Varanasi City Tour
Pick up from your hotel for guided city tour of Varanasi. Visit: -
World famous Benaras Hindu University, also has a new Vishwanath temple, built by the Birlas, a rich industrialist family. Tulsi Manas Temple its white marble walls have the verses of Tulsidas Ramcharitmanas inscribed on them and Bharat Mata Temple a modern shrine, inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. It has a huge relief map of the Indian sub-continent showing all its rivers, mountains and pilgrimages. Ramnagar Fort the residential place of the King of Kashi and temple of the Ved Vyas. Ramnagar Fort house a museum which display a variety of Royal collections like old guns, traditional cars, old armory, swords, old armored matchlocks, ornate hookahs, daggers, portraits of the Maharajas, black musical instruments traditional astronomical clocks, ivory work, gold and silver palki of the King, bejeweled sedan chairs, silver elephant saddles carved out of silver, jewelries, furniture, old and traditional costumes (made up of kimkhwa silk).
Excursion to Sarnath; one of the three holiest sites for Buddhists. This is where the Buddha delivered his first sermon in 528 BC. There are many temples here, representing the many cultures where Buddhism is the dominant religious philosophy. You'll find the Tibetans, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Burmese and the Thai have set up centers of learning, monasteries and temples. The Ashokan Pillar, constructed by the legendary King Ashoka (3rd century BC), still stands.
Evening Ghats’s and temples visit, attend Holy Ganga Aarti.
After sightseeing drop off to your hotel.