If you want to know Varanasi within a few words, then it can be defined as one of the holiest places for Hindus in the country, situated in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Also known as the spiritual capital of India, it is covered by 2000 temples holding shrines of different Hindu Gods. If you want to get addressed by this pace of spiritually, then grab the best Varanasi Tour package from Swan Tours.
|Best Varanasi Tour Itinerary||No. of Days||Price*|
|Sacred Varanasi Packages||02 Nights / 03 Days||Rs. 8, 499|
|Mystical Varanasi Tour Package||03 Nights / 04 Days||Rs. 11, 200|
|Best of Varanasi Tour with Kashi Vishwanath||03 Nights / 04 Days||Rs. 13, 000|
|Varanasi Packages for 06 Nights /07 Days||04 Nights / 05 Days||Rs. 19, 590|
|6 Day Tour to Varanasi||04 Nights / 05 Days||Rs. 22, 100|
If you choose to reach Varanasi by flight, then Varanasi has an international airport which connects all the major cities of India directly to the place.
If in case, you choose train to travel to Varanasi, then the Mughal Sarai Junction is the major railway station that is just 18 km away from the city.
When it comes to commuting to Varanasi on road, then the National Highway 19 is the main connecting road from the major cities like Allahabad, Gorakhpur and Kanpur.
There are many places which hold spiritual importance in Varanasi, and some of the major places have been enlisted below, which are included in the tour packages for Varanasi:
Kashi Vishwanath: This is what we all have heard a lot of times in this country by someone or the other. This temple holds the shrines of Lord Shiva, located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on the bank of the holy river Ganga with twelve Jyotirlingas.
Dashashwamedh Ghat: This is the major ghat in Varanasi on the bank of the river Ganga which is close to Kashi Vishwanath temple. It is considered to be very sacred as it is believed that Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva.
Manikarnika Ghat: This ghat is considered to be the gateway to another life of a human being after death. It is the holiest cremation spot alongside the mighty Ganga river in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
Ramnagar Fort: This fort in Ramnagar is located on the eastern bank of the Ganga river which has been built in the Mughal style of architecture with sandstone in 1750 by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh.
Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple: The Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple is located by the River Assi which was constructed in the 1900's by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, who was a former freedom fighter in honor of Lord Ram and Hanuman.
New Vishwanath Temple, BHU: Situated in the campus of BHU (Banaras Hindu University), the new Vishwanath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva holding shrines of multiple Hindi Gods and Goddesses which witnesses a large number of visitors throughout the year.
Tulsi Manasa Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and is named after the poet Tulsi Das which showcases the Shikara style of architecture thus, exhibiting the inscriptions of the Ram Charit Manas on the walls of the temple.
The best time that you can choose to visit Varanasi is during the months from November to February that is the winter season. Summers are too dry and sunny which does not make the place suitable for your travel to the place for a vacation.
It is said that a bath in the Holy Ganges is an activity of spiritual charm. After taking a dip in the water, all the sins get absolved and one attains moksha in the cycle of life and death. Pilgrims and masses from all across the country arrive at this place to get salvation!
When you are in Varanasi, you cannot skip the boat ride which is relevant early in the morning from 5:30 am to 8 am from where you can see the rituals getting performed and the aarti of the Ganges if you take a ride in the evening during the sunset.
Pay a visit to all the temples like Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manasa Temple, Tibetan Temple, Nepali Temple, Batuk Bhairav Mandir, Bharat Mata Mandir, Alamgir Mosque, ISKCON, Chinese Temple and others alike.
The most enchanting sight of this place is the Ganga Aarti in the evening which will make you awestruck for it gets all the divine chants to your ears making your mind and soul feel relaxed. The view is clear and real from the Dasawamedh Ghat, lasting for 45 minutes.
Proceed to a tour to the Sarnath which is hardly 12 km away from Varanasi. This is the holy place which is popular for Gautam Buddha first taught the Dharma after his enlightenment. You will enjoy exploring the ruins by the Turks, among which is the Dharmekh Stupa that is 128 ft. high.
Expressing the importance of the cultural heritage, the Ganga Mahotsav in Kashi (now known as Varanasi) is celebrated for a tenure of 5 days. With all the performance of the rituals and customs, there is a soulful experience offered to the tourists with shows that include music and dance.
Ramlila is traditionally celebrated in every part of India where the whole journey of Lord Ram's life and struggles are showcased. Organized every year, around 10,000 people take part in the celebrations and the event is stretched for more than a month with the triumph of good over evil.
Sankat Mochan Music Festival:
This is a core music festival which is celebrated in the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple on the holy occasion of Hanuman Jayanti. Songs and dance items are performed by eminent Indian Classical veterans like Birju Maharaj and Pandit Jasraj every year, for a stretch of four days.