Varanasi is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities. Kashi, its ancient name, was associated with a kingdom of the same name of 2,500 years ago. The Buddha is recorded in the Pali canon to have given his first sermon, "The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of Dharma", at nearby Sarnath in 528 BCE. In the 8th century, Adi Shankara established the worship of Shiva as an official sect of Varanasi. During the Muslim rule during the Middle Ages, the city became an important center of Hindu devotion, pilgrimage, mysticism, and poetry contributing to its cultural importance. Tulsidas wrote his Awadhi language epic, the Ramcharitmanas, a Bhakti movement reworking of the Sanskrit Ramayana, in Varanasi. Several other major figures of the Bhakti movement were born in Varanasi, including Kabir and Ravidas. In the 16th century, the Mughal emperor Akbar built two large temples dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu in the city. Under the Treaty of Faizabad, the East India Company acquired Benares in the city later successively becoming a part of the Benares Division in the Ceded and Conquered Provinces, the North-Western Provinces, and the United Provinces, and after India's independence of Uttar Pradesh.
Pickup from Airport/Railway station and check-in to Hotel.
Latter we will be taken for an excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples. The attractions at Sarnath are the Buddha temples, the Dhamekha stupa, Chaukhandi stupa, and the archaeological museum.
In the evening, get ready to experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will be taken to River Ganges to enjoy Ganga Aarti. Get a glimpse of the spiritualism at the Ganga Ghats (riverfront).Night stay at Hotel in Varanasi
i. Ganga Aarti.
Day 02:- Varanasi – Allahabad (150 KM, 3 hrs)-Varanasi (150 KM, 3 hrs)
Early morning, we will be taken for a boat ride on the Ganges. It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking a holy dip in the Ganges. Come back to the hotel for breakfast. ( Boat ride will be done on a situational basis as in July/August, there is a flood in river Ganga.)
After breakfast, we drive to Allahabad. En route we will cover Sitamarhi- situated on the bank of River Ganges. It is believed to be the place where Sita lived during her exile from Ayodhya. Her two sons Lav& Kush were born here. It is the place where she was engulfed into the earth. Visit Sita Samadhi Asthal and Valmiki Ashram.
Enjoy the holy bath in river Ganga and Sangam (Meeting point) of the three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna &Saraswati. Sangam - 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 and various Holy rituals will be seen everywhere near ghats
Latter we will cover the other spot in Allahabad like Hanuman Temple, Anand Bhavan- one of the country’s best-running museums in memory of Jawaharlal Nehru. SwarajBhawan -the house where the former Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi was born. back to Varanasi. Night stay at Hotel In Varanasi.
ii. Sangan bath
iii. Hanuman Temple
iv. Anand Bhavan, SwarajBhavan
After Breakfast, latter we drive for the airport/Railway Station with pleasant memory of holy trip.read less
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