Varanasi Diwali Tour

  2 Days / 1 Nights


Varanasi Diwali Tour is one of the popular festival tour packages in India. For a Hindu pilgrim, it happens to be a pilgrimage tour on the auspicious occasion of Deepawali (Festival of Light). Varanasi is the holiest city for the Hindus and Diwali the most gaily celebrated festival, hence, imagine the exotic experiences a tourist will come across while on Varanasi tour during Diwali. Though usual attractions of Varanasi (temples, ghats, markets, narrow alleys etc) are visited and watched by the tourists but participating in Rangoli-making is a special activity for the foreigners. It is conducted either at ghat or an expert’s residence. Enjoy evening boat ride and view the enchanting Ganga Aarti from the front while sitting on a floating boat. Viewing the Ganga Aarti on the occasion of Diwali in Varanasi while sitting in the lap of the holy river is once-in-a-lifetime mesmerizing experience. The priests attired in traditional clothes perform religious rituals in meticulously synchronized manner. Vedic hymns, ‘aarti’ and ‘bhajans’ are recited and the ‘deepam’, ‘dhoop’ and ‘mashaal’ are moved rhythmically. The sight and ambience evoke deep sense of spirituality. Ganga Aarti is performed every evening but, certainly, on the occasion of Diwali (Deepawali/ Dipawali) it has special significance. Evening boat ride in Varanasi lets you experience the surge of religiosity at ghats during Ganga Aarti and have a glimpse of Diwali celebration during the course of ride. The morning in Varanasi will unfold numerous exotic aspects of India and more particularly Varanasi. Morning boat ride in Varanasi will showcase and acquaint you with the traditional and perennial Varanasi.

Day 1

Varanasi arrival

On arrival at Varanasi, you will be received by Optima Travels’ representative and transferred to Varanasi hotel. After getting freshened up, you will be introduced with Varanasi tour guide who will take you to either the place of the Rangoli expert/trainer or one of the ghats of Varanasi to learn and make Rangoli. After making Rangoli, you will be taken to Dashashwamedh Ghat where Ganga Aarti ceremony is conducted. You will be watching

Later on, return to Varanasi hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2

Varanasi sightseeing – Departure

You will be taken to the Varanasi ghats in the dawn-hours and a long boat-ride alongside the various ghats of the Ganges will be carried out.

After morning boat cruise on the Ganga, you shall be taken to visit Vishwanath Temple in Godoulia. In the process of visiting Vishwanath Temple, you will be having heritage walk of the narrow and buzzing alleys of Varanasi. This heritage walk will enable you to watch every single aspect of the culture of Varanasi.

Exploring enjoying the morning of Varanasi, return to your Varanasi hotel to get refreshed, relax and have delicious breakfast. Thereafter, proceed to visit Ram Nagar Fort , BHU and famous temples of Varanasi which include Durga Temple , Tulsi Manas Temple, Vishwanath Temple in BHU, Bharat Mata Temple etc.

After ghat and temples tour, explore local market of Varanasi. Later in the evening, move for Varanasi airport / railway station to board flight / train for your onward destination.

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  • Above rates are based on current exchange rate, fuel price, entrance fee, hotel rates and tax structure as applicable on the date of mailing the package proposal, however any change in these components beyond our control shall affect the cost accordingly.

  • Our Above all cost is based on good combination of Heritage & star hotels. All the hotels are neat and clean, tastefully decorated air-conditioned rooms and of international standards with all modern facilities. We have been using these hotels regularly for our various overseas clients with excellent report in respective categories.

    In case you are particular to stay with any preferred hotels, please do let us know and we will revise our cost accordingly.

  • If a particular hotel is stated in this travel proposal is not available, we will book you at an alternative hotel in the same category as the one stated with your consent and agreement.

  • We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.

  • We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country.

  • Please contact your health department or the nearest Indian consulate for more information on recommended vaccinations and medical precautions.

  • You will need a tourist visa to visit India . Please contact the nearest Indian consulate in your country of residence for more information.

  • In India, hotel check in time is 14:00 hrs & hotel check out time is 10:00 hrs, until specified otherwise.

  • Our cost doesn’t have any hidden taxes/charges.

Payment Terms:

We would require 50% advance payment to secure your bookings and process the file. We accept bank transfers and payment by credit cards through PAYPAL international payment gateway only. Balance amount needs to be paid on arrival in India by cash, Traveller’s Cheques or credit cards. All credit card payments are subject to 4.88% bank fees.

Cancellation Terms:

50% cancellation if cancelled within 45 days.

75% cancellation if cancelled within 30 days.

100% cancellation if cancelled 15 day or less.

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