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$12 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Banaras Wala Tours

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ganges River, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar PradeshFrom the boat you can watch the daily lives of the locals as they practice yoga, pray, worship the river, bathe, drink chai, get a haircut, or do their laundry. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Varanasi Old City ToursFrom there, we will go on a walking tour through the labyrinth of alleys in the old town where we have to dodge people, cows, dogs and goats. If you are hungry we can always stop for a breakfast break (at your own expense) and of course, we will drink some chai along the way. Wandering around in the old town we will see how the local people live. After this, I will bring you back to your hotel so you can take some rest. I know that Varanasi is overwhelming with its colours, fragrances and noise so you might need some time off to contemplate the day so far.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar PradeshLate afternoon, I will pick you up again to bring you to the Dasaswamedh Ghat. Every evening, when dusk descends, the Ganga Aarti will be performed by pandits (priest). An Aarti is a devotional ritual that uses fire as an offering. The offering is made to the Goddess Ghanga. This whole mind-blowing, spiritual ceremony will last for less than 1 hour. We will participate from the shore, but if you prefer to watch it from the water in a boat I can work it out for you, for an additional fee.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar PradeshWe will finish this beautiful day with a stroll along the Riverside and the ghats. If you are interested, we also have the option to visit Manikarnika Ghat where the open air crematorium is running 24/7. It is strictly forbidden to take any pictures there, out of respect for the dead., but, it's a very interesting place to see how the Hindus cope with the cycle of life and death which is so different compared to Western world ideas.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sarnath, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar PradeshSarnath is a place located 10 km north-east of Varanasi. Often one can see drawings or paintings from The Buddha (Siddharta Gautama) surrounded by deer. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first thaught the dharma to his disciples after he achieved enlightenment.As well as Bodhgaya, Kushinagar and Lumbini, Sarnath is one of the 4 main pilgrimage destinations. This place attracts Buddhists from all over the world whereBuddhism is a major religion (such as Thailand, Japan, Tibet, Sri Lanka and Myanmar) There are established temples and monasteries in Sarnath in the style that is typical for the respective country. It's an oasis of peace and tranquillity and a big contrast to the chaos and hectic of the Indian world outside. If you are interested, we can make a stop half way to have a look at the handmade silk industry, where one make the famous Varanasi silk saree.Duration: 4 hours

$1185 Cultural & Theme Tours

Footsteps of Buddha Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Varanasi-ArrivalPass By: Lal Bahadur Shastri International AirportOn arrival transfer to hotel check in hotel. Later an English speaking guide will take you for Aarti Ceremony at Holy River Ganges. Stay overnight at Varanasi Hotel Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in VaranasiDay 2: Varanasi-Sarnath ExcursionPass By: Sarnath, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar PradeshMorning boat ride at Holy river Ganges, back to hotel have your breakfast. An English speaking guide will take you Sarnath: which is one of the four places of Buddhist pilgrimage to which his devout followers should visit, if they wanted to visit a place for that reason. It was also the site of the Buddha's Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, which was his first teaching after attaining enlightenment.Afternoon back to city and visit : Kashi Vishwanath Temple, BHU, Sankat Mochan Temple, Tulsi Manas TempleStay overnight at Varanasi Hotel.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in VaranasiDay 3: Varanasi-Bodhgaya-DrivePass By: bodhgayaMorning after breakfast you will check out from the hotel. Later driven to Bodhgaya in which after arrival check in at hotel, an English guide will escort you for Bodhgaya sightseeing: Royal Bhutan Monastery, Great Budhha Statue, Daijokyo Buddhist Temple Stay overnight at BodhgayaMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in BodhgayaDay 4: Bodhgaya-SightseeingPass By: bodhgayaMorning after breakfast an English speaking local guide will escort you for main attractions of Bodhgaya: Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi Tree, Animesh Lochna, Muchalinda Lake and Sujata Village Stay overnight at Bodhgaya Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in BodhgayaDay 5: Bodhgaya-Rajgir-Nalanda -DrivePass By: Nalanda, Patna, Patna District, BiharMorning after breakfast you will check out and drive for Rajgir to visit Vishwa Shanti Stupa and some other sights later continue drive for Patna. On the way visit Nalanda University which is known as one of the oldest university in the world. Arrive Patna and check in at hotel and relax.Stay overnight at Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in RajgirDay 6: Rajgir-Kushinagar-DrivePass By: KushinagarAfter breakfast check out and drive to Kushinagar. Later you will have the chance to visit the Maha-Pari Nirvana temple and Ramabhar Stupa. Stay overnight at KushinagarMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in KushinagarDay 7: Kushinagar-Lumbini-DrivePass By: Lumbini Temple.Morning after breakfast you will check out and drive to Lumbini. (Here you have to cross India Border and entry in Nepal, Nepal visa is required) . The entry permit takes a bit of time. On arrival check in at the Hotel.Night stay in Lumbini.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in LumbiniDay 8: Lumbini-SightseeingPass By: Rupandehi, Butwal, 15 No. Ward OfficeThe morning after breakfast Lumbini sightseeing. Lumbini - the birthplace of the Buddha, was located in 1890 after being untraced for 1,500 years. Evening sightseeing tour of Lumbini including a visit to the birth Place of Lord Buddha.Night stay in Lumbini.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in LumbiniDay 9: Lumbini-Lucknow-dropPass By: Lucknow, Lucknow, Lucknow District, Uttar PradeshAfter breakfast drive to Lucknow & transfer to Airport to board your direct fight to Home.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$98 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Excursion To Sarnath From Varanasi With Transfers and Tour Guide

