Spritual Tour Varanasi - 3 Days from Delhi
Scheduled For: Every Day
Varanasi Also known as Banaras or Kashi, A city, as old as history itself considered as one of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. The dimly lit Ghats and Artis on them, the serene flow of the river Ganga & peaceful boat ride on them, the calls of ‘har-har Mahadev‘ in the city lanes & mouthwatering street food on them, From burning Ghats to Medieval temples, Museums to Universities, Hinduism to Buddhism, The Hippes to Aghori Saddhus everything makes Varanasi, the most vibrant and timeless city of India. Varanasi is certainly not for the faint-hearted. It takes either thirst for travel adventure or passion for the divine to dive headlong into this city. the experience is in watching the spectacle of life and death on the river and meandering through the alleys of the old city offering photographer & travellers a unique perspective to the soul of India.
Category : Spritual & Cultural
Duration : 02 Nights / 03 Days
Day 01: Welcome To Varanasi
Reaching Varanasi railway Station. Rest for while and we are ready to get celebrate Ganga as we walk along banks of holy River.There are around 87 ghats, however around 25 are iconic and worth some time.We will begin our Ghat hoping from Dasawamedh Ghat(the top attraction in Varanasi and one of the oldest and holiest Varanasi ghats). A walk along the ghats is more fascinating experience as you pass through chilling Harishchandra Ghat, Darbhanga Ghat, eventually Assi Ghat where the Ganges River meets the river. Assi Ghat at the extreme southern end of the main ghats, hence it’s not as crowded , scenic and peaceful. By evening We return back in Dasaswamedh Ghat either by boat or walk to attend the renowned The Maha Ganga Aarti (7pm) from the Steps or in the Boats. Over night at Hotel.
Day 2: Temple Hopping
Varanasi is called the city of temples, Varanasi is home to about 2,000 temples. People from all parts of India as well as the world come to Varanasi to visit these temples, making the holy temples of Varanasi amongst the most visited temples in India. Most of the temples that are located on the Ganga Ghats are old and date back to the medieval period. We will cover
1. Mrityunjay Mahadeva Temple
2. Kalbhairav temple
3. Sri Kashi Vishawanath Temple
4. Sri Gauri Kedareshwar Temple
5. Sri Durga Devi Temple
6. Sankat Mochan – Lord Hanuman
7. Tulsi Manas – Lord Ram
8. Birla Vishwanath Mandir – Lord Shiva
9. Aghori Temple Sinking Shiva temple near the Scindia Ghat Aghoracharya Baba!
Day 3: Enlightenment at Sarnath
Morning we will leave for Sarnath, located just 12 km from the Hindu holy city of Varanasi. It is the site of the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma after his enlightenment. Sarnath is one of four holy Buddhist sites sanctioned by the Buddha himself for pilgrimage. Sarnath is calm and serene away from the madding crowd, give a quiet visit to Sarnath and you will feel in a completely whole new world! Chaukhandi Stupa is said to be built originally as a terraced temple in 4th to 6th century during the Gupta period. Dhameka or Dhamekha Stupa, Lord Buddha delivered the first discourse of his Dhamma and the famous eight-fold path here. Another significant structure at Sarnath is the remains of the Dharmarajika Stupa, just a short distance from the Dhamekh Stupa. According to archaeologists Dharmarajika Stupa contained the bones of the Buddha. Constructed during Ashoka’s reign. As you walk away from the archaeological ruins, you can see the Sarnath Archaeological Museum . The ASI museum houses a number of artifacts related to Buddhist art as well as many images and sculptures of Hindu Gods recovered during excavations in the region. The Mulagandhakuti Vihara temple, built by the Sri Lankan Mahabodhi Society, is one of the many Buddhist temples in Sarnath and probably the most famous. A few meters away from the Mulagandhakuti Vihara temple is the holy Bodhivriksha(the Bodhi Tree). The Bodhi tree the most sacred tree for Buddhists as Lord Buddha attained enlightenment sitting under this tree only. The Bodhi Tree of Sarnath was planted from a branch taken from the Sri Maha Bodhi tree of Anuradhapura,Sri Lanka. Evening back to Hotel / back to Railway station
We will provide -
One local guide with speaking langauge of your choice.
Local Street food at evening (Lassi , Sweet , Bhang :P , Chat )
2-3 Nights accommodation in Hotel with Breakfast
All Intercity and Intra city transfers & Long distance sightseeing (Varanasi ) By vehicle and fun ride at Cycle Riksha .
Lunch and dinner.
Entry tickets (Some like museum some don’t so why pay us if you don’t).
Train / Plane tickets (Dehi – Varanasi – Delhi) .
Anything other than mentioned above.
CostingOn Request will depend on boarding and lodging preferences.
Temple & Ghats walks, Ganga Aarti, Boat Rides, Hostel Stay, Street Food, Photography, Enlightenment at Sarnath & much More
Starting Point: Varanasi Railway Station
End Point: Varanasi Railway Station
Covers: Temple & Ghats walks, Ganga Aarti, Boat Rides, Street Food, Photography, Enlightenment at Sarnath
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