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Varanasi Independent Adventure

A perfect add-on to any trip to India, explore the mystical and holy Hindu city of Varanasi. Take memorable sunset and sunrise boat trips down the Ganges River and be enthralled by the thousands of devotees who come to the banks of the river to absolve themselves of their sins. Witness the bathing ghats and centuries-old temples, and explore the narrow winding lanes in search of exquisite silks, brassware, and stunning saris. Also visit Sarnath, known as the birthplace of Buddhism and the site of the enlightened Buddhas first sermon.


Duration: 3 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Moderate% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 166457
Starts: Varanasi, India Finishes: Varanasi, India
You will visit
  • Varanasi
  • Varanasi

Itinerary

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Day 1: Varanasi

Varanasi is the quintessential Indian holy city, where millions of Hindus travel for pilgrimage, to worship, to mourn, or to die.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day
Meet and Greet Hotel Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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Day 2: Varanasi (1B)

Varanasi is a pure vegetarian town – no eggs, meat, fish, or alcohol is allowed (within a certain distance of the river Ganges). Opt to visit Chaat Gali, a street of vendors selling the spiciest chaat (savoury snack) in the state. A visit to Varanasi is incomplete without tasting paan -- it is the perfect end to any meal and comes in many varieties – stuffed with gulkhand (rose petal preserve), cardamom, or grated coconut.


Included Activities:
City Tour
Sarnath Visit
Evening Ganges Boat Tour

Transport:
Cycle rickshaw

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Day 3: Varanasi (1B)

Get up early for a sunrise boat ride along the Ganges and observe the dawn rituals of bathing and burial. Tour ends upon return to the hotel.

Included Activities:
Morning Ganges Boat Tour

Transport:
Cycle rickshaw

Inclusions:
    Meals Included
    • 2 breakfasts
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