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Wisdom Varanasi 3 Days

Day 1

Arrival

  • On arrival at Varanasi airport or railway station : Company representatives cannot come into the baggage collection area. Having collected your luggage, please make your way towards the exit of the terminal building where you will see a bank of people waiting for you. Amongst them will be a Wander Kashi Representative who will be waiting to greet you with a paging board with your name on it. He will meet, greet and bring you to your Hotel booked​

  • Later in the evening drive to river bank of Ganges

  • After reaching here, you will embark on a private boat and glide towards cremation ground – Manikarnika Ghat. This is the only place in the world where cremation goes for 24 hours and every 3rd minute a new dead body arrives for cremation rituals. Know the logic behind burning of dead bodies and see all cremation rituals being performed from your boat with your naked eyes. Photography is not allowed here.

  • Later after this row back to main Ghat to witness evening aarti [prayer] ceremony which is a kind of Hindu way of worship, which is basically an event organized everyday to give thanks to river Ganges. Normally a Hindu worship is done privately, but this worship ceremony is done on the river bank of Ganges openly and publicly. It is only of its kind, therefore attracts thousands of people daily to witness it. This Hindu ritual of saying thanks is very unique and surreal. It started a few years ago but making its importance rapidly to the world.

  • Return back to Hotel for overnight.

Day 2 Sarnath tour + City Tour 

  • 30 minutes prior to dawn, you will be picked up and drive to Ganges river bank, embark on a private boat and witness the very magical and spiritual sunrise.

  • Varanasi sunrise boat ride at the time of sunrise from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Harichandra Ghat is the most resplendent ride that takes you across heritage of Varanasi. This ride starts when the sun is just about to come up the horizon. As you glide across waters you can see entire river being engulfed in orange and red hues of the early morning Sun. On alighting at the burning Ghat you can see various cremation rituals. 

  • Later Proceed to local vendor for breakfast and enjoy the tastiest local food of Varanasi

  • After Breakfast proceed to  Sarnath – A place where lord Buddha preached his first sermon.

  • You will see Ruins of Sarnath, Budhha Temple, large Buddha statue, Archaeological museum and deer park.

  • After some rest, drive to one of the oldest street of Varanasi and enjoy walking tour.

Day 03: Departure transfer

  • Morning is at leisure, however vehicle, driver and guide will be at your disposal in case you need to do any additional sightseeing you can do without any additional charges.

  • Later in day at an ideal time transfer to Varanasi airport or railway station to catch your flight for onward destination. 

Inclusion

  • A/c Vehicle inclusive of parking & toll as per above

  • 3* Hotel with Breakfast for 2 nights.

  • Morning boat Ride in Varanasi.

  • Mineral water.

  • Site visit as per itinerary.

  • Local food breakfast and beverages

Exclusion

  • Any type of insurance is not included.

  • Guide is optional.

  • Any type of domestic or International flight is not included.

  • Personal shopping and expenses would not be added or taken by company.

  • Dinner.

  • Lunch.