Varanasi tour - temples, ghats & Sarnath
Morning of Varanasi is famous and poetically called as ‘subah-e-banaras’. At the time of sunrise, you will be taken for a boat ride in the Ganaga alongside the ghats of Varanasi. These ghats are centuries old stone-built steps leading to the river. Watch out activities on various ghats. In the backdrop of rising sun, the scenes like devotees taking holy dip, worshipping Ganga & Sun god, washer-men at work and burning pyres present a unique spectacle. Come back to hotel for breakfast.
Post breakfast, again proceed for exploring Kashi. The temples in Varanasi draw immense reverence of the devotees. Visit Kashi Vishwanath, Annapurna Temple, Lord Shiva temple in BHU, Sankat Mochan Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Durga Temple and Bharat Mata Temple.
Post lunch, drive towards Sarnath, a sacred Buddhist site, famous for thousands of years old ransacked & dilapidated monastery. Buddha initiated Dharmachakrapravartana at Sarnath by delivering first sermon in front of five disciples. Buddha temples, Dhamekha Stupa , Chaukhandi Stupa and Archaeological Museum are prime tourist attractions in Sarnath. Overnight stay is scheduled in Varanasi hotel.