The Spiritual Capital of India, Varanasi on the banks of River Ganga in the state of Uttar Pradesh should be a must-visit place in every traveler’s diary. Varanasi or Banares or Kashi has in its ambit a lot many attractions and activities to offer to its tourists. Not only for spiritualism, you can also visit Varanasi for a perfect rejuvenating holiday to enjoy the peace, serenity and beauty of the place. At Truly India Tours, you will find some of the amazing deals in Varanasi tour packages.
Varanasi is supposed to be the world’s oldest living city and one of the seven holy cities of the Hindus. A spiritual Varanasi tour package is a must in one’s lifetime. This divine city is also a popular religious destination for Buddhists as it is believed that Lord Buddha addressed his first preaching in Varanasi, a part which is now in Sarnath. Truly India Tours, the besk known DMC for India, provides different holiday packages for Varanasi.
Varanasi is famous for its ghats, temples, ancient relics, the river Ganga, akhadas, combined with the chaotic and bustling streets and lanes in between the temples and the city. Most of the India Travel Packages include Varanasi Spiritual Walking Tour or Varanasi Temple Walk Tour. Here you walk down the crowded lanes and you can visit and offer your prayers in the temples like as Kashi Brahma Khandeshwar Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, and Pashupatinath Temple. Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the oldest of the lot and the most visited temple in Varanasi.
Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour of Sarnath from Varanasi is highly preferred by foreign tourists where they can have glimpse of the Japanese temple that displays a Buddha carved from sandalwood in a reclining position. Tourists can also visit the Thai temple, the Chinese temple and the Burmese temple, along with stupas and other temples in Sarnath. The Ashoka Pillar here is a treat to everyone’s eyes.
Varanasi Ghats tours are something that are not to be missed at all. Specialized tours along the ghats, especially in early morning or sunset time can be opted for, which give an altogether different feel. Your Varanasi trip is incomplete if you do not see the Aarti at sunset time on the banks of River Ganga. There is a display of immense grandeur during the Aarti time, not to forget the sounds of the bells that vibrate all around.
The popular ghats are Dasaswamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Darbhanga Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Scindia Ghat etc. Though, this may sound like a grim and ghastly place for many Westerners, but there is a belief that anyone who is cremated in Varanasi has a chance to achieve Moksha or Nirvana. So, Varanasi is often visited by many for cremation of their loved ones. The Manikarnika and Harishchandra Ghats are popular cremation ghats in Varanasi. Tours operators for India arrange for attractive Ghat tours in Varanasi.
Other popular attractions in Varanasi tour packages include Varanasi Heritage City Tours where you can see the historical monuments like as Chunar Fort, Ramnagar Fort & Museum, Alamgir Mosque, Jantar Mantar. You can opt for Ganges tour and enjoy a boat ride on the river in the evening, the Akhada tour in Varanasi is something which takes you to the world of traditional Indian wrestling styles. Get the taste for street food and other local foods and sweets in the bustling streets of Varanasi. And yes, for a complete rejuvenation of your mind and soul, specialized yoga tour packages are also available North India Tours for Varanasi.
Avoid the summers as the climate is very dry and hot, with temperatures soaring high, making it difficult for temple visits and sightseeing. Monsoons are comparatively better but if you really want to enjoy Varanasi to the fullest extent in a pleasant weather, plan a trip in the winters. The best time to take a Varanasi tour package is the months of November to February.
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