Varanasi tour in 2 days

Cultural & Theme Tours in Varanasi

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This tour package is a perfect selection of Varanasi tours for those individuals who wish to explore Varanasi in two days with one night. It is designed in such a way that it covers most of the touristic and non-touristic (our specialty) activities Varanasi has got to provide together with dawn and sunset boat rides, temples visit, ashram visits and Sarnath tour. It  also included exploring hidden alleys and thousands years old building of Varanasi by walking through and vising into it. Tour Highlights :  • Guided visit to Sarnath - A place where Lord Budhha delivered his first sermon • Guided visit to cremation ground followed by witnessing aarti ceremony with a private boat • Guided walking tour into old lanes of Varanasi  • Guided sunrise boat ride with a private boat  • Visit to an Ashram or Muth 
Suggested itinerary :  Day 01: Varanasi arrival + Walking tour + Evening aarti with private boat After you arrive in Varanasi airport/railway station and head towards exit Gate, you will see your our company assitance who will meet, greet and take you to your booked Hotel. Later in late afternoon you will be met by your local guide and drive to old part of the city and step into thousands years old lanes to explore it. A guided walk in Varanasi old streets and through thousands years old alleys, holy temples will leave you mesmerized.  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 [From outside], Famous Food Streets of Varanasi, Kachuri Gali, Perfume Market, Flower market, Silk Market, Souvenirs Market and many countless things.Later in the evening visit to Ghat to witness aarti ceremony followed by visit to cremation ground : Aarti, also spelled arati, is a Hindu ritual, in which light is offered to one or more deities. Aartis also refer to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when offering of lamps is being offered. After this you will visit to cremation Ground and see the burning of dead bodies. Your guide will explain about the logic behind burning of dead bodies. Later after this return back to Hotel and stay overnight. Day 02: Sunrise boat ride + Temples visit + Sarnath visit + Departure transfer to railway station or airport Start your day with sunrise boat ride. Varanasi boat ride at the time of sunrise from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Manikarnika 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. Later after it visit to Mother India Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Monkey Temple etc. Afternoon visit to Sarnath - is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism.In Sarnath you will see deer park, Budhha Temple, Archaeological Museum [Closed on Fridays] and Sarnath Ruins. At an ideal time, you will be picked-up from Hotel and will be transferred to airport or railway station in order to proceed your next destination. If you have departure on day 3rd, we can arrange the same for you without any additional cost. 

What’s included

  • 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%

What’s not included

  • 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

Itinerary

Day 01: Varanasi arrival + Walking tour + Evening aarti with private boat After you arrive in Varanasi airport/railway station and head towards exit Gate, you will see your our company assitance who will meet, greet and take you to your booked Hotel.  Later in late afternoon you will be met by your local guide and drive to old part of the city and step into thousands years old lanes to explore it. A guided walk in Varanasi old streets and through thousands years old alleys, holy temples will leave you mesmerized.  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 [From outside], Famous Food Streets of Varanasi, Kachuri Gali, Perfume Market, Flower market, Silk Market, Souvenirs Market and many countless things. Later in the evening visit to Ghat to witness aarti ceremony followed by visit to cremation ground : Aarti, also spelled arati, is a Hindu ritual, in which light is offered to one or more deities. Aartis also refer to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when offering of lamps is being offered. After this you will visit to cremation Ground and see the burning of dead bodies. Your guide will explain about the logic behind burning of dead bodies.  Later after this return back to Hotel and stay overnight. 
Day 02: Sunrise boat ride + Temples visit + Sarnath visit + Departure transfer to railway station or airport  Start your day with sunrise boat ride. Varanasi boat ride at the time of sunrise from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Manikarnika 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.  Later after it visit to Mother India Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Monkey Temple etc.  Afternoon visit to Sarnath - is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism. In Sarnath you will see deer park, Budhha Temple, Archaeological Museum [Closed on Fridays] and Sarnath Ruins.  At an ideal time, you will be picked-up from Hotel and will be transferred to airport or railway station in order to proceed your next destination.  If you have departure on day 3rd, we can arrange the same for you without any additional cost.
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