From Varansi: Day Tour to Sarnath with Boating and Ganga Aarti

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Explore the spiritual and pious city of Sarnath, the place where Buddha gave his first sermon and on which remains as one of the four key sites of the Buddhist circuit. Explore Varanasi with a boat ride on the Ganges and a heritage walk of the oldest part of the city! Witness the Ganga Aarti, one of the most magical experiences (where a fire is used as an offering by the priests) of the city.

Tour Duration: 5 Hours

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  • Visit the pious land of Sarnath, one of the four key sites on Buddhist Circuit where Buddha gave his first sermon along with a visit to the actual sites of ancient monasteries and the Stupa and learn about this ancient religion.
  • Explore the different temples like the Tibetan, Japanese, Chinese, and Thai and know about how Buddha is worshiped differently.
  • Explore Varanasi in its most raw form with a boat ride on the banks of the Ganges where you’ll witness the many colorful ghats thronged with people performing different rituals.
  • Navigate through the narrow alleys of Varanasi like a local in the old heritage walk where you get a chance to explore the oldest part of Varanasi.
  • Witness the magical Ganga aarti, an ancient ritual where a fire is used as an offering by the priests to seek blessings from the river Ganga.
  • Call it a day with a scrumptious dinner at a fine multi-cuisine restaurant.

Descriptions

Explore Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world along with Sarnath, the land of Buddha in this day tour which will acquaint you to this land in its absolute raw form! Your tour will begin with your guide picking you up from your hotel at around 1:00 PM in the day with your first stop at Sarnath The land where Buddhism flows in its air, this place holds a lot of history and culture to offer Standing as one of the four key places on the Buddha circuit, the place attracts travelers and pilgrims from around the world!

Visit the different temples like the Tibetan, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Thai along with exploring the deer park (the exact place where Buddha gave his first sermon)

Visit the Stupas and the most the ancient monastery as your guide equips you with all the history Once you are done here, make your way back to Varanasi, where you will start exploring this mystical city with a boat ride at the Ganges! Immerse in the cool breeze of the holy Ganges and witness the many colorful ghats (stone step embankment) as your guide tells you the importance of all Post this, get ready to navigate through the narrow alleys of the oldest part of Varanasi, as you go on a Heritage walk in the oldest part of Varanasi in an exclusive Heritage Walk  

Feel like a true local as you get acquainted with the culture and heritage of the locals in this part Your guide will tell you about all the important features and you will also halt to see the Golden Temple (the most important temple for Hindus in Varanasi) Upon ending this, make your way to one of the ghats for the evening Ganga Aarti One of the most magical experiences attracting travelers from world-wide, it’s a ritual where priests use fire in the form of oil lamps to seek blessings from mother Ganges Following this magical experience, we will call it a day with a scrumptious dinner at a multi-cuisine Indian restaurant where you will get the best food that India is known for!

Inclusions

  • A boat ride of approximately an hour over the Ganges
  • Sarnath sightseeing
  • Evening aarti
  • Hotel pick-up and drop
  • English-speaking live guide
  • Chauffeur-driven air-condition vehicle.
  • Dinner.

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks (apart from mentioned)
  • Entry ticket of 300 INR at Sarnath

Pickup & Meeting Point

Additional Information

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A boat ride is subject to favorable weather conditions
  • If the ride is canceled due to poor weather conditions, you will be provided with an option of alternate date or full refund.

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