4 Days Varanasi Prayagraj Pilgrimage Tour is a popular religious holiday package. It comprises two historically and culturally holy cities of Varanasi & Prayagraj. Varanasi or Benares is India's cultural capital, which has been the major pilgrimage destination for Hindus since ages. It is world's oldest living city and its origins are still not well known. The city of Varanasi is visited by thousands of visitors every year because of its excellent offerings in the form of Hinduism, spiritualism, mysticism and Indian philosophy. This holy place is filled with numerous Ashrams, Ghats, temples, Stupas and sects. Varanasi is famous for silk weaving and it is famous for silk sarees. Apart from sarees, Mirzapur carpets, musical instruments, mangoes and especially sweet betel leaves are very popular attractions in Varanasi City. The temples of Varanasi evoke a huge sense of spirituality. There is a special aura of mystery around these temples and their deities which can be felt only by firsthand experience. The holy temples of Varanasi are amongst the most visited temples in India. Situated on the banks of holy river Ganga, Varanasi temples add to the religious value to Ganga. In addition to visit to various temples, the tour offers opportunity to participate in religious rites like Mangala Aarti in Kashi Vishwanath and ‘Rudrabhishek’. .
Prayagraj, known as ‘tirtharaj’, is situated on the banks of the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati. Every year, thousands gather at Prayagraj to take part in the Magh Mela festival, which is held on the western banks of the Ganga. The same festival is organized on a larger scale every twelfth year and is called the Kumbh Mela, where over 10 million Hindu pilgrims congregate — the largest gathering of human beings in the world. Varanasi Prayagraj Pilgrimage Tour provides you opportunity to have holy dip into Triveni Sangam and visit famous temples and historical monuments. The tour commences from Varanasi (Kashi / Banaras) and ends at Prayagraj.
Varanasi arrival + Ganga Aarti
On arrival at Varanasi, you will be received by Optima Travels’ representative. You will be transferred to Varanasi hotel. Relax and have rest. Early evening, you will be taken to attend
Ganga Aarti ceremony, a religious ritual to offer gratitude to River Ganga which is worshipped as goddess by the Hindus since time immemorial. The daily spectacle of Ganga Aarti is mesmerizing and a large number of visitors gather at
Dashashwamedh Ghat, the venue of the routine ceremony. The aarti is carried out by Brahmin priests, attired in traditional clothes. Vedic hymns and devotional songs are recited. Be a witness to ancient Indian traditions. After enjoying the surge of religiosity at ghats during Ganga Aarti, return to Varanasi hotel for overnight stay.
Again, at the time of sunrise, you will be taken to banks of the Ganga to have a boat ride alongside the famous ghats in Varanasi.
The morning in Varanasi will unfold numerous exotic aspects of India and more particularly Varanasi. The ghats are embankments, stone-built flights of steps on the western side of Ganga. These stone platforms are theater of various religious, cultural and leisure activities. The boat ride will end at
Assi Ghat , the venue of Subah-e-Banaras. Enjoy the cultural fiesta.
Come back to hotel to relax and have breakfast in the hotel. Hereinafter, late noon, again proceed for visiting
Ram Nagar Fort , Vyas Temple,
BHU (Vishwanath Temple), Sankat Mochan Temple,
Tulsi Manas Temple , Durga Temple &
Bharat Mata Temple . The temples tour of Varanasi will be a city tour as well. The reason being, in order to see famous
temples in Varanasi , you will have to meander through the whole city.
Having visited famous temples of Varanasi, return to hotel to spend evening in leisure and have overnight stay.
Varanasi – Sarnath - Prayagraj
You will be taken in-time to Kashi Vishwanath temple to participate in
Mangala Aarti or do Rudrabhishek puja. Mangala Aarti in Kashi Vishwanath Temple is carried out during ‘Brahm Muhurt’. The aarti takes place at 3 AM but a devotee /participant need to reach the temple about an hour prior to the ‘puja’. The ceremony can be attended only by booking a ticket. After attending Mangala Aarti, return to hotel to take rest. If you are willing for Rudrabhishek, it can be facilitated.
After attending the aarti or performing Rudrabhishek, return to hotel. Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed for visiting Sarnath. Sarnath and its historical remnants belong to Lord Buddha era. A visit of Sarnath, one the four pilgrimages of the Buddhist, will be a peep into great Indian civilization.
After visiting Sarnath, depart for Prayagraj. On arrival at Prayagraj, you will be transferred to pre-booked hotel for overnight stay.
Prayagraj sightseeing – Railway station - Departure
Early in the morning, you will be taken to Triveni Sangam to have a holy dip. Triveni Sangam is the place in Prayagraj where Ganga, Yamuna and invisible Saraswati rivers meet. It is the place where
Kumbh Mela is held every twelve years. Nearby is located
Allahabad Fort, on the banks of River Yamuna. Within the fort’s compound lies
Akshayavat and Patalpuri Temple.
After performing sacred rituals at Sangam, visit Bade Hanuman Ji Temple, adjacent to the fort. Hereinafter, return to hotel to refresh, relax and have breakfast. Check out from the hotel and proceed to Chandrashekhar Azad Park and pay your tributes to India’s famous revolutionary and freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad. Within the periphery of the park is a museum
( Allahabad Museum) too. You can visit that too if you have time and interest. In addition to them, visit some of the
tourist attractions in Prayagraj like Bharadwaj Ashram , University of Allahabad and Anand Bhawan. You will be transferred in-time to Allahabad Railway Junction in Civil Lines.
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.
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50% cancellation if cancelled within 45 days.
75% cancellation if cancelled within 30 days.
100% cancellation if cancelled 15 day or less.