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- Varanasi city tour
Varanasi city tour
Package price 56 per person sharing twin
Product Code : AGORA70
Full day city tour of Varanasi include visit to World famous Benaras Hindu University founded by Pandit Madan Malviya at the turn of the century, also has a new Vishwanath temple. The temple, built by the Birlas, a rich industrialist family, is meant for a caste-less, egalitarian society, Tulsi Manas Temple: Its white marble walls have the verses of Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas inscribed on them and Bharat Mata Temple: a modern shrine, inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. It has a huge relief map of the Indian sub-continent showing all its rivers, mountains and pilgrimages. Ramnagar Fort the residential place of the King of Kashi and temple of the Ved Vyas, houses a museum known as the Vidya Mandir or Saraswati Bhawan Museum. A variety of Royal collections like old guns, traditional cars, old armory, swords, old armored matchlocks, ornate hookahs, daggers, portraits of the Maharajas, black musical instruments traditional astronomical clocks, ivory work, gold and silver palki of the King, bejeweled sedan chairs, silver elephant saddles carved out of silver, jewelleries, furniture, old and traditional costumes (made up of kimkhwa silk) are collected in the museum.
Excursion to Sarnath; one of the three holiest sites for Buddhists. This is where the Buddha delivered his first sermon in 528 BC. There are many temples here, representing the many cultures where Buddhism is the dominant religious philosophy. You'll find the Tibetans, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Burmese and the Thai have set up centres of learning, monasteries and temples. The Ashokan Pillar here used to be crowned by a capital that had four lions with their backs to each other looking out in the four cardinal directions the capital, now a national emblem for the Indian Union, is in the Archaeological Museum in Sarnath. The Ashokan Pillar, constructed by the legendary King Ashoka (3rd century BC), still stands. There are many stupas here, as is a bodhi tree that is a sapling from the bodhi tree in Sri Lanka. The Bodhi tree is the peepul tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. A cutting from the original was planted in Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka), and the bodhi in Sarnath has been grown from a sapling from that.
Evening Ghats’s and temples visit, attend Holy Ganga Aarti; Every evening, a magical aarti is performed at Dasashwamedh Ghat. Halt your boat right at the steps for the best view. The presiding priests stand on a wooden chauki in the water. To the chant of Sanskrit mantras, and the clash of cymbals and drums, the river is worshipped with flowers, incense, sandalwood, milk and vermilion. First the blazing camphor lamp and then the many- flamed aarti lamps are raised high and then arched back to the water, the dark river reflecting the golden flames as Ganga accepts the worship.
Pick up and drop off to your hotel
Transport by AC vehicle
English speaking guide
Bottled drinking water (2 bottle per person)
Not Does not Included;
Tips to driver & guide
Any other sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary