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Experiencing the ancient city Varanasi

Varanasi the land of Shiva , a door to moksha ( liberation ), one of the most ancient inhabited cities is flocked with foreign tourists round the year because of its rich culture , heritage and most importantly spirituality .The tourists are left awestruck by the endless charm and wonders that the city offers .The land where people worship a river every day , they call country a mother and make a temple for her , possess the best Hindu and one of the very few Sanskrit universities in the world .The spectacle of the Ganga aarti at Sunrise , the weaving of the banarasi saris , the narrow shopping streets ,the chanting of the mantras, the hot saffron milk in clay cups , the great Hindu scholars , the famous Indian astrologers. And also the land of lord Buddha .
So take a trip to this enchanting city where you are sure to get carried away by the colorful spirit and soul of the city.

per adult from

$163

AUD

Duration

8 hours 30 minutes

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Sarnath
    • Entry/Admission - Bharat Mata Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Ganga Aarti
    What's excluded :
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India

    Sarnath, about 10 km from the holy city of Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon.
    There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices in Sarnath. Some of the important Buddhist monuments at Sarnath are the Dhamekha stupa, the Chaukhandi stupa and monasteries and temples of different schools of Buddhism from Japan, China, Thailand, Burma and others. The Indian Buddhist society called Mahabodhi Society maintains a park around the Buddha temple. The Mahabodhi Temple within the park has a tooth relic of the Buddha.
    After that go sightseeing for Sarnath Museum, Varanasi
    Sarnath Museum is the oldest site museum of Archaeological Survey of India. It houses the findings and excavations at the archaeological site of Sarnath, by the Archaeological Survey of India.
    There is a famous Archaeological Museum at the Sarnath built for placing and protecting the historical things very safely as ancient antiques. It is located near to the archaeological ruins across the road. It consists of five galleries and two verandahs. It has various ancient objects from the Buddhist arts, images of Hindu Gods and many other artifacts.

    Here you will be able to see the famous original sandstone sculpted Lion Capital of Ashoka preserved at Sarnath Museum, which was originally erected around 250 BCE atop an Ashoka Pillar at Sarnath & has been adopted as the National Emblem of India

    It is strictly prohibited to have photography inside museum to keep secret the historical things. It opens at 10.00 am in the morning till 5.00 pm in the evening from Saturday to Thursday (closed on Friday).


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bharat Mata Temple, Vidyapith Road, Varanasi 221001 India

    Bharat Mata Mandir also called as Mother India temple. The temple was constructed by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta in pre-Independence India at a time when Mahatma Gandhi was taking charge of national movement for freedom from British colonial rulers. The Gupta family still takes care of the building.
    The temple is not a new construction in Varanasi , it has been a religious pilgrim's favourite in northern India. The temple is considered unique for its display of the map of Undivided India on marble.
    Construction of Bharat Mata Mandir began in 1918 and completed in 1924. Mahatma Gandhi inaugurated the Bharat Mata Mandir in Varanasi on October 25 in 1936.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi 221001 India

    Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganga, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva Temples.
    Hindus believe that those who come and die here attain liberation. It is said that Lord Shiva gives the Tarak Mantra to the ones who die here. Some also believe that the Lord resides here and is the giver of liberation and happiness.
    The temple can be approached from a lane called Vishwanatha lane. Beside its religious significance, the temple is also an architectural marvel. The magnificent edifice offers a breathtaking view to the onlooker. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is also popularly known as the ′Golden Temple′ due the gold plating done on its 15.5-meter high spire. One tonne of gold donated by Maharaja Ranjit Singh has been used in the gold plating of the spire.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ganga Aarti, Dashashwamedh ghat Road, Varanasi 221001 India

    In the evening “The Ganga Aarti” in Varanasi to reach there will use the traditional way by cycle rickshaw
    A pedal rickshaw is one of the oldest modes of transport in India. Tour the old by lanes of Varanasi in a pedal rickshaw, explore the city in its true form with numerous narrow streets, Ghats (the steps on river bank), a church and an observation deck. Begin the tour in a rickshaw towards Kachori Gali (famous Indian spicy savory), followed by tasting of famous street foods of the city. The open rickshaw not only offers panoramic views but also takes you through the narrow, crowded streets with ease. Visit the auspicious Vishwanath Gali, Kalika Gali, St. Thomas Church, Jantar Mantar, Manikarnika ghat and Dashashwamedh Ghat overlooking the river Ganga.


    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by TOP TRAVEL AND TOURS PVT LTD.,

Activity ID: V-57562P29

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