Thriving on the banks of river Ganges in Uttar Pradesh is the pious and opulent city of Varanasi. Also known as the spiritual capital of India Varanasi is the cultural and religious hub of India which attracts tourists from far and wide. The city offers complete mental peace and an opportunity for you to delve yourself with an overall spiritual enlightenment. Along with being the focal point for Hindu pilgrimage, Varanasi is also known for its generations of culture and extremely rich heritage. This one day Varanasi private tour lets you experience the true and colorful nature of India.
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Day 01: Arrival at Varanasi and Complete Sightseeing
On your arrival to Varanasi, our tour representative will guide and assist you towards your hotel to start with the check-in process. You will be completely briefed about your day and the places you will be visiting that day. After freshening up and having a healthy and ample breakfast your day will kick start.
Your tour will start off by a visit to the place where Lord Buddha gave his very first sermon, Sarnath, which is just 45 minutes away from the city of Varanasi. A UNESCO world heritage site, Sarnath is home to some of the oldest and holiest Buddhist sites. You will be taken on a completely guided tour to several interesting sites like, Dhamekh Stupa, one of the largest and the most massive structures in Sarnath, Chaukhandi Stupa, one of the most important Buddhist stupas in Sarnath which is known for its octagonal shape and finally ending with a refreshing visit to the Sarnath Museum.
02. Kashi Vishwanath Mandir:
After the sightseeing session in Sarnath, on your way back you will be taken for a fulfilling and traditional lunch at a local restaurant. On reaching Varanasi you will be made to visit some of the most religious and important pilgrimage sites in India. This will include a visit to the Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which stands proudly on the western banks of the holy river of Ganges. The temple is known for its grandeur and impeccable style where the three domes are made of pure gold. This temple attracts around 3,000 visitors on a daily basis and is always kept at a pedestal among religious communities.
03. Tulsi Manas Mandir:
Considered as one of the most famous and well-known temples in India, this place holds immense importance both culturally and historically. The temple is the place where the ancient Hindu epic ramcharitmanas was originally written by the Hindu saint, poet, reformer and philosopher – Goswami Tulsidas during the 16th century. One visit to this place and you will know why this place is among one of the most revered temples.
04. Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir:
You will be taken on a spiritual trip to one of the oldest Hanuman Mandir in India. Established by the famous Hindu preacher and poet Sri Tulsidas in the early 1500s, the temple sits comfortably on the banks of the Assi River. It is said that the temple was built one the exact spot where Tulsidas had a vision of Lord Hanuman. It is said that people who have a misplaced Shani (Saturn) in their astrological reading should pay regular visit to this temple in order to get rid of the bad omen.
As evening draws, you will be taken on a fun and enriching boat ride experience on river Ganges. You can also opt for a holy dip in the river. Late in the evening, towards sundown, you will be taken to one of the several ghats to experience one of the most spiritually awakening aartis which is performed by pundits along the river Ganges. You also have the liberty to stroll along the ghats and breathe in the local culture. After this, you will be taken to your hotel for a wholesome dinner and a night stay.
Early morning the next day, you will be assisted by our trip representative to the airport ending your Varanasi full day tour, from where you can begin your journey onwards towards your destination.