Varanasi Tour Package |Kashi Tirth Yatra :- Ghum India Ghum
Location:
VARANASI-TOURS
Duration:
3 Days
Price:
$ 75/INR 4499pp
Destinations:
Kashi Tour- 2N/3D
Themes:
Family Holidays, Cultural Tours, Weekend Gateways, India for First Timers, Family Group Tour, Religious Tour Packages, Winter Tours,

Itinerary/Tour Details

Varanasi/Kashi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend & looks twice as old as all of them put together, said the famous American writer after visiting Varanasi in the late 19th century. Varanasi is among the oldest continuously lived in cities in the world. Also known as Benares, Banaras, or Kashi, it is the sacred of all Indian pilgrim cities. Hindus believe Varanasi was estd by Lord Shiva, & archeological finding have revealed that Vedic people lived here in the 11th or 12th century BCE. Parshva, the 23rd Jain Tirthankara is also supposed to have lived here around 8th century BC. Gautama Buddha started Buddhism here in 528 BCE, when he gave his first preaching at Sarnath, just 10 km away. In 8th century, Adi Shankara declare Lord Shiva as the official deity of the city. After the decline of the Mauryan Empire, the city went into a spate of destruction and decline after the Muslim invaders took over power in Delhi in 12th century. In the 300 yrs that followed hundreds of temples in & around the city of Varanasi was destroyed. The only consolation was that despite all the suppression of Hinduism, the city continued to be a great cultural centre for religious and education purpose. The Bhakti movement was born in Varanasi, so was Tulsidas, who wrote the Ramcharitramanas here, Kabir and Ravidas. Varanasi, experienced a revival of some sorts in the 16th century under Emperor Akbar who had some of the temples rebuilt, but it was only in the late 18th century when the city came under the influence of the of the Bhumihars & the Marathas that modern Varanasi was built. The first Sanskrit college was founded by the British in 1791 & Annie Besant estd the Central Hindu College here in 1898, which later became part of the famous Benaras Hindu University, set up in 1916. Varanasi is among the most visited tourist (Indian & Foreigner) cities in the country these days. It continues to be an important centre of learning, philosophy, yoga, Ayurveda, astrology, music & literature. Among the more popular tourist places include the various temples & 80-100 or so ghats of various sizes that dot the banks of the Ganga. Visitors also make a quick trip to Sarnath, which is just 10kms away by road, where Gautama Buddha first taught Dharma.
Itinerary at Glance :-
Day 01: Varanasi / Kashi

On arrival, enjoy your journey from the airport or railway station to the hotel. Later, enjoy your visit to Annapurna Devi, Manas Temple, Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan, Durga Kund, Vishalakshi Devi and Birla Temple – Banaras Hindu University, later visit famous ghats of Varanasi :- Harishchand, Manikarnaka also known as burning ghat (It is believed that a dead human's soul finds salvation, when cremated here), Dashashwamedh Ghat,etc. In the evening time, watch the world famous Ganga Aarti. Enjoy your overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 02: Varanasi (Boat ride)- Sarnath- Varanasi 
In early morning one can choose to take subah-e-benaras(Sunrise of Varanasi) boat trip(optional) to enjoy the sunrise and also see historical ghats of Varanasi. In the boat trip one can understand tradition, culture of kashi.Later in afternoon visit Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha had preached his sermon/dharma to his first five disciples after attaining enlightenment. In Sarnath visit Dhamek Stupa - most visited and known as most important Buddhist shrine in the world. Later also visit museum, Thai temple, Main temple.Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 03 :- Varanasi Dropping
After Breakfast, head for Kashi/Varanasi airport or railway station. Your tour ends here. Enjoy your trip back home as you carry along delightful memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Includes

  • All stay in mentioned or similar hotels
  • Sharing on Double/Twins
  • Welcome drink (non alcoholic) on arrival.
  • Indian / America Breakfast.
  • Morning Boat ride 
  • Free Use of All Recreational Facilities available at Hotels
  • Local Sightseeing by Air-conditioned Private car.
  • Pick up & Drop in Pvt Car.

Excludes

  • GST 
  • ​Meals Not Mentioned In The Itinerary
  • Entry Fees To Monuments And Palaces.
  •  Anything Not Mentioned In The Inclusions.
  • Porterage At Hotels And Airports, Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Liquors, Wine, Etc.
  •  All Items Of Personal Nature.
  • Any Cost Arising Due To Natural Calamities Like Landslides, Roadblocks, Etc.
  • Any Increase In Taxes Or Fuel Leading To An Increase In Surface Transport.
  • Mandatory X- Mas / New Year Eve Supplementary Charges , That Should Be Paid By The Guest Directly To The Hotels Concerned..

Accommodation

City

Duration

Standard

Deluxe

S.Deluxe

Premium

Luxury

Varanasi

2N

Bleu Mount

Regency

Ganges Grand

Hindustan

Hotel Ramada