Varanasi and Bodhgaya Pilgrimage Tour – 4 Days
- Breakfast Only
The Pilgrimage tours to Varanasi and Bodhagaya is one of the most must do pilgrimage tours. The tour will take you for Arati at Ganga, Ganges, including Gangotri, Haridwar, Dashaswemedhj Ghat, Ganga Snan, Vishwanath Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Bodhgaya, Bodhi Tree, Maha Bodhi temple.
Bath taking in the Ganga holy river causes the remission of sins and facilitates liberation from the cycle of life and death. The Pilgrimage travel long distances to immerse the ashes of their kin in the waters of the Ganges, bringing their spirits closer to nirvana. Another must visit is Vishwanath Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in Banaras, the holiest existing Place for Hindus, where at least once in a life a Hindu is expected to do pilgrimage. Similarly, Bodhgaya, the place where Siddhartha Gautam reached state of Enlightenment commonly referred to as Buddhahood. Bodhgaya, situated on the bank of the river Niranjana, is the spiritual home of Buddhists from the world over and attracts tens of thousands of believers. Siddhartha attained enlightenment meditating under the Bodhi Tree, which still stands today in its original place. Below is our short visit pilgrimage tours which you can cover up within 4 days. We do also offer longer duration of Pilgrims tours which starts from New Delhi to Lumbini, Nepal and ends in Tibet finally. If you are looking for something tailored Pilgrims tour, please do not hesitate to contact us. We shall be more than glad to design the any kind of tours as per your interest.
ARRIVAL IN VARANASI; EVENING: ARATI AT GANGA
After landing in Varanasi airport, make your immigration and get out of customs. Our representative will be waiting for you to welcome in Varanasi. Meet and greet and transfer to the hotel Check in and rest for while. Then at evening you will be proceeding for the Arati at Ganga ! The Ganga is worshiped by Hindus who believe that bathing in the river causes the remission of sins and facilitates liberation from the cycle of life and death. Pilgrims travel long distances to immerse the ashes of their kin in the waters of the Ganges, bringing their spirits closer to nirvana. Several places sacred to Hindus lie along the banks of the river Ganges, including Gangotri, Haridwar, Allahabad and Varanasi. At evening overnight in Varanasi.
- Accommodation: Bed and Dinner
VISIT OF HINDU TEMPLES IN VARANASI– FULL DAY
Have your morning breakfast at Hotel. Then you will be proceeding early morning to visit Dashaswemedhj Ghat, Ganga Snan and start boat ride which takes you 1 hour. After this Vishwanath Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in Banaras, the holiest existing Place for Hindus, where at least once in a life a Hindu is expected to do pilgrimage. The temple has been referred in Hindu theology since a very long time and as a central part of worship in the Shaiva philosophy. During the religious occasion of Shivratri, Kashi Naresh (King of Kashi) is the chief officiating priest and no other person or priest is allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum. It is only after he performs his religious functions that others are allowed to enter. Return to Hotel for breakfast and continue on city tour visiting Durga Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple. Evening drive back to hotel and overnight in Varanasi.
- Accommodation: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
VARANASI—BODHGAYA (265KMS/ 5HOURS DRIVE)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Bodhgaya which will take you around 5hours drive from Varanasi. Check in at Hotel and afternoon sightseeing tour. The Bodhgaya, the place where Siddhartha reached the state of Enlightenment commonly referred to as Buddha hood. Bodhgaya, situated on the bank of the river Niranjana, is the spiritual home of Buddhists from the world over and attracts tens of thousands of believers. Siddhartha attained enlightenment meditating under the Bodhi Tree, which still stands today in its original place. Bodhgaya houses different Buddhists monasteries erected by people belonging to different sects of Buddhism such as the Therabada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. The magnificent Maha Bodhi temple in Bodhgaya is an architectural amalgamation of many cultures. Evening overnight in Bodhgaya.
- Accommodation: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
VISIT GAYA AND DRIVE TO VARANASI AIRPORT
After breakfast drive to Gaya, visit Vishnu Pad Temple, which is a sacred among Hindus and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. According to believers and religious texts, the footprints inside the temple are of Lord Vishnu. The temple is built in Shikhar Style and was reconstructed in the year 1787 by Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore. Beside this, Gaya is significant to Hindus from the point of view of salvation to the souls of ancestors (a ritual called Tarpan / Sraddha or Pinda Daan). According to Ramayan, Ram also visited Gaya together with Sita to perform Pinda Daan. Then transfer to airport, check in and fly back to your nhome country or to the next destination.
- Accommodation: Breakfast
- 03 Nights Accommodation at Hotels on Double/Twin sharing on daily breakfast.
- Meals plan in Full Board ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- Airport pick up and transport for sightseeing by AC Toyota Innova car.
- Boat ride at river Ganges in Varanasi.
- Local Professional English Speaking guide for sightseeing in Varanasi and Bodhgaya.
- Personal assistance by our Representative on arrival & departure.
- Presently all applicable taxes & service charges. If any other tax will be applicable that shall be extra.
- Personal health insurance & travel insurance
- International and Domestic air TKT if required.
- The beverages and meals not included in Itinerary
- Visa for India if applicable.
- Personal Expenses such as Liquor, Laundry, room Services, phone calls etc.
- Tips to driver, camera fee ( still/ Video ) any portage at airport.
- Round trip Air TKT from your home country to Delhi and return.
- Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/ cancellation/ hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities.