Welcome to Varanasi, you are expected to arrive in the morning in Varanasi Pick up from Airport or Railway station and check in to Hotel. Fresh n up yourself, proceed to excursion Sarnath. Sarnath is a place 20 km away in northern area from Varanasi City. This is the place where the Buddha preached his first sermon to his five disciples and so Buddhism came into existence. Later emperor Ashoka established a number of stupas and monuments to spread Buddhism. Through stupa which are a house of relies, manuscripts and fascinating inscriptions, Ashoka depicted Indian History, development of Buddhism, Chaukhandi stupa fascinates the visitors with its beauty and grace. Several animals and birds are also the matter of attraction in the Sarnath zoo. specially Dear Park . There are also remains of a monasteries and the beautifully polished Lion capital of Ashoka. Sarnath museum contains some of the finest specimens of Buddhist sculpture Vaisaleha April-May full moon is worshiped as the anniversary of three important events- Buddha’s birth, Enlightenment and death while Asadhya July-August full moon is worshiped on the anniversary of his first sermon after attaining Enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, Buddha the great sage, visited Sarnath and preached his first holy sermon to five disciples i. e- Kaundiya, Bashpa, Bhadrika, Ahanaman and Ashuajit for redeeming humanity. Here the foundation of a new order of monks Sangha and a new order of religious doctrine Dhamma was a new established. Sarnath is also Sacredly important for Jains as it is the site of asceticism and death of Shreyamshanath, who was the 11 th Trithankar. At evening, get ready to experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will be taken to River Ganges. You must not miss to witness Ganga. Aarti, Which is the magnificent event during evening. It starts at 5. 00 P. m. with the gathering of people. You can experience a great eestacy during the process of Aarti. At Dashaswamedh Ghat, a group of young saints well clad in silky saffron and white robs conduct this ceremony. Each saint takes up a specific spot in the Ghat and starts the rituals by offering flowers to the river Ganga. The ritual includes many oil lamps like snake hood lamp which are waved in a synced motion chanting some mantras. You can witness thousands of small oil lamps floating on the river that would look like numerous starts on the water. The ritual is well choreographed and with seeing. We would return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Early morning post breakfast we will start for Bodhgaya which is about 247 kms/6. 7 hrs drive. Bodh Gaya is a religious site and place of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi temple in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is famous as it is ther place where Gautam Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightenment under what became known as the Bodhi Tree. On arrival check into hotel and after lunch enjoy the sightseeing of Bodhgaya. Explore the beauty of Buddhist culture and life style with surrounding place. Visit places like the Great Buddha statics. Niranjana river and Sujata temple, sightseeing of Mahabodhi temple and Bodhi tree. After sightseeing tour, return to Varanasi with happy memories.
Day 3 : Varanasi – Allahabad – Varanasi 130kms 2-3hrs to reach
Relish breakfast, Check out from the hotel, you will proceed to Allahabad which takes about 2. 5-3hrs to reach, on the way you can visit the Sitamadhi. On arrival, you can take a dip in the sacred spot of Triveni Sangam, a point where the three rivers meet- Ganga, Jamuna & Saraswati. Visit Anand Bhawan and lying Hanuman Temple. Return to hotel in Varanasi. Allahabad is the Sangam of three holy rivers the Ganga, Yamuna ans Saraswati. The river saraswati is invisible and is said to be flowing below the earth. The Triveni is a sacred place for the Hindus. A holy dip in Triveni is said to wash all the sins and free human from the cycle of birth. At Sangam yellow water of Ganges morning with green water of Yamuna. The river yamuna ends at this point and Ganges Continues after this fill it meets at Bay of Bengal. Sita Samadhi sthal Sitamadhi, the holy place of Sitamadhi is situated between Allahabad and Varanasi, near the national high way no 2. It is said that this temple is the place where sita went into the earth when she willed it white she was living with saint Vlmiki on the forest of Sitamadhi. It was Saint Valmiki who wrote Ramayanana.
Early morning, we will be taken for a boat ride on the Ganges. It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. We will visit all the famous Ghats of Varanasi via boat, Come back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast we will start for the city tour of the Varanasi from the Heritage temples and the city. Start from Durga temple, Sankatmochan and Bharat Mata temple, The Bananras Hindu University one of the biggest residential University in India. Later drop to Varanasi airport for onward journey to New Delhi to catch flight for home, with the pleasant memory of the trip.
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