4 Day Varanasi Experience

Varanasi is one of the holiest and oldest civilisations in the universe. Pilgrams save their whole lives to travel  to Varanasi to cremate their relatives bodies, wash away their sins or to simply visit. A trip to this mystical city is truly a once in a lifetime experience that you will definitley never forget. 

 

Emerse yourself in rich Indian culture as you embark on a traditional sunrise boat ride along the ghats to view locals bathing and burning ceremonies taking place. These rituals occur every day in this magical city and are normal to the locals, but for travellers, is an eyeopening experience that allows us to appreciate the Hindu culture. Your local Indian boat driver will explain the interesting history and importance of the Ganges. You will also experience a tour of the 'hidden bazaars' of Varanasi and view the evening Aarathi ceremony from your boat on the Ganges.  

 

This package includes 3 Nights accommodation, Daily Breakfast, A/C Car (Dzire/Etios) for all transfers and sightseeing, A/C Car (Dzire/Etios) for all transfers and sightseeing, Airport transfers, All car expenses such as fuel, toll, taxes etc, 1x Complementary mineral water per person per day, Sunrise and sunset boat rides along the River Ganges and a Northern Bazaars and Hidden Alleys walking tour. 

DAY 1: Arrive Varanasi

On your arrival in Varanasi, our Executive will welcome you at the airport and introduce our Driver to you.Then you will be transferred to your hotel and relax. Rest of the day free to explore the city on your own.Note: Generally the check in time at the hotels is at 12 pm.  After check in, the rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

 

MEALS: None

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Varanasi

 

DAY 2: Varanasi Boat Rides & Walking Tours

Dawn boat ride: This morning ready at around 5am at your hotel. The subah, or morning, is for Banaras! Get up at the crack of dawn with us for this amazing boat journey. As the sun rises you will see those who flock to the riverside for morning worship. Along the way you will hear about the interesting history of the ghats and their patronage by the Maharaja’s who built them.The adventure ends with a short walking tour around Tulsi ghat’s hidden sun temple. After this walk, come back to your hotel and relax. Then afternoon be ready for another adventurous walk in the hidden alleys of Varanasi

Northern Bazaars & hidden alleys walk: Few tourists ever wind their way through the bazaars in the Northern alleys of the old city where you will findhidden alleys leading directly through the sacred zone of Banaras to the oldest buildings of the city. As youenter the lanes of the Northern part of the city you will get to peep inside the shops, temples and lives ofpeople who have never left their street for years. This bazaar has so many twists and turns we even getconfused, but that is what makes it so great. You have an opportunity to learn tradition, culture & history of Varanasi and it offers a different experience.

Evening Aarathi Boat ride: In the evening, you can enjoy and witness the Aarathi ceremony on the River Ganges. It is a spectacular ‘must-see’ event. Catch an early evening boat ride with us experiencing the mystical worship of the Ganges River. Come andhear about the rituals that have been used for centuries inside temples and in shrines along the river.The magical quality of the evening is showcased with a trip to the eerie cremation grounds of Manikarnika,which burn 24 hours a day. All this coupled with a historical walk around the local area will remain with youforever. Overnight stay at Varanasi. 

 

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Varanasi

 

DAY 3: Varanasi Free Day

Today spend a full day at your own leisure to further explore the magic of Varansi. Wonder along the many ghats and spend hours people watching as they go about their daily activities. 

 

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Deluxe Hotel, Delhi

 

DAY 4: Departure

Unfortunately, your Varanasi experience has come to an end. You will be transferred to the airport for your departure home.

 

MEALS: Breakfast

 

DEPARTURES:

Daily departures with a minimum of 2 people. Subject to availability

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