Sacred Trails: Lucknow, Ayodhya, and Varanasi
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Product Code : AGORA146
"Sacred Trails: Lucknow, Ayodhya, and Varanasi" is a private tour that takes you on a spiritual and cultural journey through Uttar Pradesh, India. Explore the historic city of Lucknow known for its architectural wonders and rich history. Visit Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama, and witness its revered temples and mythological significance. Experience the spiritual ambiance of Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world, known for its ghats, temples, and the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti. Immerse yourself in the sacred trails of these three cities, where spirituality and culture come alive.
Day 1: Arrival in Lucknow & Sightseeing
Upon your arrival in Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, you will be transferred to your hotel. After some rest, embark on a sightseeing tour of Lucknow. You will visit popular attractions such as Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, and British Residency, which showcase the rich history and architectural heritage of the city. You will also explore the bustling markets of Lucknow, known for their intricate Chikankari embroidery, handicrafts, and delicious street food. Overnight stay in Lucknow.
Day 2: Lucknow to Ayodhya - Sightseeing (135 km, 2.5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama, which holds immense religious significance for Hindus. You will visit the Ram Janmabhoomi, the site believed to be the birthplace of Lord Rama. You will also explore other important temples in Ayodhya such as Hanuman Garhi, Kanak Bhavan, and Nageshwarnath Temple. Learn about the rich mythological and historical tales associated with Ayodhya and its significance in Hindu mythology. Overnight stay in Ayodhya.
Day 3: Ayodhya to Varanasi - Evening Aarti and Sightseeing (215 km, 4.5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. In the evening, witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti, a devotional ritual performed on the banks of the river Ganges, where thousands of lamps are lit, and hymns are chanted, creating a surreal atmosphere. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 4: Varanasi & Sarnath - Sightseeing
Early morning, embark on a boat ride on the Ganges to experience the spiritual ambiance of Varanasi and witness the rituals and activities along the riverbanks. After breakfast, explore the narrow lanes of Varanasi, known as ghats, which are lined with ancient temples, ashrams, and traditional shops. You will visit the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu temples, and other prominent temples such as Durga Temple and Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple. In the afternoon, visit Sarnath, the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. You will explore the Dhamek Stupa, Ashoka Pillar, and the ruins of monasteries, and learn about the history and significance of Buddhism in this region. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 5: Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 4 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.