- Holiday Inspirations
- Fixed Departure
DAY 01: ARRIVE VARANASI
Arrive Varanasi. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century B.C. to 12th century A.D visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum (closed on Fridays).
In the evening witness to see aarti (devotional ritual that uses fire as an offering) ceremony at Dashaswamedh ghat. It’s a very powerful and uplifting spiritual ritual. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02: IN VARANASI
Early Morning boat cruise on the holy river Ganges to see the Bathing ghats and Cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshiping at the Ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. Return to hotel for breakfast. Morning City tour of Varanasi, visiting the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03: DEPART VARANASI