The land of Varanasi has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus for ages. Often described as India’s 'most spiritual' city, Varanasi emanates enough awe and curiosity to delight even the most well-trodden traveller. It is sacred, spiritual, colourful and chaotic. Pilgrims come to the ghats lining the Ganges to wash away sins in the sacred waters or to cremate their loved ones. Sarnath, the place of Buddhas first sermon is just around the corner.

KEY INFORMATION

DURATION
1 night / 2 days
COST
INR 24,050 (individual) / 17,550 (2+ persons) + Flight

Duration: 1 night / 2 days

cost: INR 24,050 (individual) / 17,550 (2+ persons) + Flight

Day 1
Delhi / VARANASI

Fly IndiGo Airlines flight 6E 308 Delhi / Varanasi (0855/1015). Varanasi, also known as Kashi - the City of Light, India's holiest Hindu city with a spiritual and religious legacy that goes back nearly 3000 years. Sanctified by Shiva’s all-pervading presence and the sacred Ganges, the 90 or so ghats along the river define the life and identity of Varanasi. Lined with temples and shrines they reverberate with the endless cycle of Hindu religious practice - from daily rituals to profound rites of passage. Arrive Varanasi and transfer The Gateway Hotel Ganges, located in the Nadesar Palace grounds in 40 acres of greenery. In the afternoon drive 6 miles northeast of Varanasi to visit Sarnath, where in the 6th century BC Siddhartha Gautama – who came to be known as the Buddha, the "Awakened One" - gave his first sermon and set in motion the Wheel of Law. Also visit the Archaeological museum that exhibits a superb collection of Buddhist artefacts including the Ashokan lion capital in polished sandstone, India’s national emblem. In the evening visit the Ghats and watch Ganga Aarti, a much awaited daily ritual, where the river Ganga is propitiated for all the bounty that she bestows on the Indian plains. The Ghats along the banks of the river Ganga look breathtakingly beautiful as earthen lamps and marigold flowers illuminate the holy waters. (The Gateway Hotel Ganges).

Day 2
VARANASI / Delhi

Stretched along the crescent of the holy river Ganga born in heaven and descended to earth - Varanasi's waterfront is dominated by "landings" where pilgrims come for their daily ritual ablutions. Early morning enjoy boat cruise on the River Ganges. Also visit Vishwanath Temple and walk through the old bazaars. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Later transfer to the airport in time for IndiGo Airlines flight 6E 481 Varanasi / Delhi (1500/1625).

  • AC car for transfers sightseeing
  • English speaking guide
  • Visit to Sarnath, Archaeological Museum, Ghats
  • Boat Cruise on the river Ganges
  • Stay at the Gateway Hotel Ganges
  • Breakfast at the Gateway Hotel Ganges on Day 2
  • Applicable hotel and government taxes
Not Include:
  • IndiGo Airlines flight 6E 308 Delhi / Varanasi (0855/1015)
  • Any personal expenses, TIPS, porter charges
  • Any meals apart from those included.
  • Any extra hotel charges such as Food & Beverage, Laundry etc.
  • Room service charges
  • Sightseeing entry fees
  • Any other services not mentioned in the program
Entry fees (entry fees are subject to change without any prior information):-
  • Please carry your student ID card/University/College ID card
  • Please carry your passport
  • Itinerary can be changed during the tour due to operational reasons. No refund will be given in the event that some part of the tour has to be forgone due to bad weather, local conditions, political reasons