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Detailed Itinerary

Transfer from Jaipur hotel to Jaipur Airport to board flight to Varanasi
Upon Arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. As religious capital of Hinduism, Varanasi is the oldest living city in India as well as one of the world’s most ancient cities.

Later this evening take a rickshaw ride through the streets of Varanasi to the Ghats of the River Ganges to witness the Pooja ceremony of Ganga Aarti (A Prayer ceremony).

(Room will be available till 1200 Hrs as per hotel’s checkout policy)

Meals: No meals today

Rise early this morning to commence your cruise on the River Ganges to view the ghats at sunrise when they are abuzz with activity. The devotees perform their ablutions in the river or offer prayers to the rising sun. As you cruise along the river you will have an ideal vantage point to view these activities

Please Note: it is inappropriate to take photos of any burning Ghats, as this a funeral ceremony.

Return to your hotel to freshen up before commencing a brief sightseeing tour of Varanasi. We start by visiting some of the important temples like Bharat Mata Mandir, a unique temple inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, which interestingly houses one the most perfect relief maps of India and is dedicated to Mother India. Another is the Durga Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, consort of Lord Shiva.

Afterwards we drive through the largest residential university of Asia, Banaras Hindu University, founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya where we visit the new Vishwantah Temple in the university campus.

The afternoon you will visit Buddhist sites at Sarnath. It is the fabled place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples expounding the principles of Buddhism. The ruins here date back to as far as the 3rd Century BC.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Morning at Leisure
Transfer to Varanasi Airport for your flight to Delhi (any available afternoon Flight), where upon arrival you will be transferred to onward flight.
Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions

02 Night hotel accommodation sharing twin room and inclusive of all taxes
Daily buffet breakfast at hotel of stay
Transportation using air-conditioned vehicle
English speaking local guides for sightseeing
Monument entrance fees (single visit)
Boat Ride at Varanasi
Government taxes - GST
With our best compliments:
01 bottle of mineral water in the vehicle daily
Traditional welcome on arrival with flower garlands

Exclusions

Any item of personal nature such as table drinks, Laundry, Telephone calls, etc.
Camera fees (Still/video) at any monuments
Porterage at airport/Railway stations
Any Gratuities or tips anywhere on tour
Lunches and dinners (Unless specified)
Any item not mentioned in inclusions
Early check-in & late check-out
International fare & Visa Fees

Notes

   Airfare Supplement:

  Jaipur – Varanasi – Delhi: AUD 470 Per Person (Subject to change)

Hotel Accommodation:

City Nights Standard Hotels (3*)
Varanasi 02 Hotel Costa River OR Similar

City Nights Superior Hotels (4*)
Varanasi 02 Meraden Grand OR Similar

Trip Highlights

Jaipur - Varanasi - Delhi

Departure Period

01 Oct, 2020 to 19 Dec, 2020
AUD 328 P P twin share

06 Jan, 2021 to 31 Mar, 2021
AUD 328 P P twin share

01 Apr, 2021 to 30 Sep, 2021
AUD 298 P P twin share

01 Oct, 2021 to 19 Dec, 2021
AUD 328 P P twin share

06 Jan, 2022 to 31 Mar, 2022
AUD 328 P P twin share

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