Varanasi is considered as the city of lights and learning. And Diwali is the festival of lights. If we bring together both Varanasi tour during Diwali celebrations, the joy of travelling multiplies. For this reason only, we have created Varanasi Diwali Celebration Tour where tourists can actually experience the larger than life celebrations of festivities amidst rituals and traditions. Lights are lit in the city and around the ghats as a symbol of attracting prosperity and good fortune. Flower lamps are set afloat on the spiritual river Ganges to guide Lord Rama home from exile. Also, there are masses of fireworks that keep the spirit of joys and festivity intact.Less
On the day of arrival, Our representative will meet you at the New Delhi airport and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will start a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi, visit Jama Masjid, take a short rickshaw ride at the Chandni Chowk (A huge market of spices and clothes), also visit Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, Akshardham Temple, Qutub Minar and Bangla sahib . Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, check out Delhi for a flight to Varanasi. Varanasi is the city of lights and learning and has strong association with the spirituality of Hinduism. The mighty River Ganges flows in its eastern course and thereby provides a reason for the life around the Ghats or river fronts to flourish. Upon reaching here, check in the hotel for overnight stay.
Varanasi is the city of temple and traditions. Dotted with numerous temples, the city has a spiritual spirit that can be experienced during its sightseeing. Visit Vishwanath Temple (open only for Hindus), Bharat Mata Temple (where physical relief map of India is worshipped) and the Banaras Hindu University (the largest university complex in India.) Continue the excursion towards Sarnath. Located 10 km from Varanasi, Sarnath is the site where the Buddha preached his first sermon in the Deer Park. The divine aura of Sarnath still echoes the same blissful essence. Dotted by stupas, temple and an Archaeological Museum, a visit to Sarnath is an enriching experience. Return to the hotel for overnight stay. In the evening, proceed for the River Ganges to enjoy the evening AARTI at the GHATS. It’s a norm that the ghats come to life during river worship rituals. And when the festival of Diwali approaches, the joy and excitement of the festival can be easily seen on and around the Ghats. Enjoy the festive approach of Diwali and experience the richness of rituals in India. Overnight in Varanasi.
Drive to Daswamedh Ghat early in the morning and begin a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges. Here, you get to see the numerous morning traditions and rituals around the ghats and also observe the Cremation Ghats. Cremation here is believed to release a soul from the cycle of life and death. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Check out the hotel in time to board the flight for Khajuraho.
Khajuraho is an ode to human emotions in brilliance of human artistry. Located in Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is famous for exotic temples enriched with detailed sculptures. The Group of Monuments at Khajuraho are also a World Heritage Site, which surely gives it a tourism boost.
Upon arrival in Khajuraho, check in at the hotel and later proceed for sightseeing of Exotic temples (Western, Southern & Eastern group).
Stay till evening and attend the fascinating SOUND & LIGHT SHOW at Western Group of Temple. The special show narrates the journey of temples creation and the history associated with them. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, check out Khajuraho to reach Jhansi. Enroute visit Orchha Temples. A medieval city with a crumbling legacy, Orchha’s heritage comprises of temples, splendid palaces and Cenotaphs. After sightseeing, continue the journey towards Jhansi. Upon arrival at Agra transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Agra visiting Agra Fort. Next in the series of sightseeing is the visit to the resplendent Taj Mahal. It is to note that both the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort are the world heritage sites. In the evening, proceed for a cultural show by Kala Kriti in Agra. Return back to the hotel and overnight.
After breakfast, visit to Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh in the early morning. Afterwards, drive back to Delhi for your onward journey.