Varanasi is said to be the oldest surviving city of the world. Varanasi is also called as Kashi or Benaras. Being the most venerated pilgrim place in Hindu religion, Varanasi is said to be a museum of temples. Also 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. Many important and famous temples are located at Ganga Ghats (river front), adding to the religious value of the holy river, Ganges.
Most of the temples that are located on the Ganga Ghats are old and date back to the medieval period. According to legends the first Siva Jyotirlinga, the fiery pillar of light, came through the earth here and flared into the sky. Therefore Varanasi is also called Kashi, "the City of Light." The Kashi Vishwanath temple, located near the Ganga Ghats, is the most famous and important temple of Varanasi. In this temple resides the guardian of the holy city, Lord Shiva. Other important temples of Varanasi are the new Vishwanath temple, the SankatMochan temple, the Durga temple, the KalBhairav temple and the Mritunjaya temple.
VARANASI - SARNATH - PRAYAG - AYODHYA
4 Nights & 5 Days
Day 01:Varanasi Arrivals & Ganga Aarti
Pickup from Airport/Railway station and check in to Hotel. At evening, get ready to experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will be taken to River Ganges. Enjoy Ganga Aarti. Get a glimpse of the spiritualism at the Ganga Ghats (river front).Can enjoy the Ganga Aarti on Boat (optional and by own cost). Night stay at Hotel in Varanasi.
1. Ganga Aarti
Day 02: Varanasi – Morning Boat Ride – Sarnath (15 KM 0.5 hr) - Temple Tour
Early morning, we will be taken for a boat ride on the Ganges. It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. We will visit all the famous Ghats of Varanasi via boat. Latter visit the most religious Kashi Vishwanath temple, Annapurna Temple, the Bharat Mata temple, Sankat Mochan(Hanuman temple), Manas Mandir, BHU. Come back to hotel for breakfast.
Latter in non, we will be taken for an excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples. The attractions at Sarnath are the Buddha temples, the Dhamekha stupa, Chaukhandi stupa and the archaeological museum.
In evening have leisure time for shopping in Varanasi (optional and by your own). Night stay at Hotel in Varanasi.
1. Morning boat ride on the River Ganges.
2. Vishwanath temple, Annpurna Temple
3. Bharat Mata Mandir, Sankat Mochan, Manas Mandir, BHU
4. Sarnath (Dhamekh Stupa, the Chaukhandi Stupa and the Archaeological museum)
Day 03: Varanasi – Bodhgaya (300 Kms 6 Hrs)
After Breakfast transfer to Bodhgaya Check in Hotel. Later Visit Lord Buddha Temple (Maha Bodhi temple), Bodhi Tree, Buddha Statue Covers other sightseeing places Sita Kund, Janki temple and Overnight stay at Hotel in Bodhgaya.
1. Visit Lord Buddha Temple River , Bodhi Tree, Buddha Statue
2. Sita Kund, Janki temple
Day 04: Bodhgaya-Gaya-Varanasi (300 Kms 6 Hrs)
After Breakfast transfer to Gaya (12 Kms).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. Visit Japanese Temple, Chinese Temple, Tibetian Temple, Phalguna River and drive to Varanasi. Overnight stay at Hotel in Varanasi.
1. Japanese Temple, Chinese Temple, Tibetian Temple
2. Visit Vishnu Temples
3. Phalguna River
Day 05: Varanasi - Drop to Airport/Railway station
After Breakfast, have leisure time in morning. Latter drop to airport/Railway station with pleasant memory of holy trip.
1. drop to airport / Railway Station