Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, is a holy site for Hindu pilgrims located on the Ganges river. Its colourful ghats are filled with worshippers bathing in the holy waters of the Ganges, priests performing prayer ceremonies on its shores, and Hindu burial rituals. Varanasi and the surrounding areas hold religious and historical significance for Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu traditions. Once the seat of Hindu learning, there is much to explore in this winding, ancient city.
Our Delhi tour is designed as a short add on to your existing Ekno experience itinerary or independent travels. As with all Ekno Travels’, we select our hotels and locations with an eye on combining luxury and comfort into one fabulous experience.
|DURATION||4 days, 3 nights|
|COST||CAD/AUD $895 per person twin share, single supplement $280 (minimum 2 people)|
Arrive Varanasi early afternoon. Transfer from the airport to your Guest House which is situated on Assi Ghat. Take a stroll around the area to soak up the atmosphere of the Ganges River and the vibrant Varanasi.
Full day sightseeing in Varanasi. You will rise early morning, getting ready to experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will be taken for a boat ride on the Ganges. It is at the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi where you get to see both life and death together. Walk along the ghats, where you will get a glimpse of the sacred life at the Ganga. Following this you will visit Godaulia, the old city and ancient riverside temples such as the Durga temple, Vishwanath temple, Sankat Mochan temple, Tulsi Manas temple and the Bharat Mata temple. During the evening you will visit the main ghat to watch the daily puja (offerings) made to the Ganges.
Transfers to from Airport to the hotel
Three nights’ accommodation, 3 breakfasts
Return airfares Delhi-Varanasi-Delhi
Car and driver to Sarnath and return
Sunrise boat ride on the Ganges
Local english speaking guide for 3 days (including pickup at airport)
Lunch and dinner
Personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry service and souvenirs
Camera and Video entry charges local sights
Compulsory insurance of any kind