Varanasi or Kashi, formerly known as Banaras, is one of the oldest Hindu cities located by the sacred River Ganges in Uttar Pradesh. According to the legends, Varanasi is said to have been founded by the God himself Lord Shiva in several thousand years ago. The city has got its name from two sacred rivers Varuna and Assi. Delhi Varanasi tour is popular and apart from being just called a sacred Hindu city, Varanasi is renowned for its Silk Sarees and Brassware all over the world.
The lives of the people of Varanasi revolve around the river Ganges and its Ghats. People from all walks of life visit the holy river Ganges for performing various Hindu rituals daily. Ghats of Varanasi are very vibrant and lively in terms of daily activities related to Hindu rituals and customs, which can be seen on the Ghats every day. By combining Varanasi with India's historically significant cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Agra form an incredible tourist circuit. Please go through the details for Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Varanasi tour.
DELHI VARANASI TOUR
Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi
DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Upon arrival in Delhi Airport, You are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 02 : DELHI
After breakfast in the morning, a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi including the visits of Akshardham Temple, Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Lotus Temple, etc. Also visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple, a Spectacular structure that's just 60 years old, and then proceed via India Gate and the Governmental building to Humayun’s Tomb, Hazarat Nizamuddin Dargha, Qutab Minar, the 240-foot tower built-in 1190 to commemorate the arrival of Islam in India and Markets. Come back to the hotel for Overnight stay. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 03 : DELHI – AGRA 210 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra. On arrival, check-in at Hotel. Today visit Taj Mahal one of the seven wonders of the world. The Mausoleum was built by sorrowing emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved young wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is an ultimate Monument of love. Taj mahal is Renowned for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty, it counts among man's proudest creations and is invariably called one of the wonders of the world. Later proceed to see magnificent Agra Fort and Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah ( Baby Taj ). Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 04 : AGRA – JAIPUR VIA FATEHPUR SIKIRI AND ABHANERI STEP WELLS 250 KMS 05 HOURS DRIVE
Morning after breakfast, drive to Jaipur via visiting Fatepur Sikri - Built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1571 in honor of the famous Sufi saint Salim Chisti Fatehpur Sikri was the Mughal Capital for 14 years. An example of a Mughal walled city with defined private and public areas and imposing gateway, its architecture, a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles, reflect Akbar’s secular vision as well his style of governance and later drive to Jaipur via Abhaneri Step Wells. Evening roaming around the Colorful Rajasthan market and come back to the hotel to relax. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 05 : JAIPUR
Today full day city tour of Jaipur. Amber Fort is one of the major attractions of Pink city. It is located on the hills outside Jaipur, Amber Fort is a magnificent place one must not miss to visit. Raja Man Singh began building the fort in 1600 AD and what stands today with magnificent glory is the complex of palaces, halls pavilions gardens, and temples built by Raja Man Singh, Mirja Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh over one hundred and twenty-five years. Built-in red sandstone and white marble, the structure is a blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Later visit Nahargarh Fort, Wind Place observatory, etc. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06 : JAIPUR – VARANASI BY FLIGHT
Morning transfer to Airport to board Flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your pre-booked Hotel. In the afternoon proceed to the village of Sarnath on the outskirts of town. It was in this Deer Park that the Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Visit the Park and Museum. Sarnath was made a center of Buddhist worship by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. We will visit the Main Shrine and Ashoka's Pillar. In the Archaeological Museum, we will see the beautifully carved capital from the pillar along with many other priceless Buddhist artifacts. Evening participates in the Prayer Service at Dashashwamedh Ghat. Overnight at Hotel. Overnight on the train.
DAY 07 : VARANASI
Full day sightseeing tour of Varanasi. Varanasi formerly known as Benares is the city where the Hindu faithful come to bathe in the sacred waters of the Ganges. Early this morning get ready for a dawn boat ride on the river Ganges. The Ganges is the most sacred and venerated river in India. Besides the ritualistic aspect of Hinduism ( thread ceremony, head shaving food to the departed souls, etc.) also see the bathing. Laundry and the cremations of the dead that take place here on the banks of the river. After the boat ride walk through the fascinating narrow twisting lanes of the city to watch the performance of various Hindu rituals by the pilgrims. After the boat trip on the Ganges, we return to the hotel. After breakfast, we will proceed for a city tour. Evening back to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08 : VARANASI - DELHI BY FLIGHT
Morning transfer to the Airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, board international flight for onward journey.