Check-in to the hotel and Evening Aarti at the Ganga River. Ganga Aarti is perhaps the most important event related to the holy river. It involves the chanting of hymns, fire, flowers, and more. The idea is to show gratitude and respect for the river and ask for its blessings.
Step out for sunrise with a boat ride tour on the holy river Ganges (Ganga). This morning boat ride tour will give you a real view of holy Varanasi, where you will see the morning rituals and special features of the various ghats that you will pass along the way.
The age-old morning traditions still practiced at the banks of the ghats of the Holy River Ganga can be witnessed. Bathing in the Ganges is a purifying ritual that is thought to wash away a penitent’s sins. Post that visits the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, which is the most famous temple of Varanasi, also known as the Golden Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It was constructed in the year 1780 by the Maratha Monarch, Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore. Once that’s done, proceed for the temple tour of Varanasi, Tulsi Manas Mandir – This temple has great historical and cultural importance in Hinduism since the ancient Hindu epic Ramcharitmanas was originally written at this place by Hindu poet-saint, reformer, and philosopher Tulsidas in the 16th century.
Durga temple is also known as the Monkey temple (because of the presence of a huge number of monkeys), situated in the Durga Kund, Varanasi. The temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga. It was built in the 18th century.
The statue of Goddess Durga is not human-made; it appeared on its own in the temple. Millions of Hindu devotees go to the Durga temple on the Navratri and other propitious occasions and pray to the Goddess Durga to complete their wishes.
Kaal Bhairav is believed to be the Kotwal (Chief police officer) of Creation; everyone who wants to exist in Creation(even if God) needs to take his permission to exist.
He is also believed to be the Kotwal of “Sati pind” and without his permission, no one can touch the “Sati pind”. Kaal Bhairav protects the devotees from all problems. As per popular belief, Kaal Bhairav is considered to be the protector of the city.
Return to hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon, we will visit Sarnath, which is a Buddhist pilgrim spot located near Varanasi. The city is famous for being the first place where Lord Buddha preached for the first time after gaining enlightenment.
Later, kings who followed Buddhism like King Ashoka built a lot of stupas and structures here that are focused on Buddhism. Buddhist pilgrims from various parts of the world visit Sarnath every year. Sarnath is also famous for the Ashoka pillar, which is now the country’s national emblem. It is also a pilgrimage spot for Jains.
Return to the hotel and in the evening, you will be taken to the Muslim weaver’s colony of the city. World-famous Banarasi Sarees and textiles and weaved here by hand. Overnight at Hotel.
The morning after breakfast, we will leave for Prayagraj/ Ayodhya. On arrival Prayagraj visited sightseeing Triveni Sangam the Confluence of three Rivers Ganga, Yamuna & invisible Saraswati for a holy dip, lete hue Hanuman Temple, back to the hotel and Overnight stay at the hotel in Prayagraj.
After Breakfast, we will proceed for Allahabad sightseeing, like Anand Bhawan, In the 1930s, the original Swaraj Bhavan, today a famous Allahabad tourist place, was transformed into the headquarters of the Indian National Congress.
As a result, Motilal Nehru had to buy another mansion for himself and his family to reside in, and it was called Anand Bhavan. Today, it is a historic house museum and also home to the Jawahar Planetarium.
European furniture and the most delicate quality china were sourced by Motilal Nehru to decorate this mansion and make it a replica of the original Swaraj Bhavan. Renovation of the enormous estate is said to have been done for over ten years.
Established in 1931, the Allahabad Museum is one of the most important and grandiose museums in India. It is a place of national importance, housing significant artifacts from the modern historical period of India. Archaeologists, academicians, historians, and scholars research this museum and regard it as a scholarly place.
It also has a rock art gallery housing rocks from the prehistoric period, all of which serve as critical points of study for many historians. Self-reliant when it comes to power generation, the Allahabad Museum is supported using a solar power system, making it one of the first museums in the world to adapt to eco-sustainable means of power production. This museum was first set up by Sir William Muir.
It was reopened subsequently by Jawaharlal Nehru and Madan Mohan Malviya. Even today, it is home to some manuscripts and monuments important to historians. As a tourist, do not forget to check out different exhibits of the museum and enrich yourself with some historical knowledge at one of the best places to visit in Allahabad.
One of the oldest temples in the world, the Mankameshwar Temple is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva and Parvati located in Allahabad. It features beautiful statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
On Mondays, the temple attracts extraordinary crowds of devotees offering milk, flowers, and many other eatables to the Lord and the Goddess, making it one of the most popular places to see in Allahabad. The construction of the temple is noted for sculptures carved on the walls and different pillars.
Some of the sculptures are elaborately colored. Frescoes are engraved on the four walls of the temple, making it look aesthetically pleasing while also depicting tales from Hindu Mythology. Visit here for some meditation with the divine.
One of the 51 Shaktipeeth Temples at the holy city Prayag at the confluence of three holy rivers – Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati. The fingers of Devi Sati are believed to have fallen here.
Overnight at hotel.
After Breakfast, leave for Ramjanmbhoomi – Ayodhya. On Arrival, check in to the hotel and later visit Ram Mandir.
It is believed that Lord Ram entrusted Ayodhya to Hanuman after his departure, and not to Luv & Kush. Thus, this temple is a representation of that seat of power, and the existence of Hanuman in Ayodhya since time eternal.
The place where Mata Sita cooked food for her family for the first time after her marriage to God Ram. This is a must-visit for first-timers.
This ancient Shiva temple is supposed to be built by Luv and Kush and that both Ram and Laxman have prayed here. Must visit to complete your trip to Ayodhya. Not very crowded and is located at Ram ki Paidi.
In the epic Ramayana, Sri Rama along with the residents of Ayodhya went to Vaikunth Lok from this river and became deities in heaven afterward.
Dashrath Mahal in Ayodhya is an extraordinary place to visit and that may still sound be a mere understatement, such is the beauty and charm of this fascinating tourist spot. It is situated 50m away from Hanuman Garhi.
This place is far more than just a tourist sightseeing spot. Dashrath Bhavan is the original residence of King Dashrath- the ruler of Ayodhya and father to Lord Sri Ram. Popularly known as Bada Asthan or Badi Jagah, the Dashrath Mahal houses the magnificent shrines of King Ram.
After breakfast, leave for Varanasi for departure.