Ayodhya - Prayagraj - Varanasi
04 Nights – 05 Days
Day 1Mumbai – Lucknow – Ayodhya
On arrival at Lucknow airport meet our representative and drive towards Ayodhya (135.4km ~ 2hr 40min). Ayodhya is situated on the banks of the Saryu river in the state of Uttar Pradesh and is the birthplace of Shri Ram. Check in to your pre-booked hotel in Ayodhya.
After some rest we visit Hanuman Garhi a 10th century temple of Lord Hanuman. Next we visit Dashrath Mahal – the home of King Dashrath, Ram’s father and Kanak Bhawan which was gifted to Sita by Queen Kaikeyi. We visit the Ramjanmabhoomi site – the place of Shri Ram’s birth.
Overnight at Ayodhya
Day 2 Ayodhya – Prayagraj (170km ~4hr 10min)
After breakfast check out from your hotel in Ayodhya and drive towards Prayagraj. Prayagraj is an ancient city situated on the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati rivers. On arrival check in to your pre-booked hotel.
After some rest we set out for local sightseeing of Prayagraj. We visit Anand Bhavan – former residence of Nehru family which today is a museum. Next we visit the Allahabad fort which was built by Akbar in 1583. Lastly we visit the Hanuman temple where he is in a reclining position. In the evening enjoy a boat ride in the Triveni sangam.
Overnight at Prayagraj
Day 3 Prayagraj – Varanasi (121km ~ 2hr 30min)
After breakfast check out from your hotel in Prayagraj and drive towards Varanasi. Varanasi, the city of Shiva on the banks of the Ganges, is one of Hinduism’s seven holiest cities. With its temples, over a hundred ghats and labyrinth of streets, the city cannot be described, only experienced. Also called Benares or Kashi, Varanasi is the oldest living city in India, and one of the world’s most ancient. Hindu devotional movements flourished here, and it is still the chief centre of Sanskrit learning in North India. It is also famous for silk weaving and ornamental brass-work. On arrival check in to your pre-booked hotel.
After some rest take a half-day tour of Varanasi visiting the Bharat Mata temple with its big marble relief map of India, the Durga temple and the modern marble Tulsi Manas temple whose walls are engraved with scenes and verses from the Ramcharitmanas, the Hindi version of the Ramayana. Also see the New Viswanath temple, one of the tallest in India (non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple). Go around the Benares Hindu University and its museum, and see the mosque of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
Overnight at Varanasi
Day 4 Varanasi
Take an early morning boat ride on the river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation sites. You can see pilgrims bathing and performing rituals on the Ghats, one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. Sunrise on the riverfront, as seen from a boat, can be a spiritually uplifting sight.Spend the day at leisure.
Overnight at Varanasi
Day 5 Varanasi – Mumbai
After breakfast check out from your hotel in Varanasi and head towards the Varanasi airport where you will be boarding your flight for Mumbai.
~Tour Ends with Happy Memories~