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Enchanting Varanasi: A Spiritual and Historical Expedition

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Product Code : AGORA208

Explore the holiest city of India, Varanasi, on this day tour that takes you on a spiritual and historical expedition. Visit the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple, witness the ancient rituals on the Dashashwamedh Ghat, and explore the narrow lanes of the Old City. Learn about the rich history and culture of Varanasi as you explore the Ram Nagar Fort and the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Sarnath. This tour offers a unique and enchanting experience of the city's spiritual and cultural heritage.

8:00 AM - Pick up from hotel: Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Varanasi at 8:00 AM, and you'll begin your journey to explore the holy city of Varanasi.

8:30 AM - Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple: Your first stop will be the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, one of the most famous and revered temples in Varanasi. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is believed to be one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. As you enter the temple, you'll see the magnificent gold-plated spire that rises high above the temple complex. Your guide will explain the history and significance of the temple as you explore its intricately designed architecture and witness the rituals performed by devotees.

10:00 AM - Explore the narrow lanes and alleys of the Old City of Varanasi: After visiting the temple, you'll explore the narrow lanes and alleys of the Old City of Varanasi. This is a unique experience that offers a glimpse into the daily life of the locals. The narrow streets are lined with small shops selling everything from spices and textiles to jewelry and souvenirs. You'll also see ancient temples and shrines tucked away in corners and hear fascinating stories about them from your guide.

11:00 AM - Visit the Dashashwamedh Ghat: You'll then proceed to the Dashashwamedh Ghat, one of the most popular and busiest ghats in Varanasi. This ghat is known for its morning rituals and ceremonies, and you'll witness the stunning and colorful ceremonies being performed by priests and devotees. Your guide will explain the significance of the ceremonies and rituals as you take in the vibrant atmosphere and soak in the spiritual vibes of the Ganges.

12:00 PM - Lunch break.

1:00 PM - Drive to Sarnath: After lunch, you'll drive to Sarnath, which is approximately 10 kilometers from Varanasi. Sarnath is a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment.

2:00 PM - Visit the Sarnath Museum: Your first stop in Sarnath will be the Sarnath Museum, which houses a collection of Buddhist artifacts and relics. Here, you'll see the famous Lion Capital of Ashoka, which is the national emblem of India.

3:00 PM - Explore the archaeological ruins of Sarnath: After visiting the museum, you'll explore the archaeological ruins of Sarnath. The ruins consist of several stupas, temples, and monasteries, including the Dhamekh Stupa, which is believed to mark the spot where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. You'll learn about the history and significance of these ancient structures and witness the serene and peaceful atmosphere of the area.

4:00 PM - Drive back to Varanasi and visit Ram Nagar Fort: After exploring Sarnath, you'll drive back to Varanasi and visit the Ram Nagar Fort, which is situated on the eastern bank of the Ganges. This fort was the residence of the former Maharaja of Varanasi and is now a museum that houses a collection of vintage cars, royal costumes, and weapons.

5:30 PM - End of the tour: Your tour will end at around 5:30 PM, and your guide will drop you back to your hotel. This tour will give you a deep insight into the spiritual and cultural heritage of Varanasi, making it an unforgettable experience.

Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.

English speaking local guide, if option selected.

Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.

Lunch, if option selected.

Bottled water in the car.

Government Taxes.

Camera charges at monuments.

Gratuities and optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.