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Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the 11th century B.C. Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along the city's winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath, the “Golden Temple,” dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
On Arrival at Varanasi Airport, Get Picked up and transfer to hotel. After some relaxation Later in the evening you will be taken to river bank of Ganga to see cremation rituals followed by witnessing the mesmerizing grand prayer (aarti) ceremony.
Start your day with sunrise boat ride. Varanasi boat ride at the time of sunrise from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Manikarnika Ghat is the most resplendent ride that takes you across heritage of Varanasi. This ride starts when the sun is just about to come up the horizon. As you glide across waters you can see entire river being engulfed in orange and red hues of the early morning Sun. On alighting at the burning Ghat you can see various cremation rituals. You can also witness people offering Tarpan to their ancestors. Return back to Hotel for breakfast. After breakfast visit Mother India Temple – A 3 digtal map of India. Very unique and only of its kind, Banaras Hindu University – Largest residential university in India and Asia, Tulsi Manas Temple – A former residence of late and great poet and writer Tulsidas, Monkey Temple – Very opposite to its name. It is a temple of Godess Durga having so much monkeys roaming on its roof. Return back to Hotel and overnight.
Have your packed breakfast from your Hotel and drive to Allahabad. Allahabad is a city in Uttar Pradesh state, north India. Triveni Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and "invisible" Saraswati rivers, is considered holy by Hindus. It’s near the 16th-century Allahabad Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. In the fort are the ancient sandstone Ashoka Pillar, the underground Patalpuri Temple and a sacred banyan tree. On arrival in Allahabad visit to Triveni Sangam - where the festival takes place, is the meeting place of three rivers: the Saraswati, Yamuna, and Ganga (Ganges), Mahavir Mandir – One of the oldest temple in Allahabad and Anand Bhavan is the former residence of Nehru family which has now been transformed into a museum showcasing various artefacts and articles of the era of Independence movement in India. Later after this drive back to Varanasi and stay overnight.
Full day vehicle/driver at disposal to do all local sightseeing and shopping.
After breakfast enjoy Sarnath tour. Buddha owns favorite place, Sarnath is among the greatest tourist destinations in Varanasi & has utmost importance in Buddhism religion and culture. Situated 10 kms from Varanasi, Sarnath has religious, cultural and architectural significance. It was in the Deer park in Sarnath where Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon post-enlightenment. It is a place where from this religion and culture started. The place rose to its significance during reigns of Ashoka who erected numerous stupas here. You will see Ruins of Sarnath, Budhha Temple, large Buddha statue, Archeological museum and Deer park. Later after this visit to Ramnagar fort is a fortified building made with cream-colored sandstone built in Mughal styled architecture. The fort includes Veda Vyasa temple, Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman temple, museum, big astronomical clock, carved balconies, pavilions, open courtyards, Durbar hall and reception room. The private residence area of the king is not opened for tourists. Museum of the fort: The museum inside the fort is also called as Sarawati Bhawan. This bhawan was a public audience hall in the past. Today, the museum holds a rare collection of ivory works, vintage cars of America, medieval costumes, gold ornaments, silver works, sedan chairs, palanquins, old guns, elephant saddles and others. There are many books, manuscripts, Mughal miniature illustrated books and others are also found here. Astronomical clock: The fort contains a rare clock, which shows time, day, week, month and astronomical details about the position of planets, moon and the sun. This clock was built in 19th century by an astronomer in the court of Varanasi king. Later after this return back to Varanasi and stay overnight in Hotel.
Morning is at leisure. Later at an ideal time transfer to Varanasi airport/railway station for onward destination.