Varanasi, popularly known as Kashi or Banaras, which means “The City of Light”. This place is said to be the abode of Lord Shiva (The Supreme God in Hinduism). Varanasi tour package includes the sightseeing of the sacred city of Kashi along with afternoon visit to Sarnath. Varanasi is one of the seven holiest cities located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The Holy City has been a symbol of spiritualism, philosophy, and mysticism for thousands of years and produced great saints and personalities like Guatama Buddha, Mahavira, Kabir, Tulsi Das, Shankaracharya, Ramanuja, and Patanjali. The Holy throngs visit Varanasi every year in numbers to take a holy dip in the 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 of 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.
If you are still thinking "How can I plan a trip to Varanasi?", here is a specially prepared itinerary for 02 nights 03 days Varanasi tour package.
02 Nights/ 03 Days Varanasi Sarnath Tour
Duration : 02 Nights / 03 Days
Destination Covered : Varanasi - Sarnath - Varanasi
DAY 01 : ARRIVE VARANASI
Upon arrival in Varanasi, you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. After freshen up, evening go for boat riding on the Ganges and watch ceremonious Ghats by sailing through one by one. Later go to see the evening Ganga Aarti. Come back to the hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 02 : VARANASI - SARNATH - VARANASI
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.
DAY 03 : DEPARTURE FROM VARANASI
After breakfast, departure transfer to the Airport to board flight for onward journey.
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