Welcome at “THE HOLY CITY VARANASI”. EXPLORE VARANASI, or Banaras, (also known as Kashi) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi`s Prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrivalled.
Mark Twain, the English author and literateur, who enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Banaras, once wrote : “Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”.
According to the ‘Vamana Purana’, the Varuna and Assi rivers originated from the body of the primordial Person at the beginning of time itself. The tract of land lying between them is believed to be ‘Varanasi’, the holiest of all pilgrimages.
The word ‘Kashi’ originated from the word ‘Kas’ which means to shine. Steeped in tradition and mythological legacy, Kashi is the ‘original ground ‘ creates by Shiva and parvati, upon which they stood at the beginning of time.
Explore Varanasi is the microcosm of Hinduism, a city of traditional classical culture, Glorified by myth and legend and sanctified by religion.
It has always attracted a large number of pilgrims And worshippers from time immemorial. To be in Varanasi is an experience in itself…. An experience in Self –discovery… an ethereal oneness of the body and soul.
EXPLORE VARANASI GANGES
To every visitor; Varanasi offers a breathtaking experience. The rays of the dawn shimmering across the Ganges… the high-banks ; the temples and shrines along the banks bathed in a golden hue soul stirring hymns and mantras along with the fragrance of incense filling the air and the refreshing dip in the holy waters gently splashing at the Ghats. Varanasi – The land where experience and discovery reach the ultimate bliss.
Varanasi is also renown for its rich tapestry of music, arts, crafts and education. Some of the world – renowned exponents India has produce in these fields schooled in Varanasi’s cultural ethos.
Varanasi abounds in the art of silk weaving, an exotic work of art which manifests itself in precious Banarasi silk sarees and silk brocades which cherished as collector’s items across the world today.
The old city of Varanasi may look antique, but few buildings are more than a couple of hundred years old. Rajas and other wealthy families from around India built palaces and mansions along the Ghats to be close to the sacred river; most of these are now in states serious disrepair.
Why you choose this package!
- Aarti Ghat i.e. Daswasamedh Ghat
- Boat ride in Ganges
- Watch weaving of Banarasi Saree
Day 01: Arrive Vanaras
Arrival, check-in. Boat ride on Ganga. Afternoon at 5 p.m. get your seat at Aarti Ghat, beside Daswasamedh Ghat and enjoy Boat ride in Ganges. Ganga Aarti till 8 p.m.Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Vanarasi
Early morning (6 a.m.) offer puja to Viswanath Temple, back to hotel have your breakfast and set-out for s/s. Start with BHU, Sankatmochan temple, Sarnath. Back to Varanasi by 5 p.m. Shopping in Viswanath Galli.Overnight Stay at Hotel
Day 03: Varanasi Departure
Early morning – boat ride. Watch weaving of Banarasi Saree in Madanpura. Get Peda (sweets) from ‘Madhur Jalpan’ and have a taste of malai in Viswanath Gali. Drop at Airport/ Railway station