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Embedded in the heart of India is Uttar Pradesh, a land where cultures have evolved and religions emerge. The greatness of Uttar Pradesh lies not only in this confluence, but also in the emergence of cultural and religious traditions along some of the greatest rivers in the Indian sub-continent – the Ganga and the Yamuna. Through out history, great cities have emerged and established along great rivers. Within India, the Ganga and the Yamuna have nurtured a culture because of which religious faith, rituals, culture and intellectual enlightenment have evolved in places along the two rivers. Exploring Uttar Pradesh along the mighty rivers takes the visitors on a magical trip and provides an opportunity to explore the state in all its glory.
Varanasi Airport/ Railway station
Varanasi Airport/ Railway station
Two Indian cities Varanasi and Allahabad are considered the oldest cities in Hindu World. The Hindu mythology encompasses a ton customs and religions all which are found on the sand of these two cities, more so the presence of the River Ganga makes them additionally sacred for the Hindu pilgrims.
Being situated on the banks of the holy Ganga, Varanasi and its mystical charm can interact you throughout your Varanasi and Allahabad tour. The traditional palaces, Terraces and temples fringes the stream and that they are connected by a protracted chain of stone stairs. The pilgrims return all the thanks to take a dip in holy river Ganges or to immerse the ashes of their loved ones. The bazaars and also the Ghats are chaotic and colorful and additionally, you’ll be able to witness a lively rituals being performed throughout the evening prayer ceremony. Varanasi is additionally thought-about sacred among the Buddhists and also the Jains as they too have a history with the place in respect to their religions.
Allahabad is a stimulating place with a contemporary outlook. It’s one amongst the foremost journey centers within the country with a belief that the god of creation, Brahma, out of all the place descended here in Allahabad. The second name of Allahabad is known as Prayag. A place which is featured to host Kumbh and Ardh Kumbh Festival, Allahabad is beyond explanation. Allahabad tour includes visit to Ananad Bhawan, Hanuman Temple, Allahabad Fort and a visit to Triveni Sangam. A lot of people visit Allahabad for Allahabad tour with a purpose to disperse the ashes of their dead ascenders into Triveni Sangam.
Pick up from Airport/Railway station. Check in to hotel. In evening, get ready to experience Evening Ganga Aarti Ceremony at Dashashwamedh Ghat. Get a glimpse of the spiritualism at the Ganga Ghats (river front). Enjoy the Ganga Aarti on Boat (optional and by own cost). Stay at night at hotel in Varanasi.
Early morning, we will be taken for a Boat Ride on the Ganges. It is a mystical and spiritual experience. We will visit all the famous Ghats of Varanasi via boat. Later visit the most religious Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Annapurna Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Sankat Mochan (Hanuman Temple) , Manas Mandir and BHU. Come back to hotel for breakfast. Later in noon, we will go for an excursion to Sarnath.
Sarnath is the place where Buddha Delivered His First Sermon at Deer Park (Rishipattan) to his disciples. The attractions at Sarnath are the Buddha Temples, Dhamekha Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa and Sarnath Archaeological Museum (Closed on Monday). In evening have leisure time for Shopping in Varanasi (optional and by your own). Have dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.
After early breakfast, we will enjoy the holy bath in River Ganga and in Triveni Sangam (Meeting point) of the three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati . Perform puja and ritual ablutions in the holy waters. Later visit Hanuman Temple, Chandrashekhar Azad Park (Company Garden) , Anand Bhavan. Evening drive back to Varanasi. Overnight stay in hotel.
After breakfast free for own activity later check out from hotel and transfer to Varanasi Airport or Railway Station to board your flight or train.