Varanasi – Gaya – Allahabad – Chitrakoot – Ayodhya – Lucknowfrom
Varanasi – Gaya – Allahabad – Chitrakoot – Ayodhya – Lucknow
Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the 11th century B.C. Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along the city’s winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath, the “Golden Temple,” dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva
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Arrival at Varanasi
Arrive at Varanasi and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon proceed on a half day temple tour of Varanasi visiting Bharat Mata (Mother India) Mandir, Durga, Tulsi Manas, Sankat Mochan Temple and the new Vishwanath Temple. Followed by Ganga Aarti at Dasaswamedh Ghat and overnight at hotel.
Varanasi to Bodhgaya (250 km / 06-07 Hrs Approx.)
Early morning proceed on a boat tour on River Ganges visiting all the bathing Ghats followed by walk through the narrow lanes visiting the Golden Temple (old Vishwanath Temple) and Annapurna Devi Temple. In case you wish to perform some rituals/Pinddan for your ancestors you may perform this morning. Return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast proceed to Bodh Gaya and check in at hotel. Evening visit Mahabodhi Temple and other sites of Buddhist importance. Overnight in the hotel at Bodhgaya.
Bodhgaya – Varanasi (250 km/ 06-07 Hrs Approx.)
Early in the morning proceed to Gaya, 14 kms from Bodhgaya and visit the Vishnupad temple and perform the rituals (Pinddan) for your ancestors. Later in the afternoon drive to Varanasi. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Varanasi – Vindhyachal (70 km) – Allahabad (100 km)
Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Allahabad, enroute visit Vindhyachal (Goddess Durga Temple). On arrival at Allahabad proceed to Sangam for a holy dip and later visit other places of religious and historical importance. Overnight stay in the hotel at Allahabad.
Allahabad – Chitrakoot – Allahabad (130 km)
After breakfast at hotel drive to Chitrakoot (Madhya Pradesh). According to Hindu Mythology Lord Rama, Sita and Laxman spent eleven and half years of their fourteen years of exile. Visit Ramghat, Kamadgiri, Bharat Milap, Janaki Kund, etc. Later return to Allahabad and overnight stay in the hotel at Allahabad.
Allahabad – Ayodhya (175 km) – Lucknow (140 km)
After breakfast at hotel proceed to Ayodhya. On arrival visit to Rama Janmbhumi – the birth place of lord Rama and other temples. Later proceed to Lucknow. On arrival check into the hotel and overnight stay in Lucknow.
Lucknow – Naimisharanya – Lucknow (about 90 km one way)
After breakfast at hotel proceed to Naimisharanya. The Mahabharata was composed by Ved Vyas in this forest. A dip in the river Gomati at this spot is considered to be very sacred ritual. Later return to Lucknow and drop at Lucknow for onwards journey.