than your actual tour date to Varanasi. Hope it was helpful... More
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    10 June 2019|
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    Response from TourVaranasi | Property representative |
    Yes off-course you can book it. Just choose the date from above calendar and choose 02 adults [If if your child is below 18 years] and you can book the same.
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