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Visit the ancient Buddhist site of Sarnath, witness a Puja Ceremony and float down the holy River Ganges.
Our Varanasi Short Stay itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Arrive in Varanasi and you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. As a religious capital of Hinduism, Varanasi is the oldest living city in India as well as one of the world’s most ancient cities.
Rise early this morning to commence your cruise on the River Ganges to view the ghats at sunrise when they are abuzz with activity. The devotees perform their ablutions in the river or offer prayers to the rising sun. As you cruise along the river you will have an ideal vantage point to view these activities. Please note: It is inappropriate to take photos of any burning Ghats, as this is a funeral ceremony.
Return to your hotel to freshen up before commencing a brief sightseeing tour of Varanasi. We start by visiting some of the important temples like Bharat Mata Mandir, a unique temple inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. Another is the Durga Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, consort of Lord Shiva.
Afterwards we drive through the largest residential university of Asia, Banaras Hindu University, founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya where we visit the new Vishwanath Temple in the university campus. This afternoon you will visit the Buddhist sites at Sarnath. (B,L)
This morning after check-out you will be met and transferred to the airport to board your flight to onward destination. (B)
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