Introduction: The tour allows you to visit three of the most holy destinations as per Hinduism. You witness great stories, monuments and temples that together form our history and mythology. Varanasi, Allahabad, Gaya and Sarnath contribute greatly to our religion, they are the epitome of Hinduismand have great references in holy texts and ved-purans.
The city has been a cultural centre of North India for several thousand years, the city is known worldwide for its Temples and ghats. According to legend, Varanasi was founded by Lord Shiva. The Pandavas, the mythic protagonists of the Hindu epic “Mahabharata” are said to have visited the city in search of Shiva to atone for their sin of Brāhmana-hatya that they had committed during the war of Kurukshetra.
Buddha is believed to have founded Buddhism here around 528 BC when he gave his first sermon, “The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of Dharma”, at nearby Sarnath.
Varanasi grew as an important industrial centre, famous for its muslin and silk fabrics, perfumes, ivory works, and sculpture.
Allahabad is a known destination for sacred pilgrimage which any follower of the Hindu religion must visit at least once during a lifetime. It is regarded as the holiest of places and one of the locations for Pind Daan (A religious ceremony to honor the dead)
Here you will see a confluence of India’s greatest holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. The confluence is regarded as the ultimate water to wash off all the sins and therefore millions flock each year to bathe in these holy waters. Allahabad is an ancient town is also illustrated by references in the Vedas (the most ancient of Hindu sacred texts). It is believed to be the location where Brahma, the Creator of the Universe, attended a sacrificial ritual.
Gaya is an ancient city found on the bank of the holy Phalgu River known as one of the holiest river in Hindusm. Gaya derives its name from the mythological demon Gayasur(which literally means Gaya the demon). According to Vayu Purana, Gaya was the name of a demon (Asura) whose body was pious after he performed rigid penance and secured blessings from Vishnu. It was said that the body of Gayasura was transformed into the series of rocky hills that make up the landscape of Gaya.
Pilgrims come to the holy place to perform the Hindu religious ritual for the dearly departed known as Pind Daan. Gaya is mentioned in the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Rama along with Sita and Lakshmana visited Gaya to offer pind-daan to their father Dasharath. Documented history of Gaya dates back to the enlightenment of Gautama Buddha. About 11 km from Gaya town is Bodh Gaya, the place where Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment. Gautam Buddha was a sage on whose teachings, the religion Buddhism was founded. Since then Gaya has been a place of pilgrimage for people all over the world and for all communities.
Day one: Arrival – Varanasi Sightseeing
Arrive at Varanasi Airport/Railway Station where our representative will meet and greet you. You will then proceed to our hotel, check-in and freshen up. From here you will start on a religious tour of the holy city. You will first proceed to the main Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Annapurna Devi Temple and Vishalakshi Temple. You will then stop for lunch at a place of your choice. You can choose to come back to the hotel and enjoy our food here in the comfort of your rooms or our cozy restaurant. Later, you will proceed to the southern ghat called Assi ghat, start with a guided boat tour through the evening. The beauty of these ghats as the sun sets is mesmerizing and unique. You will witness the holy Ganga Aarti from your boats and participate in the ceremony by offering your prayers. The boats will then drop you back to either the starting point at Assi ghat or wherever you prefer. You can now explore the markets on your own and indulge in the local Varanasi experience. Overnight stay at the hotel will help you recuperate and prepare for a fun filled day.
Day Two: Varanasi – Allahabad – Sitamarhi – Varanasi
After Breakfast, drive to Allahabad and visit Triveni Sangam (Prayag) to offer your prayers. Proceed to Allahabad Fort, Patalpuri Hanuman Temple, Anand Bhawan, Alopi Devi Temple and Shri Male Madeshwar Temple. You will then be taken to Sitamarhi and driven back to Varanasi. We provide door to door car service. You will be dropped back to the Hotel for a comfortable night.
Day Three: Varanasi – Gaya – Bodh Gaya – Varanasi
In the morning you will be driven to Gaya, since we know you have to leave early we prepare an on the go breakfast for you which is filling and convenient to carry and consume while travelling. Once you reach Gaya, you will be taken to Vishnupad Temple, Phalgu River for Pind Daan Puja, Mangala Gauri temple and Tibetan Monastery. After this you will be taken to Bodh Gaya to visit Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhi tree, Great Buddha Statue, Royal Bhutan Monastery, Thai Monastery, Chinese Temple etc. You will be then driven back to Varanasi and dropped at our hotel for proper rest.
Day Four: Varanasi sightseeing – Sarnath sightseeing – Departure
Start your day early with a visit to the river Ganga to offer your prayers and have a holy bath on the banks. Enjoy our breakfast in the hotel and check out. Get ready to proceed for sightseeing of various temples including Tulsi Manas Mandir, Durgakund Mandir, Sankat Mochan Temple and New Vishwanath Temple (BHU). Proceed to Sarnath for local sighseeing which will include Dhamek Stupa, Chaukkhandi Stupa, Jain Temple, Buddha Museum, Ashok Stupa and Deer park. Then you may proceed to the Airport/Railway station for your onward journey with best regards, sweet memories, an unforgettable experience and warm wishes from Hotel Balaji International.
Airport/Railway transfers to and fro
Hotel Accommodation for three nights
Breakfast and WI-FI
Car service for pick-up drop, local and outbound sightseeing (Allahabad, Gaya and Sarnath)
Driver charges, Toll tax and Parking fee
English speaking guide
Evening Boat Ride
Lunch and Dinner on all days
Special Darshan or any Puja
Entry fee at any museum/Fort/Tourist spot
Tour Cost (Per Couple):