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Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the 11th century B.C. Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along the city’s winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath, the “Golden Temple,” dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
Allahabad, officially known as Prayagraj, also known as Ilahabad, is a metropolis in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of the Allahabad district—the most populous district in the state and 13th most populous district in India—and the Allahabad division.
Moring pickup from Prayagraj/ Varanasi railway station/airport & proceed for sightseeing of Prayagraj. First we will visit – Sangam - where Ganga & Yamuna river meet one of Hinduism’s mythical rivers, the Saraswati. Every 12 years the massive Kumbh Mela takes place here, attracting millionsof people, while the Ardh Mela (Half Mela) is held here every six years.
Later visit Khusru Bagh, Anand Bhavan & Akbar's Fort & Patalpuri Temple. Later in the evening we will drop you at Varanasi hotel with happy memories of your tour with us
(TEMPLES & GANGA AARTI TOUR)
After Breakfast The tour starts with pick up from your hotel or airport, as per your tour plan. You would be taken on a drive to Sarnath where you would visit Buddha temples, museums, Chaukhandi stupa, Dhamekha stupa and others.
Sarnath is the spot where Lord Buddha made his first sermon after his enlightenment. King Ashoka and many other rulers built numerous buildings and monuments in Sarnath, which are now an important attraction. The museum in Sarnath has many Artifacts, terracotta objects and other archeological attractions.
You would return to Varanasi by late morning and visit important temples like Birla temple, Manas Mandir, Kashi Vishwanath temple, Bharat Mata temple, Annapurna temple, Sankat Mochan temple and others.
If time permits, you would be visiting Kal Bhairav temple too. Lunch will be serveden-route. Many temples have rules regarding the dress code, use of camera and others. Please obey to rules to avoid being blocked from entering into the temple.
In the evening, you would be taken on a boat ride on the River Ganges along Manikarnika Ghat and other famous ghats. Each ghat is famous for a particular activity. As you row along Manikarnika Ghat, you can witness Hindu cremation rituals.
You can click pictures of the process if desired from the boat.
By sunset, you would reach Dashashwamedh Ghat to witness Ganga Aarti. Ganga Aarti is the iconic tourist and pilgrimage attraction of Varanasi. It is a ritual filled activity to please River Ganges and the God of Fire.
If desired, you can watch the ritual from the river, on a boat. The ghat will be very crowded and people usually choose to view the ritual from the boat. After Aarti, you would be dropped back at your hotel
Varanasi to Ayodhya Distance 5 hr 40 min (219.4 km) Approximate
After Breakfast Proceed to Local Shopping At Varanasi After Proceed to Ayodhya Ram Janam Bhoomi Over night Stay At Ayodhya.
Ram Janam Bhoomi
This place should be your first visiting place if you are keen on seeing the place where Lord Rama was born. According to legends, it was this place where Lord Rama was born and spent most of his childhood days. You will see a huge crowd of devotees here who are just like you came to worship Lord Rama. Though there is no particular temple built here but still, there is a small cave-like structure which has Lord Rama’s idol in it. Very tight security is held here so you must have an identity card to get security official permission to enter the temple premise.
Kanak Bhavan Temple
It is also referred to as ‘Kanak Sone ka Mandir’, attracts devotees either because of their sincere worshipping or because of curiosity. There are many who come here being curious about seeing gold-ornamented idols of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. However, if architecturally designed scriptures aren’t the only reason that you would want to visit this place. Then, there is another main reason that you should visit this temple because it will offer you a breathtaking view during sunset.
Hanuman Garhi is a very old temple in Ayodhya that is built over a mound and dedicated to Lord Hanuman so it is also one of the most visited places in this city. So, one has to climb around 76 steps in order to enter the temple premise and once, you are inside you will see a big idol of Lord Hanuman here. If your longing to get your wish answered by god then, you should surely visit this temple because it also runs on a popular belief of answering many people prayers.
Enjoy lunch at Awantika Restaurant
You may get tired from all the traveling and visiting the famous places of Ayodhya so in the meantime, enjoy a delicious lunch at Awantika. Standing in the long lines to visit these places may get you all tired so you should head towards this restaurant because this is one of the famous places to eat in Ayodhya. If you ask for a recommendation, then ask for special thali here because it is the most recommended item of here.
Ram Katha Museum
In the evening, enjoy your leisure walk at this museum and see some historical arts and artifacts here at this museum. Here, some centuries old coins, palm tree manuscripts, paintings, rare pottery collection are exhibited so enjoy a history walk here. This place will also be the best reason to end your tour because you don’t have to go through any kind of hustle and bustle of the crowd to explore this place. And also, get a chance to enjoy your evening on a calming note here at this place.
Ayodhya To Lucknow Distance 2 hr 40 min (136.4 km) Approximate.
After Breakfast proceed Lucknow for sightseeing of Lucknow including Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Residency, Clock Tower, Satkhanda, Tila Wala Masjid, Dilkusha Palace & Ambedkar Memorial Park. Also, visit the old city & markets. In the evening transfer to the airport station with happy memories of your tour with us.
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