Day 1 Lucknow – Ayodhya

On arrival you will experience the newly developed Lucknow airport.  Proceed to the birth place of Shri Ram – Ayodhya which is about 3hrs drive.   One of the oldest city -Ayodhya is developed on the river banks of River Sarayu.

The Ramayana Tour can be started from Ayodhya covering Nashik, Rameshwaram, Shri Lanka.

On arrival you must visit the Hanuman Garhi a 10th century temple of Lord Hanuman ( A major contributer to build bridge from Rameshwaram to Sri Lanka).  Also visit Dashrath Mahal – the home of King Dashrath, Ram’s father and Kanak Bhawan which was gifted to Sita by Queen Kaikeyi.

And the most important place is the “Ramjanmabhoomi” site , after 500 years of struggle the foundation stone was laid down by Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on 5th Aug 2020 where you will be happy to see the massive temple construction is in full swing the temple is expected to open in the 2024.

Day 2 Ayodhya – Prayagraj 

Drive to Prayagraj ( earlier known as Allahabad) which is an ancient city situated on the confluence ( Triveni Sangam) of the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati rivers. Afternoon visit Anand Bhavan – former residence of Nehru family which today is a museum. Lastly we visit the Hanuman temple where he is in a reclining position. In the evening enjoy a boat ride in the Triveni sangam.

Day 3 Prayagraj – Varanasi (121km ~ 2hr 30min)

Drive to Varanasi. Varanasi, the city of Shiva ( one of the 12 Jotirlinga ) on the banks of the Ganges, is one of Hinduism’s seven holiest cities. Famous for its temple complex and over a hundred ghats and labyrinth of streets.  The city is also known as Benares or Kashi.  Varanasi is the oldest living city in India, and one of the world’s most ancient. Chief center of Sanskrit learning in North India.   Banaras is famous for it’s – Banarasi Saree and Banarasi Pan ( Beatel Lef)

Visit 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.

The highlight of the city is New Viswanath temple complex (non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple). Go around the Benares Hindu University and its museum.

Day 4 Varanasi
Morning boat ride is a experience on its own.   On Ganges you can 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.   Afternoon visit the Sarnath complex.

Evening participate in the Ganga Aarti on the Ghat or you can view it from the boat.

Day 5 Varanasi – Onwards

Transfer to Airport to connect flight to onward destination.