Skip the stress of finding a taxi for Sightseeing at the start for Your Varanasi Sightseeing Simply enter your details when you book, pay in advance, and then show your voucher to your driver when you get Picked up with our Trip Representative Car Driver.Take you to Air-conditioned Car to Explore This Half Day Excursion To Sarnath From Varanasi.In the car You will Get FREE INTERNET / Water Bottle and snacks to get refreshed after the Long journey. Hence we welcome you to VaranasiAfternoon s/seeing of Sarnath TourSarnath: There are four geographically important places in the life of Buddha: Where he was born (Lumbini, Nepal), where he gained enlightenment (Bodh Gaya, India), where he gave his first sermon (Sarnath, India) and where he left his mortal body (Kushinagar, India).Knowledgeable English Speaking Driver will be Provided for your Comfort and ease of Asking any first Impression of the city.What you will get : • Airconditioned Car with Free WIFI internet • Water Bottle • Cookies and Snacks • On request - Music in a Car • On Time Pickup and Drop Up. • City SightseeingOn Time- On Quality and Pure Hospitality is our Vision.

$1460 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Footsteps of Buddha

Day 01: Arrive Delhi Arrive Delhi airport. Our representative will be at the airport to welcome you and will assist you till check in. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 02: Delhi After breakfast, enjoy a full day combined city tour of Old & New Delhi.In Old Delhi, visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948.In New Delhi drive past the Presidential Palace, the Rashtrapati Bhawan and the secretariat buildings, the impressive Rajpath to the World War I memorial arch, the India Gate. Visit Humayun’s Tomb built in 1565 AD and Qutub Minar, 72 meters high. Overnight stay at the hotel.Day 03: Delhi – Patna (By Flight G8 140 Depart at 10:25 Hrs and arrive at 12:10 Hrs)   Patna – Nalanda - Rajgir - Bodhgaya (Approx. 180 Kms / 06 Hrs drive)Early morning transfer to the Airport to connect flight for Patna. Upon arrival, drive to Bodhgaya, Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir. Overnight stay at Hotel.Day 04: Bodhgaya  After breakfast sightseeing of Bodhgaya. Overnight stay at Hotel. Day 05:  Bodhgaya – Varanasi (Approx. 247 Kms / 7 Hrs drive) After breakfast drive to Varanasi. On arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Evening visit river Ganga Ghat to attend the holy Aarti. Overnight stay at Hotel.Day 06: Varanasi  Early morning boat tour on River Ganges to visit Bathing Ghats, and visit various temples and city tour of Varanasi. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath. Overnight stay at Hotel.Day 07: Varanasi – Kushinagar (Approx. 265 Kms / 07 Hrs drive)After breakfast drive to Kushinagar. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Rambhar Stupa. Overnight stay at Hotel.Day 08: Kushinagar – Lumbini  (Approx. 170 Kms / 04 Hrs drive) Morning drive to Lumbini. On arrival transfer to the hotel.Later enjoy sightseeing of Lumbini where the Lord Buddha was born. Overnight stay at Hotel. Day 09:  Lumbini – Sravasti (Approx. 180 Kms / 04 Hrs drive) After early breakfast, drive to Sravasti. Sravasti (Sahet-Mahet) capital of the ancient kingdom of Kosala, an active center for Buddhism. Overnight stay at hotel.Day 10: Sravasti – Lucknow (Approx. 170 Kms / 04 Hrs drive)           Lucknow – Delhi (By Train # 12003 Lucknow Swran Shatabdi @ 1535 / 2215 Hrs) Morning breakfast and proceed to Lucknow to board the train to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, transfer you to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.Day 11: Delhi – Departure  Morning breakfast at Hotel. Later on time, transfer to International Airport to connect flight for onward destination.

