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Unique Experiences:

•  Come to the City of Lord Shiva and experience the Holy Ghats of River Ganges
•  Immerse in the magical city known for the promotion of spiritualism, mysticism, Sanskrit, yoga and the Hindi language
•  Sail down the River Ganges and float by the Ghats in the morning
•  Visit Sarnath where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon in a Deer Park, trail the temples and feel the surge of the holy past

Participants:

Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary.
You can be min. 1 and max. 8 travellers on this tour. You can book 1 person, but we cannot guarantee more participants.

WANT THIS ALL TO YOURSELF?
For an additional 40 USD per person you can secure this as a Guaranteed Private Tour.
Please contact us for further details and booking.
Please note: only train rides will remain shared.

Trip Length: 5 Day(s) 4 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Every day
Travel Season:

Throughout the year

Type of Transportation: AC car, Train tickets (Sleeper class with AC), Boats for joy ride on Ganges
Type of Accommodation: Budget: Guest House in standard room with private bathroom - 1 star hotel or similarComfort: Executive/Deluxe/Standard room with private bathroom - 3 star hotel or similarFirst: Standard/Deluxe room with private bathroom - 5 star hotel
Physical Rate: 1/5
Child Policy:

Child age: Up to and including 6 years of age
Child price: 1 child is free of charge if sharing bed with parents. Children aged over 6 years will be treated as adult.

Included in Price:

Accommodation: In hotel of your choice of “Budget”, “Comfort” or “First” (see “Rates” and “Type of Accommodation”)
Meals: Budget class – No meals. Comfort class – 2 breakfasts. First Class – 2 breakfasts.
Transport: Train tickets Delhi-Varanasi-Delhi in sleeper class w/aircon, AC car for local trip in Varanasi w/road taxes and parking fees
Guide: Chauffeur who speaks basic English. Local guide in Varanasi during local trip only
Others: Two Boat rides in Ganges Ghat (Evening & Morning)

Excluded from Price:

•  Meals other than the one mentioned in “Included in the price”.
•  Visas, travel insurance (compulsory)
•  Entry fees at the monuments
•  Personal guide for the whole trip
All other expenses not stated as included in the above.

Map

Locations Visited:
Varanasi Ghats, River banks, Tulsi Manas, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sarnath, Ram Nagar Fort
Start City:
Agra
End City:
Delhi

Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi/Agra to Varanasi
Today you will take a train which is running in Noon/Evening and board the train to reach Varanasi. Overnight journey in train. It’s a comfortable class with sleeper and aircon. Overnight in Train

Day 2: Varanasi
In the morning, you will arrive in Varanasi railway station, where the driver pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon leave for a temple tour of Varanasi, where you will visit Bharat Mata Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Durga Temple, and Tulsi Manas Temple. After attending the evening Aarti (worship) at river Ganges and visiting the the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, we return and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Varanasi
In the early morning, you will drive to get a boat ride and float past the ghats and then after breakfast go for excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon in a Deer Park. It contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modern temple. The Dharmarajika, Chaukhandi and Dharnek stupas are outstanding. There are also the remains of a monastery, and the beautifully polished Lion Capital of Ashoka. Sarnath contains a rich library and at the Mula gandha Kutir Vihara, there are excellent frescoes by Kosetsu Nosu.
The Sarnath Museum, not far from the site, contains some of the finest specimens of Buddhist sculpture. The illustrious Mantra, 'Buddham Sharanam Gachhami', owes its foundation to Sarnath. Besides Buddhism, it is also linked with Jainism. There is also a vast expanse of prehistoric ruins at Sarnath. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD. The Ashoka pillar of Sarnath is the National emblem of India.
Ramnagar Fort: The Ramnagar fort is 14 kms away from Varanasi and sited on the contradictory bank of river Ganga, built by Maharaja Balwant Singh. Drive back to Varanasi and over night at hotel.

Day 4: Varanasi - Delhi
Check out from hotel and spend the day at your leisure. Later proceed to the railway station for onward journey. Overnight in the train.

Day 5: Arrive Delhi/Agra
Arrive in Delhi or Agra and continue to the next destination.

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