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Highlights of the Varanasi & Sarnath (Guided Fullday Sightseeing Tour by Car)

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  • 8 hr

Varanasi has a different experiences to offer; gentle waters of the Ganges, ancient ghats, narrow serpentine alleys of city, the myriad temple spires, ashrams and devotional hymn. We coupled all these with an excursion to Sarnath which allows you to learn how this huge faith was founded and handcrafted the beautiful Highlights of Varanasi & Sarnath Tour in order to understand the true essence of Varanasi, its past, its spiritual journey & the roots of Buddhism. 1. Visit Sarnath's Buddhist Trails, and famous tourist destinations of Varanasi customized based on your requirement. 2. Capture the beauty of ancient ruins, stupas, ancient ghats, narrow serpentine alleys, the myriad temple spires of the city in your lens. 3. Understand a city's existence, diverse architectural style, tradition and religious legacy with lots of wonderful stories. 4. We follow a unique style of ‘infotainment’ to ensure that you enjoy the tour and don't get bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Sarnath

Sarnath; an important Buddhist pilgrim spot, where Buddha made his first sermon after getting enlightenment. In this excursion to Sarnath is the best way to know how this religion was born and explore one of its holy cities.

Duration: 1 hour

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We will visit the Sarnath Museum, which is the oldest site museum of Archaeological Survey of India. It houses the collection of Buddhist remains.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Visit the Sarang Nath, dedicated to the god Shiva and whose name also famed as "deer lord".

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dhamek Stupa

Visit the Dhamek Stupa as it was the exact spot of Buddha’s first sermon and it reveales the eightfold path leading to nirvana.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chaukhandi Stupa

Visit the Chaukhandi Stupa - the spot where Buddha was reunited with the panchavargiya bhikshus or his five companions.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ramnagar Fort

Explore this majestic palace which is a combination of architectural excellence and astronomical brilliance constructed by the King of Banaras in the year 1750 AD.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Banaras Ghats

Most of the Varanasi ghats are more than 300 years old and there nearly 88 ghats. Most Popular and oldest ghats of all these are the Dashashwamedh, Manikarnika and Harishchandra Ghat.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple)

Visit the holiest of Shiva temples where main deity is known by the name Vishwanatha meaning the Ruler of the universe. Explore the other small temples in the complex as well as a small well known wisdom well

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Assi Ghat

Visit the the furthest south of the main ghat and Shri Durga Temple

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Manikarnika Ghat

Visit the Burning Ghat where dead bodies are burnt here regularly. It is holiest among the sacred riverfronts, alongside the river Ganga, known for if a dead human cremated, the soul finds salvation/Moksha

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dasaswamedh Ghat

Visit the Dashashwamedh Ghat which is the oldest and holiest ghat and heart of the action where the famous Ganga aarti takes place every evening. Walk around the other Ghats of Kashi and learn energy transformation techniques that will help you balance the energy system within you.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Varanasi

Varanasi has a different experience to offer; gentle waters of the Ganges, ancient ghats, narrow serpentine alleys of city, the myriad temple spires, ashrams and devotional hymn—all offer a kind of mystifying experience that is unique to the city of Shiva.

Duration: 1 hour