Afternoon arrival in Varanasi from Delhi/Haridwar by train. Watch evening arati (Hindu ritual) at the Ganges Stay at Hotel, or option to stay in a riverside guesthouse.
The Kashi Vishwanath Temple - Also known as the Golden Temple, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of the city. Varanasi is said to be the point at which the first Jyotirlinga, the fiery pillar of light by which Shiva manifested his supremacy over other gods, broke through the earth's crust and flared towards the heavens. More than the Ghats and even the Ganga, the Shivalinga installed in the temple remains the devotional focus of Varanasi. Entry restricted for foreigners.
Opportunities for a dawn boat ride on the river, to observe the devotions to Surya, the rising sun. Afternoon visit to nearby Sarnath, where the Buddha began his teachings 2500 years ago. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning for sightseeing in Varanasi. Afternoon free for relaxation and boat ride. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning drive to Allahabad to see the Sangam (Meeting point) of the three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati. Here the Maha Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years which is a major Hindu festival. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Sangam - Around 7 km from Civil Lines, overlooked by the eastern ramparts of the fort, wide flood plains and muddy banks protrude towards the sacred Sangam. At the point at which the brown Ganges meets the Greenish Yamuna, pandas (priests) perch on small platforms to perform puja and assist the devout in their ritual ablutions in the shallow waters. Beaches and ghats are littered with the shorn hair of pilgrims who come to offer pind for their deceased parents.
Day at Allahabad. Morning enjoy the Holy dip at the Sangam. Later, reach the point on a boat, half day sightseeing. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning free. Later board Prayagraj Express Train back to Delhi. Night on Train.
Mr Mrs. Tanu Bhalla
69, Jaswinder Enclave, Bhagirathi Nagar, Bhupatwala, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India - 249410
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Badrinath Tour - 6 D / 5 N
Delhi - Jyotirmath - Badrinath - Rudraprayag - Haridwar
Gangotri Tour - 5 D / 4 N
Delhi - Haridwar - Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Rishikesh
Yamunotri Tour - 5 D / 4 N
Delhi - Haridwar - Syanachatti - Yamunotri
Badri-Kedar Tour - 9 D / 8 N
Delhi - Haridwar - Rudraprayag - Badrinath - Jyotirmath - Rishikesh
Hemkund Sahib Tour - 8 D / 7 N
Delhi - Jyotirmath - Govindghat - Ghangaria - Rishikesh
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Tour - 18 D / 17 N
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Amarnath Yatra Tour - 8 D / 7 N
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Mata Vaishno Devi Tour - 3 D / 2 N
Delhi - Jammu - Katra - Vaishno Devi
Gokul - Mathura Tour - 4 D / 3 N
Delhi - Mathura - Gokul - Mahavan - Goverdhan - Mathura - Nand Goan - Barsana