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VARANASI

Picturesquely situated on the crescent shaped left bank of the holy Ganga, Varanasi, one of the ancient seats of learning in India, is said to be a compound of the names of two streams, the Varuna and the Assi, which still flow in the north and south of the city respectively. This name seems to have been corrupted, in medieval times to Banaras, which was in use till May 24, 1956 when it was changed to Varanasi, by an order of the Government of India. Varanasi is probably one of the most ancient living cities in India. From time immemorial it has been a great religious center for Hindus and one of their most sacred places of pilgrimage, being visited by millions of people every year.

A city which, since it is both an exalted place of pilgrimage and an idealizeBharat Mata Temple Varanasi, Varanasi Temple Tour centre of faith, has been likened to Jerusalem and Mecca. According to the historians, the city was founded some ten centuries before the birth of Christ. The city is mentioned in Holy Scriptures like 'Vamana Purana', Buddhist texts and in the epic 'Mahabharata'.Mark Twain,the English author and litterateur,who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Banaras,once wrote:"Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together."

Varanasi's prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrivalled. For the devout Hindu the city has always had a special place, besides being a pilgrimage centre,it is considered especially auspicious to die here, ensuring an instant route to heaven. The revered and ancient city Varanasi is the religious centre of the world of Hindus. A city where the past and present, eternity and continuity co-exist.

Location: Uttar Pradesh
Languages spoken: English, Hindi and Sanskrit
Best time to visit: September till March

Access: 
By air: Regular service connects Varanasi with cities as Delhi, Lucknow, Khajuraho, Calcutta, Bombay, Bhubaneswar and Kathmandu. Shuttle services are also operated by Jet and Indian airlines from Delhi / Khajuraho / Varanasi and back.

By rail: Varanasi is major rail junction. Several trains a day come to Varanasi from both Kolkata and Delhi. The city is linked by trains with all metros and major cities across the country - New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Lucknow, Allahabad, Patna, Jaipur, Gorakhpur and Khajuraho. Some trains halt at Varanasi junction and some at Mughal Sarai (located away from the city).

By Road: Varanasi is very well connected by a network of roads and road transport to all major towns of Uttar Pradesh and surrounding areas.Ganga Ghats Varanasi, Boat Ride at Ganges Varanasi

Early morning boat ride on river Ganges
Early morning, leave for boat ride on the Ganges to see the bathing Ghats (river bank) & cremation site. Sunrise on the riverfront, as seen from a boat, can be a spiritually uplifting sight. The life on the Ghats bound in an endless string of rituals, ever-changing aspects of the river & the wide landscape across have fascinated visitors from all over the world.

 
* Cost for Ganges Boat Ride Transfer  : USD 25 per car

Cost includes chauffer driven air-conditioned medium car (2 pax) and currently applicable government service tax. 

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City Tour
Visit the Bharat Mata temple with a big relief map of India in Marble, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Benaras Hindu University which has an art gallery & the mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb

* Cost for Varanasi City Tour  : USD 25 per car

Cost includes chauffer driven air-conditioned medium car (2 pax) and currently applicable government service tax. 

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Sarnath Tour
After attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya the Lord Buddha went to Sarnath; and it was here that he preached his first discourse in the deer park to set in motion the 'Wheel of the Dharma'. It is one of the most holy sites as in this place the stream of the Buddha's teaching first flowed. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 16th century BC to 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple & the museum (closed on Fridays). At the museum is the Ashok Pillar with its four guardian lions, used as independent Indias’ national emblem.

* Cost of Sarnath Tour  : USD 25 per car

Cost includes chauffer driven air-conditioned medium car (2 pax) and currently applicable government service tax. 

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Evening Aarti ceremony on river Ganges
Arrive at the ghats at the Ganges to witness the Aarti Ceremony which is part of the evening prayers. During the ceremony deepas (oil lamps) are offered to River Ganges with thanks and devotion for the light of the sun and for her divine light. As the Aarti fire ceremonies take place, bells are rung and chanting and singing provide a fascinating, magical and spiritual conclusion to the days end.

* Cost of Evening Aarti Transfer  : USD 25 per car

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