Oldest living city of the world dedicated to Shiva also know as the city of learning and Burning.
The city has many important hindu temples including Kashi Vishwanath which is one of the Jyotirlinga. Others are Anoopuna Devi Temple, Kal Bhairvi Temple, sankat Mochan Temple, Durga Temple, New Vishwanath temple at the University campus, Tulsi Manas Temple and the unique Bharat Mata Temple. In addition to this there are various Ashrams. Visit to the Vishwanath temple for special prayers and aarti ceremony at the ghat , A holy dip in the Ganges , rituals and a boat ride are some of the highlights which one can do in varanasi.
closely associated with the epic Ramayan. Chitrakoot or "the hill of many wonders" is an important of pilgrimage. It is believed to be the place where Lord Rama and Sita spent their 14 years of exile and where the Sage Atri and Sati Anasuya meditated. The holy town is set in sylvan surroundings on the banks of the River Mandakini, also known as the Payaswaini river. The riverside is lined with ghats and the town dotted with temples dedicated to several deities of the Hindu pantheon. Kamadgiri a forested hill of prime religious significance is believed to be the original Chitrakoot. The Bharat Milap Temple is located here. Pilgrims perform a ritual circumambulation of the hill to seek blessings. Sphatik Shila This picturesque spot is marked by two immense rocks. It is believed to be the place where Lord Rama and Sita feasted their eyes on the beauty of Chitrakoot. Hanuman Dhara Located on a steep hillside, it is approachable by a flight of 360 steps. Here, the waters of a natural spring cascade over an image of Lord Hanuman.Ram Ghat on the banks of the River Mandakini, and centre of ritual activity, this ghat is the most frequented in Chitrakoot.
MATHURA AND VRINDAVAN:
Mathura is known as birth place of lord Krishna and is located on the western bank of river Yamuna For about 3000 Year it was the hub of culture and civilization .. Mathura is considered as Athens of India. The great school of sculpture known as Mathura school of Art flourished here for 1200 Years. Such prolific creativity and gushing devotion to novel. All round the year a large number of Festival and fairs are held in Mathura and adjoining areas of Vrindavan Gokul, Brij and Goverdhan The places of Pilgrimage importance are. VISHRAM GHAT The sacred spot where Lord Krishna is believed to have rested after slaying the tyrant Kansa. DWARKADHEESH TEMPLE : Built in 1814, it is the main temple in the town. During the festive days of Holi, Janmashthami and Diwali, it is decorated on a grandiose scale. GITA MANDIR in city outskirts, the temple carving and painting are a major attraction.Vrindavan is 15 km from Mathura , another major place of pilgrimage. It is noted for its numerous temples - both old and modern. The name Vrindavan evokes the playfulness and lovable characteristics of Shri Krishna.
Day 1: Arrive Varanasi
Arrive Varanasi Meeting assistance on arrival and later transfer to the hotel . Afternoon proceed on a half day temple tours of Varanasi .visiting Mother India, Durga, Tulsi Manas Sankat Mochan Temple and the new Vishwanath temple. followed by Ganga Aarti at Dasaswamed Ghat Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Ganges visitng
In Varanasi Early morning proceed on a boat tour on Ganges visitng all the bathing ghats followed by walk through the narrow lanes visiting the Golden Temple (Old Vishwanath temple), Annapurna Devi Temple. In case you wish to perform some rituals/pinda dana for your ancestors you may perform this morning prior for leaving to Gaya. Return to Hotel for Breakfast. After breakfast proceed to Gaya On arrival at Bodhgaya check in at Hotel .Evening visit Mahabadhi temple and other sites of Buddhist importance. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Bodhgaya - Gaya
Early in the morning proceed to Gaya 14 kms from Bodhgaya and visit the Vishnu pad temple and perform the rituals (pinda) for your ancestors. Later in the afternoon drive to Varanasi. On Arrival check in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Varanasi - Vindhyachal - Allahabad
Breakfast at Hotel and later drive to Allahabad enroute visiting Vindhyachal. On arrival at Allahabad proceed to Sangam for a holid dip and later visit other places of religious and historical importance. On arrival check in at Hotel.
Day 5: Allahabad - Chitrakoot - Allahabad
After breakfast at Hotel drive to Chitrakoot (130 kms/3 hrs) and after visit return to Allahabad to connect train flight to onward destination.
Day 6: Allahabad - Ayodhya
After breakfast at Hotel proceed to Ayodhya. On arrival check in at Hotel. Later proceed on a visit to Sri Ram Janm Bhumi- the birth place of Lord Rama. Overnight at Hotel
Day 7: Ayodhya - Naimisaranya - Lucknow
After breakfast at Hotel proceed to Naimisaranya and later in the evening return to Lucknow to connect train/flight to onward destination
Contact Person :-
Mr Mr. Arup Kumar Bhattacharya
B-13/221, Sonarpura, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India - 221001