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3 days (Approx.)
Offered in: English
Experience the energy, excitement and history of one of the world’s oldest cities on this multi-day tour from New Delhi. Bare witness to its wonder with all of your senses on morning and evening boat rides in the iconic Ganges River and check out the ancient steps that lead to this holy bathing and cremation site visited by tends of thousands of pilgrims each year. Your expert guide will share insight into India’s three major religions—Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism—as you navigate the narrow passages of Varanasi. Pay a visit to the spot where Buddha preached in Sarnath, before stopping at the Dhamek Stupa on this 2-Night tour by air from New Delhi.
- 2-Night Varanasi and Sarnath Tour by Air from New Delhi
- Tour the Ghats of Varanasi with an expert guide
- Ride a boat on the Ganges River and watch devout pilgrims worship
- Witness the aarti ceremony, a Hindu ritual of light
- Airport transfers and bottled water included
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One-way flight from New Delhi to Varanasi
2 nights accommodation at the Rivitas hotel
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Boat ride on the Ganges River
Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure & Return
Departure PointTraveler pickup is offered
3 hours before will be picked up to the guest for flight to VAranasi
What To Expect
This incredible 2-night tour of Varanasi from New Delhi offers an insider’s look at the religious sites tens of thousands of people make a pilgrimage to each year. Fly from New Delhi to meet your guide for a fascinating look at the Ghats and neighboring Sarnath by land and water. Airport arrival and departure transfers, as well as two nights’ accommodation and breakfast are all included in this truly memorable multi-day experience.
Delhi - Varanasi y Domestic Flight
Day 1: New Dehli—VaranasiMeet your driver at your New Delhi hotel and relax in the comfort of a private airport transfer for your flight to Varanasi. A representative will meet you upon arrival for the ride to your Varanasi hotel. Before heading out on a tour of the Ghats meet your guide for a tour briefing about the events occurring on the days ahead. Begin your evening tour of this spiritual city with a visit to the Ghats. This series of stone steps leads to the holy river where you’ll find Hindu and Jain worshipers mediating and teaching along the shores of the Ganges River. Your guide will share stories about Lord Shiva, who chose Varanasi as his home as you watch people from across the country gather to bathe in the waters of the Ganges. Hindus consider this to be the most holy of experiences. Gain a deeper understanding of the belief that those cremated on the sacred steps receive salvation after their death. Overnight Rivatas Hotel in Varanasi
Duration: 2 hours
Admission Ticket Free
Day 2: Varanasi (B)Set sail on the Ganges for an early morning boat ride. Next, wander through the kinetic energy of Varanasi’s old city streets. Narrow back alleys and single-file passes pass by lively bazaars, food stalls and shrines. Visit the area surrounding the stunning gold-covered temple where Kashi Vishwanath, the patron deity of Varanasi, resides. Return to your hotel for breakfast before heading out on a guided tour of Sarnath, which is about 6 miles (10 km) outside Varanasi. Wander the galleries of the archaeological museum where you’ll see the Sarnath pillar represented in India’s national emblem. Your guide will share information about the first Buddhist monks who made their way here in the 3rd century BC. Enjoy an evening cruising by boat along the shores of Varanasi as you watch the spectacular aarti ceremony unfold before your eyes. Overnight: Rivitas Hotel in Varanasi
Duration: 5 hours
Admission Ticket Free
Varanasi - Delhi
Day 3: Varanasi—New Delhi (B)Relax over breakfast at your Varanasi hotel and explore the city on your own and at your leisure. Check out in the afternoon and ride in comfort to the airport where you’ll fly to New Delhi’s Gandhi International Airport (own expense). You may also opt to stay in Varanasi to end your multi-day tour.
Admission Ticket Free
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Passport information will be required in order to book bullet train tickets
- Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout India; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees are recommended
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- OPERATED BY Sita, India
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 3-Days Varanasi and Sarnath Tour by Air from New Delhi?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
What is the policy on sanitization during 3-Days Varanasi and Sarnath Tour by Air from New Delhi?
A:The policies on sanitization are:
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What is the social distancing policy during 3-Days Varanasi and Sarnath Tour by Air from New Delhi?
A:The policies on social distancing are:
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 3-Days Varanasi and Sarnath Tour by Air from New Delhi?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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