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3-Day Varanasi Exclusive Tour

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    Day 1: Aarti

    Be picked-up at the airport or railway station and check in to hotel. In the evening, experience the Hindu ritual Aarti. Aartis also refer to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when offering of lamps is being offered. Hindus in India worship the river Ganges as goddess. Every evening in Varanasi, aarti is performed at the Dashashwamedh ghat. We can watch it from the Ghat or from the waterside in a boat. It is a beautiful, resonant, and majestic spectacle with a very precise choreography involving rituals performed by several priests with the sound of bells, drums, cymbals, and Sanskrit mantras.

    Day 2: Morning Boat Ride

    Start your next day with a morning boat ride at the dawn. Boating in the Ganges at the sunrise in Varanasi is one of the main attractions. Observe Hindu’s way of life on the bank of the river Ganges. There are number of temples on the bank of the Ganges River in Varanasi. It is at the Ganga Ghats [Banaras Ghat] where you can see life and death together. There are numbers of Ghat alongside Ganges river in Varanasi where you can see Hindu cremation as well. Some of the prominent and popular Ghats at Varanasi are the Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat, Assi Ghat,Shivala Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Darbhanga Ghat, Ahilyabai Ghat and Kedar Ghat. After the boat ride take a small walk in to the oldest part of Varanasi, famous for its narrow street. Visit Kashi Vishwnath Temple area, also known as the Golden Temple. (The temple itself is open to Hindu only)

    After breakfast, drive to Sarnath, approximately 10km (6.2ml) from Varanasi City. Varanasi is where the Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon in a Deer Park. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism. There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices at Sarnath. 

     

    The main attractions of Sarnath are Archaeological and Excavation Area (Sarnath, Deer park), Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhammek Stupa (Dhamekha Stupa), Dharmarajika Stupa, Mulagandhakuti Vihara, Ashoka Pillar (Ashokan Lion Pillar), Ashokan Lion-Capital (the national emblem of India) and the Archeological Museum.

     

    Day 3: City Tour

    After breakfast, drive to Banaras Hinu University, and visit the Indian art museum Bharat Kala Bhawan and New Kashi Vishwnath Temple. Other important points to see in city include the Durga Temple (monkey temple), Tulasi Manas Temple, Bharat Mata Temple (Mother India Temple).
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    Reviewed 10 March 2019

    I would highly recommend the company for not just a first-time visit to Varanasi but also the seasoned ones. I spent a day and a half in the city with the sole aim of relaxing, unwinding and walking by the ghats of this beautiful city....More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank priyanjalimitra
    VaranasiDayTours, Owner at Varanasi Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

    Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our...More

    Reviewed 15 February 2019

    My friend and I were lucky to get J.D as our guide. His knowledge of the history of Varanasi and his information on Hinduism and culture was vast and very enlightening. The range of sites, sequence and organisation of this tour was faultless. There were...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Emilyvr13
    VaranasiDayTours, Owner at Varanasi Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

    Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our...More

    Reviewed 12 January 2019

    The tour was very professional and ensured we saw far more in three days than it would ever of been possible to do without local knowledge. The hotel was good. The driver excellent (on roads we would never of dreamed of driving on ourselves) in...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Graeme065
    VaranasiDayTours, Owner at Varanasi Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

    Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our...More

    Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

    My partner and I are an Aussie couple - we went on this tour and had such an incredible experience. We were well informed for the entirety of the tour and saw and learnt so much from our guide whose English was superb. So much...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
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    VaranasiDayTours, Owner at Varanasi Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

    Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our...More

    Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

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

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    indrajeetvns, Owner at Varanasi Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

    Dear Ms. Kathleen & Mr. Robert, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback & recommend us. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time...More

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    Yes, but the minimum cost of this tour is based on two person, because hotel price is almost same for single and double so you have to pay for two person. If you book hotel your self in better price you can book, "Varanasi... More
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