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It's a 3 nights 4 days Tour around Varanasi and Sarnath. Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform various rituals.

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Overview

One of the oldest cities of the world and also popularly known as the Culture Capital of India, Varanasi is the holiest of seven sacred cities in Hinduism. The Varanasi culture is rich and different from others. Since Varanasi is a major religious hub in India, and a lot of significant festivals are celebrated here, thousands of devotees take a Varanasi tour to be a part of the traditions here.

 

Starting off your day by boating when the sun has just risen and observing devotees taking a holy bath in the River of the Ganges is a typical way to start your morning here. Nearby is the Kashi Vishwanath temple, an exemplar of staggering architecture which is made up of 800 kgs of gold. The nearby well which is said to give anyone drinking it spiritual existence is to a fascination here. 

 

The Tulsi Manas and Durga Temple is also a place of great significance where the Hindu version of the Hindu epic Ramayana was written. Around the city, you will come across one of the sub-continent’s greatest centers of scholarship which offers degrees in traditional art, music, culture, etc. Upon coming to Varanasi, one must not miss out on the evening aartis here that will leave you enchanted. To be a part of the rituals in this sacred place is itself a reason for pilgrims to visit Varanasi. 

 

While Sarnath has historical and spiritual significance as Buddha delivered his first sermon somewhere here, it is also a place with great lush gardens, squirrels, and birds. To witness some bricks that date back to 200 B.C. will leave you astounded as well. The Ramnagar Fort is the place where the previous Varanasi kings used to live, and it still stands as a regal and vintage fort that has remained successful in captivating the regal life ranging from luxury cars to the gold-plated howdahs.

 

Hotel Details
Hotel Banaras Kothi 
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Varanasi Cantt, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002, India

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Hotel Banaras Kothi 
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Varanasi Cantt, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002, India

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Hotel Banaras Kothi 
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Varanasi Cantt, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002, India

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Included Flights
Flight Details
  • KATHMANDU

    05:00 pm

  • VARANASI

    05:55 pm

  • VARANASI

    06:00 pm

  • KATHMANDU

    06:50 pm

Itinerary
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 - Fly to Varanasi from Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Varanasi

    Assistance at the airport upon arrival and transfer to hotel.

  • Hotel Banaras Kothi

    Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 2 - Full Day Sightseeing in and around Varanasi.
  • Boating

    Breakfast at hotel.To start a day in Varanasi beside the Ganges is to follow the routine people of Varanasi have observed for time immemorial. The common sight of the rising sun bathing the waters in gold and red here becomes special because of the river’s status in the Hindu world. A boat ride on the Ganges is a great way to get a feel of the river Hindus call Ganga Ma, Mother Ganga. If anyone wants to any kind of ritual puja they are given couple of hours for that and then they can continue with other program in the day.

  • Kashi Vishwanath

    Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganga, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva Temples.Its towers were plated using 800 kgs of gold—a contribution of Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore. The chance to perform puja at this most sacred of spots is reason enough for pilgrims to come to Varanasi.

  • Gyan Kupor Well (Well of Knowledge)

    Located near the Vishwanath Temple, the water from this sacred well is said to give anyone who drinks it an intense spiritual experience. This supernatural property of the water cannot be verified, however, because the well is now covered. It is also believed to act as a vault, containing the original Shiva lingam housed in a temple destroyed by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

  • Tulsi Manas and Durga Temple

    The site of this temple marks the place where the poet Tulsi Das lived and wrote the Ram CharitManas, the Hindi version of the Hindu epic Ramayana. Engravings of verses and scenes from Das’s book cover the temple’s walls. Daily performances of Hindu mythological tales are held on the second floor of the temple.

    This Nagara-style temple with multiple sikhara tiers was built in the 18th century by a Bengali maharani. The ochre-colored building houses an image of Durga in its inner sanctum.

  • Banaras Hindu University

    Founded in 1917 by PanditMalaviya, the Benares Hindu University is a beacon of Varanasi’s old fame as one of the Sub-continent’s greatest centers of scholarship. The university offers degrees in traditional Indian art, music, culture and philosophy, and is of special importance for scholars of Sanskrit. Its major attraction for visitors is the Bharat Kala Bhavan, which exhibits miniature paintings, sculptures dating back to the 1st century and old photographs of Varanasi.

  • Ghats and Evening Aarti

    The ghats of Varanasi are the venue of all the various spectacles associated with Hinduism. At any time, it is peopled with astrologers, mantra-chanting priests and their clients, barbers shaving heads, people stripping down for a dip in the holy waters of the Ganges and, if you’re near the cremation ghats, funeral pyres devouring the deceased. A dip in the Ganges waters is not only an act of washing away one’s sins; it is to immerse in the belief system handed down by one’s ancestors, to do what a grandfather or grandmother might have done in the past. Evenings on Varanasi’s ghats can cast a spell on you. The elaborate and meticulously performed aarati ceremony and the accompaniment of bhajans(devotional songs) and rhythmic clapping of the devotees charges the evening with an energy that takes hold of your senses.

