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TOUR THE SACRED & SOULFUL CITY - VARANASI 2 NIGHT PRE TOUR

 

DAY 1

ARRIVE VARANASI (BY FLIGHT)

You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your Hotel, followed by tour briefing and welcome ceremony. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2

CITY TOUR OF VARANASI

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at the hotel for the city tour. Varanasi is believed to offer its visitors ‘Moksha’, liberation from cycle of rebirth. Our sacred journey in this holy city begins with Sunrise Boat Cruise on ‘The Ganges River’. Capture picturesque views riverfront steps ‘Ghats’ filled with ancient temples, classic houses and hundreds of pilgrims who come to wash-away their sins in this sacred river. Witness crematory rituals at Burning Ghats of ‘Manikarnika’ and understand the meaning of Karma, Salvation and Afterlife. Return to Hotel for breakfast and rest. The best way to get an eye opening insight to this magical city is by foot, and later we begin a Heritage Walk Tour through maze-like streets of Varanasi. First stop, we visit a traditional Indian wrestling Joint ‘Akhada’ and watch wrestlers perform using traditional exercise tools or doing ‘Kushti’ – an Indian wrestling on fresh mud pits. Pure Varanasi Silk is world-renowned, and next we visit a Traditional Silk Weaving Unit to experience this rare art. Explore 1776 built Vishwananth Gold Temple covered in 800 Kg of Gold dedicated to ‘Lord Shiva’, the principle deity of Hinduism. Outside temple enjoy a session of Indian Palm Reading by Hindu Astrologers locally called ‘Jyotish’. Later you will be driven to the buried Buddhist City of ‘Sarnath’, where ‘Lord Buddha’ began his preaching and gave birth to Buddhism. Here we visit inside Archaeological Museum housing rare excavations from 3rd century AD. Our day tour ends at the riverfront of The Ganges to participate with the locals in a Sunset Ceremony ‘Aarti’, a Sanskrit prayer performed to worship ‘Ganges River’ by several priests, accompanied by bells, drums, cymbals and flower petals. After tour we return back to your Hotel.

DAY 3

VARANASI AIRPORT

Breakfast at the hotel. You will be transferred to embarkation point to start your sailing to Kolkata.

4 STAR SELECTION

Clarks Hotel

Clarks Varanasi is the only truly Heritage Hotel in the ancient and oldest living city of the world – Varanasi, situated on 3.5 acres of lush green lawns and gardens. One of the very few Hotels of Varanasi with such sprawling lawns and gardens, has ultra modern facilities and provides exclusive facilities synonymous with contemporary and distinctive accommodation, warm and friendly services.

The Mall, Cantt. Varanasi - 221 002. Uttar Pradesh

Tel: +91-542-2501011-20

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5 STAR SELECTION

Taj Gateway

he ancient temple city of Varanasi has yet another landmark in The Gateway Hotel Varanasi. Featured among the top 5 star hotels in the city, The Gateway Hotel Varanasi is nestled amidst 40 acres of lush gardens at a convenient distance (about 45 minutes drive) from the airport. It is also located just 6 km from the commercial hub of Vanarasi, also known as The Chowk. The spacious rooms complemented by efficient service makes it one of the best hotels for business and leisure.

Nadesar Palace Ground, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh - 221002 INDIA

Tel: +91 542 6660001

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Rates include

2 nights accommodation Double/Single inclusive of breakfast & taxes. (Check in time is 14.00 and checkout time is 11.00), transfers, tours, excursion with air-conditioned vehicle, service of local English speaking Guide during all sightseeing tours as per itinerary, all Entrance fees at monuments as per itinerary, government of India GST tax.

Price per traveller in USD

Accommodation Type Price per Traveller
4 STAR SELECTION
Departures between 01 Oct 19 and 19 Dec 20
Sharing (2 Pax) US$470.00
Single (1 Pax) US$1095.00
Departures between 20 Dec 20 and 05 Jan 21
Sharing (2 Pax) US$545.00
Single (1 Pax) US$1250.00
Departures between 06 Jan 21 and 15 Apr 21
Sharing (2 Pax) US$470.00
Single (1 Pax) US$1095.00
Departures between 16 Apr 21 and 30 Apr 21
Sharing (2 Pax) US$435.00
Single (1 Pax) US$1070.00
5 STAR SELECTION
Departures between 01 Oct 19 and 19 Dec 20
Sharing (2 Pax) US$515.00
Single (1 Pax) US$1190.00
Departures between 20 Dec 20 and 05 Jan 21
Sharing (2 Pax) US$620.00
Single (1 Pax) US$1380.00
Departures between 06 Jan 21 and 15 Apr 21
Sharing (2 Pax) US$515.00
Single (1 Pax) US$1190.00
Departures between 16 Apr 21 and 30 Apr 21
Sharing (2 Pax) US$455.00
Single (1 Pax) US$995.00

Note

  • Please advice arrival/departure flight details in order to arrange the transfer accordingly
  • Apply for Indian visa before departure
  • Check in time 14.00 / Check out time 11.00

* Please note that your hotel will be confirmed after we have received your deposit payment. Prices are subject to change. Hotel subject to availability. We will try to offer you an alternate accommodation if the requested hotel would not be available.

Supplements

  • Clarks Hotel - Compulsory meal: Christmas Eve Gala Dinner - 24DEC USD75.00 per person
  • Clarks Hotel - Compulsory meal: New Year's Eve Dinner - 31DEC USD125.00 per person
  • Taj Gateway - Compulsory meal: Christmas Eve Gala Dinner - 24DEC USD125.00 per person
  • Taj Gateway - Compulsory meal: New Year's Eve Dinner - 31DEC USD200.00 per person

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