Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination : Varanasi-Bodh Gaya-Allahabad-Ayodhya Naimisaranyam-Lucknow-Agra-Mathura-Vrindavan-Delhi.
Day 01 : Arrival Varanasi
Upon arrival in Varanasi, our representatives will assist to transfer you to the hotel, enjoy sightseeing tour of Varanasi. The tour covers Temples Lord Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir , one of the biggest universities of India (Banaras Hindu University). In the evening, view “Aarati” ceremony on the Ghats (By boat visit All major Ghats) & Shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel Varanasi.
Day 02 : Varanasi(Kashi) – Bodhgaya (275 Kms. – 06 Hrs. approx)
Early morning visit boat ride (Sun Rise) & Kashi,Kalbharav temple.Proceed to Bodh Gaya, enjoy sightseeing tour Buddhist Temple , Monestry , Bodhi tree. Overnight stay at Hotel .
Day 03 : Bodhgaya (Gaya) – Varanasi
After Breakfast transfer to Gaya (12 Kms).Gaya – “Poorva jenmma puja”
Visit Vishnu Temples, Vishnupad Temple is sacred among Hindus and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. According to believers and religious texts, the footprints inside the temple are those of Lord Vishnu.
Drive to Varanasi on arrival free time to shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 : Varanasi – Allahabad- (150 kms / 03 Hrs) Chitrkoot (150 kms / 04 Hrs)
After breakfast at hotel proceed to Chitrakoot. On arrival visit to spatik shila guptagodavari ram shaiyya bharath koop. On arrival check into the hotel and overnight stay in Allahabad hotel.
Day 05 : Allahabad – Ayodhya (200 kms / 06 Hrs)
After breakfast at hotel proceed to Ayodhya. On arrival visit to Rama Janmbhumi – the birth place of lord Rama and other temples. On arrival check into the hotel and overnight stay in Faizabad A.P. House/ Shane Awadh hotel.
Day 06 : Ayodhya – Naimisaranyam – Lucknow (180 Kms / 04 Hrs)
After breakfast at hotel proceed to Naimisaranyam. The Mahabhrata was composed by Vedavyas in this forest. A dip in the river Gomati at this spot is considered to be very sacred ritual. Later return to Lucknow. Overnight in the hotel at Lucknow.
Day 07 : Lucknow – Agra(300 Kms / 07 Hrs) .
After breakfast at hotel proceed to Agra. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 08 : Agra – Delhi (250 Kms / 07 Hrs) .
After breakfast at hotel proceed to Delhi enroute visit Mathura – Vrindavan. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 09 : Delhi .
After breakfast at hotel proceed to Full day city tour of New Delhi – Visit Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb & Lotus Temple. India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshmi Narayan Temple – a modern Hindu temple also drive past President’s House, Parliament House and Connaught Place shopping Center.
Old Delhi – Visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana-the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 10 : Dep – Delhi .
Representatives will assist to transfer you to the Airport / train station.
——-Tour End With Sweet Memory ——-
Varanasi : – Known as India’s most sacred city, Varanasi is situated on the western bank of the holy river Ganga. It is also the oldest living city in the world. As a place for devotion and worship, with hundreds of temples dotting the city, sunrise on the river front as seen from a boat can be a spiritually uplifting sight. It has a fascination uniquely its own, a quality of sublime beauty, a timeless eternal appeal.
Morning boat ride at the dawn followed by old city walk: Boating in the Ganges during the sun rise in Varanasi is main attraction. We can observe here the Hindu’s way of life on the bank of the river Ganges (Ghats).
Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the place to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins.
There are number of temples on the bank of the Ganga River in Varanasi. It is at the Ganga Ghats where we see life and death together. There are numbers of Ghat alongside Ganga in Varanasi. Some of the prominent and popular Ghats at Varanasi are the Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat &Kedar Ghat
After boat ride a small walk in to the oldest part of Varanasi which is famous for its narrow street.
Sarnath : Sarnath in Varanasi, 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.
There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices at Sarnath. Some of the important Buddhist monuments at Sarnath are the Dhamekha stupa, the Dharmarajika stupa & the Chaukhandi stupa and monasteries and temples of different schools of Buddhism from Japan, China, Thailand, Burma and others. The Indian Buddhist society called Mahabodhi Society maintains a park around the Buddha temple. The Mahabodhi Temple within the park has a tooth relic of the Buddha.
There is also a vast expanse of ancient ruins at Sarnath. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD, and today it presents the most precious ruins amongst places on the Buddhist trail. The Lion Capital of Ashoka pillar at Sarnath is the National emblem of India, which is displayed in the archaeological museum in Sarnath.
Evening Aarti : Aarti, also spelled arathi, 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.
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. The river is also worshiped with flower petals.
The city of Allahabad is among the largest cities of Uttar Pradesh and situated at the confluence of three rivers- Ganga, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati. The meeting point is known as Triveni and is especially sacred to Hindus. The earlier settlements of the Aryans were established in this city, then known as Prayag” Prayagasya Praveshshu Papam Nashwati Tatkshanam. All sins are cleaned with entry in Prayag ( the ancient name of modern time Allahabad) PRAYAG is one of the historic and mythological cities of India with glorious past and present. It continues to enjoy the distinction of being a place of haunting and lasting memories. It is a city of mixed culture of Hindu, Muslims, Jains and Christians.
Its sanctity is manifest by references to it in Purans, the Ramayan and the Mahabharata. According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Brahma, the creator God of the Trinity, chose a land on earth(ie Prayag) to perform ‘Prakrista Yag’, at the beginning of the creation and he also refereed to it as Tirth raj or the King of all pilgrimage centres’ As per writing of ‘Padam Puran’ – “As the sun is amongst the moon and the moon amongst the stars, likewise ‘Prayag is best amongst all places of pilgrimage” The bathing at Prayag is mentioned in Brahma Puran s “ in the month of Magha at the bank of Ganga Yamuna in Prayag bestows results of millions and millions of Ashvmedha Yajna
– Cost as per Mentioned Itinerary only.
– Commercial vehicle as per Itinerary(sightseeing)only which Includes all Parking & driver allowance.
– Airport / Train station pick-up & dropping.
– 02 Nights hotel accommodation in Varanasi / 01 night in Bodhgaya /01 night inAllahabad/01 night in Faizabad /01 night in Lucknow 01 night in Agra/02 night in Delhi double Sharing basis) on CPI (room with breakfast & Tax).
– Professional Guide.
– Boat Ride [Varanasi Morning]
– Any personal expenditure like tip, Pooja etc.
– Any Entrance Ticket (Monument & Museum ).
– Any Train/Flight Ticket Service tax as actual.
– Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
– Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
– Porterage at airport / station & hotels, insurance , laundry , liquors , wine etc.
– Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides , roadblocks , etc.
– Any increase in taxes or fuel leading to an increase in surface transport.
– Mandatory X-Mas /New Year eve supplementry charges , that should be paid by the guest directly to the hotel concerned.
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