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Sacred Waters: Varanasi & Sarnath Getaway



2 Nights / 3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




Embark on our “Sacred Waters: Varanasi & Sarnath Getaway” and immerse yourself in the profound spiritual aura of Varanasi, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. Witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti on the banks of the holy Ganges, explore ancient temples, and experience a soul-stirring boat ride. Discover Sarnath, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon, and delve into the rich history of Buddhism. This spiritual journey offers an authentic glimpse into the heart of India’s cultural and religious heritage.


  • Ganga Aarti: Witness the enchanting Holy Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of the sacred Ganges River in Varanasi.
  • Morning Boat Ride: Experience the serenity of a morning boat ride on the Ganges, observing age-old rituals and ghats come to life.
  • Spiritual Sites: Explore Varanasi's spiritual treasures, including Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, and Sarnath.
  • Buddhist Heritage: Discover the historical significance of Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon, surrounded by ancient stupas and monasteries.
  • Cultural Insights: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Varanasi, a city steeped in tradition and spirituality, before bidding farewell to this sacred land.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 39%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 41%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 49%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 48%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 53%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 52%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 57%


Day 1: Arrive Varanasi
Upon your arrival at Varanasi airport, our dedicated team will be there to warmly welcome you. They will assist you with a smooth transfer to your hotel, ensuring your check-in process is hassle-free.

In the evening, prepare for a mesmerizing experience as you witness the captivating Holy Ganga Aarti ritual, performed on the sacred banks of the Ganges River. This enchanting ceremony, filled with chants, incense, and the glow of countless lamps, provides a spiritual and cultural introduction to the city. Afterward, return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 2: Varanasi
Begin your day with a serene boat ride along the Ganges River. As you glide along the ancient ghats, you'll have the opportunity to witness the profound morning rituals and ceremonies that take place along the riverbanks. It's a mesmerizing and deeply spiritual experience that allows you to connect with the heart and soul of Varanasi.

Following the boat ride, your exploration of Varanasi continues with visits to several significant landmarks. You'll tour Banaras Hindu University, one of the most renowned educational institutions in India. Here, you'll discover the Bharat Mata Temple, dedicated to Mother India, and the Tulsi Manas Mandir, a temple with walls adorned with verses from the Ramcharitmanas, an epic poem about Lord Rama.

In the afternoon, your journey takes you to Sarnath, a place of immense significance in Buddhism. It is here that Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Explore the historical and religious treasures of Sarnath, including the Dhamek Stupa, Sarnath Archaeological Museum, and various Buddhist monasteries.

If time allows, you can also visit the Ram Nagar Fort, a beautiful riverside fort filled with historical artifacts and a museum that offers insights into the royal history of Varanasi.

After a day filled with exploration and cultural immersion, return to your hotel for another restful night.
Day 3: Varanasi - Departure
On your final day in Varanasi, savor a hearty breakfast at your hotel. Afterward, our team will ensure a seamless transfer to the airport, where you'll catch your onward flight. As you bid farewell to this spiritual and vibrant city, take with you the memories of its rich heritage and profound cultural experiences. Your Varanasi journey concludes here, leaving you with lasting impressions of this remarkable destination.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 2 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
5-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Varanasi - Ramada JHV/ Radisson Hotel


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