This is an amazing tour to Varanasi by Vande Bharat Express train leaving from New Delhi Railway station at 6 am and reach Varanasi at 2 pm. Varanasi, popularly known as Kashi or Banaras means “The City of Light” is said to be the abode of Lord Shiva (The Supreme God in Hinduism). Varanasi is one of the seven holiest cities located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, in India. The holy city has been a symbol of spiritualism, philosophy, and mysticism for thousands of years and has produced great saints and personalities like Guatama Buddha, Mahavira, Kabir, Tulsi Das, Shankaracharya, Ramanuja, and Patanjali. The holy throngs visit every year in numbers to take a holy dip in river Ganges to cleanse themselves of their sins and to perform Hindu rituals on its Ghats.
There is no better way to explore the essence of the city by walking through its narrow serpentine streets with around 2,000 temples. The Kashi Vishwanath temple is the most sacred and popular amongst all. Kashi Vishwanath is also one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. One can learn valuable lessons from Vairagya (detachment) by descending to the Ghats where all the rituals are performed daily. Boat riding on the Ganges is the best way to see the ceremonious Ghats by sailing through one by one including the Ghat where dead human bodies are cremated live. Cremation is an extremely important ritual for Hindus. They believe it releases an individual's spiritual essence from its transitory physical body so it can be reborn.
After completing the city tour of Varanasi in 02 nights 03 days, board Vande Bharat Express train back to Delhi departing from Varanasi at 3 pm and Arrives Delhi at 11 pm.
Destination Covered : Delhi - Varanasi - Delhi
Duration : 02 Nights / 03
DAY 01 : DELHI – VARANASI (BY VANDE BHARAT EXPRESS TRAIN DEP. AT 6 AM ARR. AT 2 PM)
You are picked up from your hotel in the morning and transferred to New Delhi Railway station to board Vande Bharat Express Train. It departs from New Delhi railway station at 6 am and reaches Varanasi at 2 pm. Breakfast and Lunch will be served on board. Upon arrival in Varanasi, you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. After freshen up, evening visit to the Ghats of Ganges and witness the evening Ganga Aarti. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 : VARANASI
Varanasi is a sacred town of Hindu Pilgrimage because there are several ghats that Hindus revere as divine blessings of almighty. Varanasi formerly known as Kashi is the city where the Hindu faithful come to bathe in the sacred waters of the Ganges. Early 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. Stroll around the Ghats and visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple - One of the popular and must-visit temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.
In the afternoon proceed to the village of Sarnath on the outskirts of town. It was in this Deer Park that the Lord Buddha preached 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. 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 go to see Ganga Aarti on the Ghats of river Ganges. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03 : VARANASI - DELHI (BY VANDE BHARAT TRAIN DEP AT 3 PM ARR AT 11 PM)
The morning after breakfast, day free at your leisure, check out at 12.00 noon and explore the city until the train departs. Later transfer to Manduadih Railway station of Varanasi well before to avoid the last-minute rush. Board train to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi at 11 pm. you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel.