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Varanasi - 2 Day Private Tour

Day 1 

Our accredited guide will meet you at your hotel and accompany you to the old city explaining to you what you will see during the day. 

10:00 am-01:30 pm. Bazaar Walk: Explore the hidden markets in the old city like Paan (betel leaf), spice, toys, flowers etc. It's a combination of walking tour and cycle rickshaw ride. Walking through the narrow alleys of these markets with a variety of smell and vision gives a phenomenal experience to the Guest.

 01:30 pm to 02:30 pm Lunch break 

02:30 pm - 04:30 pm. City Tour: Visit the Banaras Hindu University, Durga Temple and the weaver's district & learn the dying art of Silk weaving. 

05:00 pm - 07:30 pm. Evening Boat ride: Go for an evening boat ride by the sunset and witness the activities by the river side in the evening, watch the cremation at Manikarnika Ghat from the boat. Finally stop at Dasaswamedh Ghat to enjoy the Ganga Aarti ceremony from your private boat.

Day 2

05:30 am - 08:00 am. Morning boat ride: Visit the river at sunrise, when its banks are alive with the multitude of worshipers who come to immerse themselves honoring life’s milestones as they face the rising run. 
08:30 am -10:00 am Breakfast 10:00 am - 01:00 pm- Visit the buried site of Sarnath where Lord Buddha preached his First Sermon. Sarnath remained an active center of Buddhism up to the end of the twelfth century. Centers of learning arose and many sects and sub-sects flourished here, until the Moslems plundered and raised it to the ground.
Visit the excavated ruins, the archaeological museum (Museum remains closed on Friday) and the main temple. See the fresco work inside the temple.
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm Lunch break and rest in the hotel.
04:00 pm - 07:00 pm Flavors of Varanasi: Banaras offers you the best of history coupled with the best in cuisine as well. The streets have a wide range of eateries all offering delectably scrumptious food that is sure to suit every traveler’s appetite. We take you to 5-6 food joints which are very popular with the locals & offer you a wide variety of food & beverages. 

Please note: You will not be able to have dinner after the street food.

Tour ends.

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