Private Custom Tour: Varanasi Sightseeing & Excursion to Sarnath with Guide

Visit the Holiest city of India- Varanasi and immerse yourself with the pristine essence of rich Hindu religious culture. Visit the popular temples built with great architecture and the world famous Benaras Hindu University. Also, go for an excursion to Sarnath which is one of the three holiest sites for Buddhists. This is where the Buddha delivered his first sermon in 528 BC.

Experience the religiously and culturally rich heritage and history of these cities. Includes transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle (including excursion to Sarnath) and services of a knowledgeable guide.

per adult from

$104

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Local guide
    • Private tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Camera charges at monuments
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Tulsi Manas Temple, Varanasi India

    Built-in 1964 the Tulsi Manas Mandir is one of the most famous temples in Varanasi. It is made up of white marble and the beautiful garden adds to its attractiveness. The temple is dedicated to Lord Rama of the epic Ramayana. The temple has beautiful images of Lord Rama, Mother Sita, Lakshman and Lord Hanuman. The walls of this temple are adorned with verses from Ramcharitmanas, the Hindi version of the epic Ramayana. There is a museum on the premises which has a rare collection of manuscripts of the Ramayana and other artifacts. It is located about 7 km from the Varanasi railway station and 2 km from the BHU Varanasi.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India

    Sarnath, 10km from Varanasi, is one of the most revered Buddhist pilgrimage centers. After attaining the Enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, it was here that Lord Buddha preached his first sermon, sanctified as Maha Dharm Chakra Pravartan. The great Dhamekh Stupa and several other structures stand testimony to the importance the place enjoyed at that time. The Chaukhandi Stupa is the place where, during his first visit to Sarnath, Lord Buddha met his first five disciples. The area is a treasure trove of archaeological findings such as Dharmrajika Stupa and Mulgandhkuti Vihar. The smooth glistening pillar established by Emperor Ashoka in 273-232 B.C. marks the foundation of the Buddhist Sangha, and the Lion Capital atop this pillar is now India's National Emblem. Its reputation as a center of Buddhist learning spreads far and wide and is a revered location and a great attraction for tourists from across the world.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Built by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936 the Bhart Mata Temple is a model of undivided India. The temple is located in the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth campus in Varanasi and is amongst the most visited tourist destination of Varanasi. The most striking aspect of Bharat Mata Temple is that instead of gods and goddesses, the temple houses a relief map of undivided India, carved out of marble. The temple is a rare instance of something attributed to nationalism and a tribute to everyone who participated in the making of India.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath, Sarnath India

    The smooth glistening pillar established by Emperor Ashoka in 273-232 B.C. marks the foundation of the Buddhist Sangha, and the Lion Capital atop this pillar is now India's National Emblem. Its reputation as a center of Buddhist learning spreads far and wide and is a revered location and a great attraction for tourists from across the world.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: New Vishwanath Temple, Banaras Hindu University Campus, Varanasi India

    The New Vishwanath Temple is every pious man's go-to destination to feel overwhelmed by the presence and power of the great Lord Shiva. Not only is it located in the heart of the cultural capital of India - Varanasi, but its divinity is multiplied by the holy river Ganga that flows by its side. Banaras Hindu University is hence home to one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city of Varanasi, the grand New Vishwanath Temple. Visiting this temple gives the worshipper the space to put himself in the hands of God, at his disposition, and listen to the voice in his heart.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005 India

    Bharat Ratna Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, a renowned freedom fighter founded Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in the year 1916. Dr. Annie Besant also played an important role in the formation of this Central University. Over a period of time, it has developed into one of the greatest centers of learning in India. The BHU has produced many great freedom fighters and Nation builders. It has immensely contributed to the progress of the nation through a large number of renowned scholars, artists and scientists. Its campus is spread over 1300 acres. It has well maintained roads (crossing each other at right angle), extensive greenery, a temple, an airstrip and buildings, which are an architectural delight.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Benaras Hindu University stays closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
    • There is a museum in Sarnath also - it is open from 10 am to 5 pm, but remains closed on Fridays.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • 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.
  • 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

8

Organised by Delhi Airport Service

Activity ID: V-5832P122

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