The “Full Day Varanasi Tour” offers an immersive and unforgettable experience in one of India’s most sacred and culturally rich cities, Varanasi. This meticulously curated tour, provided by Divyan Holidays, is designed to provide travelers with a comprehensive exploration of Varanasi’s temples, ghats, and a visit to the historically significant Sarnath, all under the guidance of experienced tour professionals and the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.
Varanasi, often referred to as the spiritual heart of India, is known for its spiritual fervor, ancient traditions, and profound cultural heritage. The Full Day Varanasi Tour begins with a journey to the city’s iconic temples, allowing visitors to witness the spiritual rituals and architectural marvels that define Varanasi. The experienced tour guides will provide insights into the significance of each temple, enhancing your understanding of the city’s religious diversity.
The Full Day Varanasi Tour then takes you to the famous ghats along the Ganges River, where you can witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony and experience the spiritual ambiance of Varanasi. The Ganges Ghats hold a special place in the hearts of pilgrims and travelers alike, and this tour provides a unique opportunity to be a part of this centuries-old tradition.
In addition to Varanasi’s city attractions, the tour also includes a visit to Sarnath, a site of great historical and religious importance. Sarnath is where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment, and the tour will provide you with valuable insights into Buddhist history and culture.
The Full Day Varanasi tour package ensures your comfort with air-conditioned transportation throughout the day, making it convenient for you to explore Varanasi’s treasures without worrying about the weather conditions.
After early morning pickup at 5:30am from your hotel, take a sunrise boat ride on the sacred Ganges River. Witness morning rituals performed at the riverside.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple : Afterward, follow your guide on a short walking tour of the old city’s alleyways and catch sight of the Kashi Vishwanath, one of the holiest Hindu temples.
Sarnath : Sarnath is a place located 10 kilometers north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna.
Banaras Hindu University : Banaras Hindu University (Pass By) Stop for breakfast (own expense), then head to Banaras Hindu University at 10am. Established in 1916, BHU is the largest university campus in Asia. Tour the campus and see the Bharat Kala Bhavan museum and the new Vishwanath Temple (Birla Temple), which is an exact replica of the original Vishwanath Temple.
Bharat Mata Temple : Mother India Temple, built in 1918 and housing an unusual marble relief map of the Indian subcontinent. At 12:30pm, learn about the silk weaving traditions of Varanasi, then take a break for lunch (own expense). Afterward, drive about eight miles (13 km) to Sarnath to take in Dhamekh Stupa, known as the place where the Buddha gave his first sermon. You’ll also visit the Archaeological Museum, which features treasures that date to the 3rd-century BC (closed Fridays).
Dasaswamedh Ghat : At 5pm Ganges to view the cremation grounds, then return to Dashashwamedh Ghat to watch the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony. Your tour ends with return to your hotel around 8pm.
Later evening drop at your hotel in Varanasi