$1520 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Buddhist Tour with Monument of Love-Taj Mahal

Itinerary:Day 1: Arrive Delhi Arrive Delhi on arrival, meet and greet by our representative and transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 2: Delhi After breakfast, enjoy a full day combined city tour of Old & New Delhi. In Old Delhi, visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi enjoy drive past the Presidential Palace, the Rashtrapati Bhawan and the secretariat buildings, the impressive Rajpath, India Gate. Also visit Qutub Minar. Overnight at the hotel.Day 3: Delhi – Agra (203 Kms / 04 Hrs) Morning drive to Agra. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Later visit World famous Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. Overnight at the hotel. (Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays)Day 4: Agra – Sankasia – Lucknow (410 Kms/ 11 Hrs) Morning drive to Lucknow. Enroute visit Sankasia, where Lord descended from heaven after giving sermon to his mother after 7 years of her death. Continue drive to Lucknow. On arrival transfer to hotel.Day 5: Lucknow – Sravasti (170 Kms / 04 Hrs)Morning drive to Sravasti. On arrival check-in at hotel. Later proceed for the sightseeing visit Sravasti (Sahet-Mahet). Overnight at hotel.Day 6: Sravasti – Lumbini (180 Kms / 04 Hrs) Morning drive to Lumbini. On arrival check-in at hotel. Later enjoy sightseeing of Lumbini where the Lord Buddha was born. Overnight at Hotel.Day 7: Lumbini – Kushinagar (170 Kms / 04 Hrs)Morning drive to Kushinagar. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Later visit Mahaparinirvana Temple and Rambhar Stupa. Overnight at Hotel.Day 8: Kushinagar – Varanasi (265 Kms / 07 Hrs)After breakfast drive to Varanasi. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Evening visit river Ganga Ghat for Holy Aarti. Overnight stay at Hotel.Day 9: Varanasi Early morning boat tour on River Ganges to visit Bathing Ghats, also visit Banaras Hindu University and various temples. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath. Overnight stay at Hotel.Day 10: Varanasi – Bodhgaya (247 Kms / 7 Hrs) After breakfast drive to Bodhgaya. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.Day 11: BodhgayaAfter breakfast sightseeing of Bodhgaya. Visit Mahabodhi Temple. Here under the Bodhi Tree, Shakyamuni Gautama attained supreme knowledge to become Buddha. Overnight stay at Hotel.Day 12: Bodhgaya – Nalanda – Rajgir – Patna (180 Kms / 06 Hrs) Patna - Departure After breakfast, drive to Patna. Enroute visit Nalanda and Rajgir. On arrival in Patna, transfer to Airport.

$1350 Cultural & Theme Tours

Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour India

Day 1: Arrive Delhi DelhiArrive Delhi by international flight,Assistance on arrival and transfer to the Hotel. Day 2: Delhi – Varanasi VaranasiTake a morning flight to Varanasi and on arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit of Varanasi. Day 3: Varanasi Sight Seeing VaranasiVisit Ghats & Temples of Varanasi. Boat Ride in the Ganges. Day 4: Varanasi – Bodhgaya BodhgayaMorning after Breakfast, drive towards Baodhgaya en-route visiting Sasaram. Day 5: Bodhgaya BodhgayaVisit of the Buddhist Temples. Day 6: Patna PatnaMorning after breakfast drive towards Patna, en-route visiting Rajgir & Nalanda. Day 7: Patna – Kushinagar KushinagarDrive to Kushinagar via Vaishali, check-in at the hotel. Day 8: Kushinagar – Lumbini LumbiniDrive to Lumbini and check-in at the hotel.Afternoon visit Lumbini. Day 9: Lumbini – Sravasti SravastiDrive to Sravasti & Check-in at pre-booked hotel. Day 10: Sravasti SravastiMorning city sightseeing tour. Afternoon at leisure. Day 11: Sravasti – Lucknow – Delhi DelhiDrive to Lucknow & evening shatabdi train to delhi & check-in at pre booked hotel. Day 12: Delhi DelhiRelax & Local Sight Seeing Day 13: Delhi – Agra – Delhi DelhiDrive to Agra after Breakfast. Visit Taj & Drive Back in the Evening to Delhi, overnight at Pre-booked hotel or Drop at the desired place