Full-Day Spiritual Varanasi Tour With Sarnath And Evening Rites

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Between 8:30am and 9:30am
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel in Varanasi
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

For many, the spiritual heart of India is Varanasi. Explore this side of the city on this 9-hour tour that includes Sarnath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is important to Buddhists, and a Hindu ritual on the sacred Ganges River. Hotel pickup and drop-off, guide, private transportation, lunch, and all entrance fees included.

Highlights

  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

After pickup at your hotel in Varanasi, transfer to a private vehicle to Sarnath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the holiest places in Buddhism. Your guide will explain the significance of the site, which is where Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermons. Buddhist pilgrims flock to Sarnath.

Next, visit the Chaukhandi Stupa, an elevated structure surrounded by an octagonal tower that serves as the gateway to Sarnath, then continue to the Dhamek Stupa, another Buddhist structure, this time built of stone and brick engraved with delicate floral carvings. Next,visit Mulagandha Kuti Vihar, a modern Buddhist temple that is home to impressive, before stopping at the Sarnath Museumto see a collection of Buddhist art.

After visiting Sarnath, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue visit other famous temples in the city that demonstrate the diversity and craftsmanship of these structures.

In the evening, travel to the banks of the Ganges River to witness the rites. Held every evening on the banks of holiest river in India, before your driver takes you back to your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Varanasi
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Driver/Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Additional food and drinks
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 8 people per booking

Group discount is available

On December 24th, 25th or 31st it may be mandatory to reserve a Gala Dinner for a US $30 to US $50 per person additional surcharge to be paid directly to the hotel