  • Hotel Banaras Kothi

    Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 3 - Visit Sarnath,Ramnagar Fort and leisure time for shopping.
  • Breakfast at the hotel

    Breakfast at hotel. Early morning drive to Sarnath.

  • Sarnath

    Sarnath, located only 10 kilometers from the throbbing Varanasi, seems ever ready to host another great philosopher’s speech. Its large gardens filled with bird and scurrying squirrel press upon the visitors the gift of tranquility. Here, silence needs no prompting. The historical and spiritual significance of the fact that the Buddha delivered his first sermon somewhere in this expanse of gardens makes you more attentive to the surroundings. The senses are equally engaged by the hulking remain of the 34-meter-high Dhamekh Stupa. Although the present edifice dates back to 500 AD, excavations of the site have yielded bricks dating back to 200 BC. The ruins of a large monastery and the partial Ashokan pillar all hark back to the heyday of Buddhism in the area.

  • Ramnagar Fort

    Standing majestically across the Ganges from Varanasi, the Ramnagar Fort is an alluring monument. It is the residence of the former Maharaja of Benares, and although it no longer has the bustling atmosphere of a palace, it captives with its trappings of regal life ranging from vintage Fords and Cadillacs to gold-plated elephant howdahs to silver palanquins. The most interesting object on display in this museum is an astrological that besides showing time also shows position of the sun, phases of the moon, and gives astrological information. You can feel like a monarch for a moment standing on the stone platforms on the palace’s western end, with the Ganges flowing below and the ancient Varanasi across it.

  • Free time around the city

    Leisure time around the city for shopping and buying souvenirs.

  • Hotel Banaras Kothi

    Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 4 - Fly from Varanasi to Kathmandu
  • Breakfast at the hotel

    Breakfast at the hotel.

  • Hotel to Airport

    Transfer to airport for final departure.

Inclusion/Exclusion
inlcusion
  • 5% GST, Transport, pick-up, and drop.
  • Sight-seeing in Varanasi, Sarnath.
  • 1-time boat ride in Varanasi.
  • Hotel accommodation (with B&B)  
exclusion
  • Monument Entry Fees.
  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Visa fee at the International Airport only for foreigners.
  • Laundry.
  • Personal expenses.
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Payment Policy

The company accepts all major credit cards (MasterCard and Visa Cards). 

The client also has the option to wire transfer the payment of booking the package to the following bank account in Nepal: 


Name of Account Holder: Buddha Holidays Tours and Travel Pvt. Ltd., Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
Account Number (USD):        006 08082190011
Account Number (NPR/INR):  006 08082190019
Name of the Bank: Himalayan Bank Ltd, Patan Branch, Lalitpur
Swift Code: HIMANPKA

Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policies are applicable under the following scenarios: 

1. If cancelled by the Company:

 

The company reserves the right to cancel a tour in any circumstances. The company will not cancel a tour less than 30 days before the start date of the tour except for force majeure or failure on the client’s part to make all due payments or if the client fails to comply with any requirements of the booking conditions. 

 

If the Company has to cancel, you will be informed as soon as possible. 

 

If there is time to do so before departure and the cancellation does not result from your failure, then the Company will offer you a choice to purchase an alternative tour as a result of consolidation or another available tour offered by the company. In either case, paying or receiving a refund in respect of difference in price or receiving a full refund of all monies paid to the Company. 

It is advisable to only book fully flexible transport and other arrangements which can be cancelled or changed without charges, as the Company is not liable to pay the Client any cancellation, amendment or other changes the Client may need to make as a result of the cancellation of the tour. 

As a minimum, the Company, where compensation is due will pay a compensation of USD 100 per confirmed passenger. The Company is not liable for compensation if the booking is cancelled as a result of force majeure. 

 

2. If Cancelled by the Clients 

 

Clients have the option to cancel their booking as per the following policies of the Company: 

  • 10% of the advanced payment will be retained by the Company if cancellation is done 30 days prior to the start date of the tour. 
  • 50% of the advanced payment will be retained by the Company if cancellation is done 2 to 3 days prior to the start date of the tour. 
  • 100% of the advanced payment is retained by the Company is the cancellation is done less than 2 days before the start of the tour date. 

 

In case of non-payment of the remaining balance before the due date, the Company reserves the right to treat your booking as cancelled and 100% of the advanced payment will be retained as a cancellation charge by the Company. 
 

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