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Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Multi seater AC van

Detailed Itinerary

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).

After breakfast 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.

After breakfast your morning is 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.

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

Domestic Air ticket

  • 01 bottle of mineral water in the vehicle daily

      .   Traditional welcome on arrival with flower garlands

Exclusions

International  Airfare
Optional activities
Lunch, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Entrance Fees to Archeological sites & museums
Personal expenses
Certain meals not included please refer to Inclusions and notes

Notes

Standard Hotels (3*)

Superior Hotels (4*)

Hotel Costa River OR Similar

Meraden Grand OR Similar

Trip Highlights

Varanasi

Departure Period
01 Apr, 2022 to 30 Sep, 2022

3 Star
AUD 775 P P twin share
AUD 881 P P single
AVAILABLE

4 Star
AUD 794 P P twin share
AUD 914 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Oct, 2022 to 31 Mar, 2023

3 Star
AUD 804 P P twin share
AUD 939 P P single
AVAILABLE

4 Star
AUD 837 P P twin share
AUD 991 P P single
AVAILABLE

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