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3 Days Varanasi tour package for first timers

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    Stop At: Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi District, Babatpur, Uttar Pradesh 221006, India

    Day 1 Itinerary : Arrival transfer + Witness cremation rituals + Attend evening aarti ceremony

    On arrival at Varanasi airport you will be met by our company assistance and transferred to your Hotel [Accommodation will be booked by us and included in this package].

    Company representatives cannot come into the baggage collection area. Having cleared immigration, 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 Tour Varanasi’s Representative who will be waiting to greet you with a paging board with your name on.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Manikarnika Ghat, Ghasi Tola Road, Varanasi 221001 India

    Later after it in the evening you will 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.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ganga Aarti, Dashashwamedh ghat Varanasi Dashashwamedh ghat Road, Varanasi India

    Later after this row back to main Ghat to witness evening 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.

    The ceremony takes place on small wooden steps at the edge of the ghat. 7 young priests in vermillion saffron perform a synchronized 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

    Stop At: Ganges River, Varanasi India

    Day 02 Itinerary : Sunrise boat ride + Visit to some Temples + Visit to Sarnath + Walking tour

    30 minutes prior to sunrise, you will be picked up from your Hotel and drive to river bank of Ganges and embark on a private boat ride to witness the most spiritual and magical sunrise of Varanasi.

    Varanasi boat ride at the time of sunrise from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Harischandra 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.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi 221001 India

    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.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005 India

    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.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India

    After it drive to Sarnath [15 Kms // 45 Minutes]. If you wish to have lunch somewhere, ask your guide and he will take you to best restaurants nearby.

    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 and deer park.

    After it return back to Hotel and have some rest.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Banaras Ghats, Varanasi 221002 India

    After some rest, drive to one of the oldest street of Varanasi and enjoy walking tour.

    A guided walk in Varanasi old streets and through thousands years old alleys, holy temples will leave you mesmerized. 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. A lot more learning experiences to come when you onto this. Question to your Varanasi guide to know the depth of each place, you cover during this Varanasi 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 Vishvanasth 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.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi District, Babatpur, Uttar Pradesh 221006, India

    Day 03 Itinerary : Departure transfer

    Morning will be at your leisure [If you wish to do something - we can arrange the same at additional cost]

    Later at an ideal time, you will be met and transferred to Varanasi airport to catch your flight for onward destination.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We shall pick-up all our clients as per their requests from Varanasi airport [ Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport-Varanasi] or Varanasi railway station. We shall be needing your flight number/train number and time of arrival.
    3 days
    • 2 nights accommodation in an excellent, neat and clean 5 Star Category Hotel.
    • Room Plan [BB : Room + Breakfast]
    • Private rowing boat in the evening for seeing aarti ceremony.
    • Exclusive sunrise boat ride.
    • Sarnath Tour - A place where Lord Budhha gave his first sermon
    • Heritage Walk in old streets of Varanasi.
    • All station and airport transfers, sightseeing & excursions will be by chauffeur driven, AC Medium Car.
    • Services of an English speaking local guide for the monuments as per the program.
    • Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges etc as per the program.
    • Tour Varanasi’s Representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers
    • All currently applicable taxes, including the GST of 5.0% applicable on total invoice amount
    • Entry/Admission - Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
    • Entry/Admission - Manikarnika Ghat
    • Entry/Admission - Ganga Aarti
    • Entry/Admission - Ganges River
    • Entry/Admission - Kashi Vishwanath Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Banaras Hindu University
    • Entry/Admission - Sarnath
    • Entry/Admission - Banaras Ghats
    • Food and drinks expect those which are not mentioned in itinerary
    • Tips
    • Any air fare
    • Any train fare
    • Everything which is not mentioned into inclusions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • A maximum of 06 people per booking
    • High heels shoes are not recommended to be worn during walk and boat tour
    • A child or youth should be accompanied by an adult
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • 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 2 weeks ago

    Had an awesome experiance to one of the oldest living city of varanasi. everything was paerfect, will recommend it to others too. Thank You Tour varanasi

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank jamespattison
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Fantastic Intro to Varanasi This is a comprehensive cultural and religious intro to Varanasi. Super hotel, comfortable vehicle/good driver, sensitive and knowledgeable guide! Highly recommend.

    1  Thank jamesclark623
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    It was my first visit to one of the oldest city of the World Varanasi and Tour Varanasi made that awesome for us.Everything was perfect. From meeting the representative upon Arrival at Airport to Departure to Airport everything was perfect. Company's representative( I don't remember...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    1  Thank gianmarcozamaroni
    Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

    While scanning through things to do in Varanasi on TripAdvisor, came across this and what a brilliant combination of tours activities it was. Just booked it and got relaxed as this package included 02 nights accommodation and vice versa pick-up and drop to and from...More

    3  Thank amandawalton91
    Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

    This was what we just wanted, a culmination of amazing sights. Guide Bharat was excellent and hotel booked was super good. A must take!!

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    3 July 2019|
    Response from TourVaranasi | Property representative |
    Hi, if you opt for this package, we shall provide accommodation for 2 nights in a 5 Star Category Hotel with daily breakfast and all kind of taxes included into that. We provide accommodation either in Hotel The Madin... More
    Diane W
    3 August 2018|
    Response from TourVaranasi | Property representative |
    Dear Diane, TripAdvisor does not allow to share email adresses here. The company name which orgnize this tour is 'TourVaranasi' ... same you can search in google and write to us directly. Further, just for your... More
    Diane W
    3 August 2018|
    Response from TourVaranasi | Property representative |
    You can whatsapp me @ +917457905011 for all of your requirements.
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