Dev Diwali tour in Varanasi with a local family

Be one with the lights spread by millions of earthen lamps lighted by the thousands of devotees on the "Dev Deepawali" on the auspicious day of "Kartik Purnima" and also light earthen lamps or Diya(s) in the evening. When the dusk sets, the steps of all the Ghats on the riverfront of the Ganges are lit with millions of earthen lamps. Not only the Ghats of Ganges but also all temples of Varanasi are lit with millions of Diya(s).

Dew Diwali falls on 22 November 2018, hence best time to enjoy this tour is between 20 - 24 November. For rest of the period the usual Aaarti (ceremony) at river Ganges will be shown.

per adult from

$105

AUD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Overnight accommodation
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Local guide on 01st Day only.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Boat Ride (on sharing basis)
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Breakfast
    • Entry/Admission - Dasaswamedh Ghat
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks

  • Day 1: Varanasi

    Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat Road Bangali Tola, Varanasi 221001 India
    DAY 1: After a comfortable pick up from airport / railway station, you will be taken to your hotel/homestay. If time permits you can visit "Sarnath" where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. Evening you will be taken to the ghats of River Ganges to experience the festival of Dew Diwali. Be one with the lights spread by millions of earthen lamps lighted by the thousands of devotees on the "Dev Deepawali" on the auspicious day of "Kartik Purnima" and also light earthen lamps or Diya(s) in the evening. When the dusk sets, the steps of all the Ghats on the riverfront of the Ganges are lit with millions of earthen lamps. Not only the Ghats of Ganges but also all temples of Varanasi are lit with millions of Diya(s). Dev Deepavali is held on the full moon day in the month of Kartik (also known as Kartik Purnima) and is observed with great fanfare and feasts. It is believed that on the day of Dev Deepavali, the Gods descend on Earth. In the evening, pilgrims and local people decorate the entire riverbank with tiny earthen lamps ('Diya'). These lamps are lit as a mark of welcome to the Gods as they descend on earth. The little sparks of fire flicker elegantly and is a wonderful sight to watch. The 'Ganga-Aarti' is an important event in the evening. Almost all Ghats organize their own ceremony. Huge lamps are set ablaze and the priest holds forth the lamp as the multitude chants the hymns.

    Dew Diwali falls on 22 November 2018, hence best time to enjoy this tour is between 20 - 24 November. For rest of the period the usual Aaarti (ceremony) at river Ganges will be shown

    Do not get disappointed by the lack of hotel availability in Varanasi on this auspicious day by simply staying with a local family.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: night stay with a local family in a homestay

    Day 2: Depart Varanasi

    Pass By: Varanasi Junction railway station, maa surge balika intermediate collage, Railwayganj Colony, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002, India
    DAY 2: In the early morning (05:00), you are picked up from your hotel / lodge, and proceed to Dashashwamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. Then, return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, drop back to the Varanasi airport / railway station.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Non Veg and Alcohol not allowed in Pilgrim city of Varanasi.
    • Dew Diwali falls on 22 November 2018, hence best time to enjoy this tour is between 20 - 24 November. For rest of the period the usual Aaarti (ceremony) at river Ganges will be shown
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Discover Activities

Activity ID: V-76234P19

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