Start in Allahabad and end in Varanasi! With the sightseeing tour 4 Day Allahabad, Varanasi & Bodhgaya Tour, you have a 4 day tour package taking you through Allahabad, India and 2 other destinations in India. 4 Day Allahabad, Varanasi & Bodhgaya Tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
In and around AllahabadOn arrival at Allahabad(Prayagraj)Airport, meet with our company representative at the exit gate and transfer to your hotel. Start your day with Visit to Triveni Sangam, It is the most important destination for tourists in Allahabad, It is the confluence of the 3 major rivers of India namely Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati. The three rivers maintain their visible identity and can be identified by their different colors. The water from the Ganges is clear while the Yamuna is greenish in color while the presence of the Saraswati can only be felt underwater. This is the place where Khumbh Mela is held every 12 year From there visit to Allahabad Fort which is very near to Triveni Sangam. The Ancient fort which was built during the reign of Great Emperor Ashoka but was repaired in 1583 by Mughal Emperor Akbar.It is located near Triveni Sangam. Baack to Hotel for Lunch & some rest. In the Evening drive to Khusro Bagh.It is home to three mausoleums which are built in the Mughal style of architecture. The three tombs belong to the eldest son of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, Khusaru Mirza and his first wife Shah Begum and his daughter Nithar Begum. The name Khusro Bagh is named after Khusaru Mirza who rebelled against his father leading to his death and his burial along with his family in the three tombs. The three tombs are fine specimens of Mughal arts and architecture and are decorated with stone carvings and motifs. from There visit to Anand Bhavan which was constructed in the 1930?s by the Indian leader Motilal Nehru as the Nehru Family residence. The building was constructed as the former residence of the Nehru Family known as the Swaraj Bhavan was donated to the Indian National Congress. The building was donated to the Indian Government by Indira Gandhi in 1970 and is today a house museum that depicts the life and times of the Nehru family.? Thereafter Drive to Hotel & Overnight stay at HotelStart point Arrival Gate, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Get Packed Breakfast from hotel and Drive to Varanasi. 3-4 Hours Drive Varanasi which is also known as Benaras and Kashi, it lies on the banks of the Ganges. Said to have been founded by Lord Shiva himself, Most people conforming to the Hindu faith strive to visit Varanasi at least once in their lives.Adorned with epithets like the religious capital of India and the city of temples, Varanasi is the holiest of holy cities for Hindus. Belief goes that the one who dies here attains eternal salvation. Arrive at Hotel in Varanasi,? Thereafter visit to Sarnath, Buddha owns favorite place, Sarnath is among the greatest tourist destinations in Varanasi & has utmost importance in Buddhism religion and culture. Situated 10 kms from Varanasi, Sarnath has religious, cultural and architectural significance. It was in the Deer park in Sarnath where Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon post-enlightenment. It is a place where from this religion and culture started.? You will see Ruins of Sarnath, Budhha Temple, large Buddha statue, Archeological museum and deer park.? Back to hotel for Lunch & Rest. Later in the evening you will be taken to river bank of Ganga to see cremation rituals followed by witnessing the mesmerizing grand prayer (Aarti) ceremony. All this you will be doing sitting in a private boat.? Normally a Hindu worship is done privately, but this worship [Aarti] ceremony is done on the river bank of Ganges openly and publicly. It is only of its kind, therefore attracts thousands of people daily to witness it. This Hindu ritual of saying thanks is very unique and surreal. It started a few years ago but making its importance rapidly to the world. Almost 90 percent of the tourists who comes to Varanasi attend this prayer ceremony for sure. This grand event start time depends on sunset and therefore varies month to month. It goes for 45 minutes and is very engaging. Later after it return back to Hotel for overnight stay.
Early Morning 30 minutes prior to dawn, you will be picked-up from your Hotel drive to river bank area to embark on a private boat to witness spiritual sunrise boat ride and morning rituals.? Varanasi boat ride at the time of sunrise from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Manikarnika Ghat is the most resplendent ride that takes you across heritage of Varanasi. This ride starts when the sun is just about to come up the horizon. As you glide across waters you can see entire river being engulfed in orange and red hues of the early morning Sun. On alighting at the burning Ghat you can see various cremation rituals. You can also witness people offering Tarpan to their ancestors. Later after this visit to Vishwanath Temple - The temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganga, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva temples, Sankat Mochan Temple - This temple is also called as the Monkey temple because of the presence of lot of monkeys inside the premises. It is one of the holy temples of the Lord Hanuman and the main location for Hindus for their many religious as well as cultural festival, New Kashi Vishwanath Temple, university in India and Asia, Tulsi Manas Temple ? A former residence of late and great poet and writer Tulsidas, Monkey Temple ? Very opposite to its name. It is a temple of Godess Durga having so much monkeys roaming on its roof.? Return back to Hotel for Lunch & some Rest. Thereafter drive to Bodhgaya 5-6 hour drive The crucible of Buddhism, Bodhgaya was where Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment beneath a bodhi tree 2600 years ago and became Buddha (the Awakened One). In terms of blessedness, this tiny temple town is to Buddhists what Mecca is to Muslims. Unsurprisingly, it attracts thousands of pilgrims from around the world every year, who come for prayer, study and meditation.? On arrival in Bodhgaya you will transfer to your Hotel - Booked by us. Evening at your leisure.
Full day sightseeing tour of Bodhgaya visiting Bodhgaya Maha Bodhi Temple Complex it is one of the oldest brick temples in India. The magnificent Unesco World Heritage?listed Mahabodhi Temple, marking the hallowed ground where Buddha attained enlightenment and formulated his philosophy of life, forms the spiritual heart of Bodhgaya. Pilgrims and visitors from all walks of life and religions come to worship or just soak up the atmosphere of this sacred place. An enthralling way to start or finish the day is to stroll around the inside of the perimeter of the temple compound (in an auspicious clockwise pattern) and watch a sea of maroon and yellow dip and rise, while Tibetan monks perform endless prostrations on their prayer boards.? After this see Bodhi Tree - Undoubtedly, the most sacred fig tree ever to grace the Earth was the Bodhi Tree at Bodhgaya, under which Prince Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism, achieved enlightenment. Buddha was said to have stared unblinkingly at the tree in an awed gesture of gratitude and wonder after his enlightenment.? After this see the Great Budhha Statue - This 25m-high Japanese-style statue towers above a pleasant garden at the end of Temple St. The impressive monument was unveiled by the Dalai Lama in 1989 and is surrounded by 10 smaller sculptures of Buddha?s disciples. The statue is partially hollow and is said to contain some 20,000 bronze Buddhas.? After this visit to Vishupad Temple - As the name suggests, this temple was built as a dedication to Lord Vishnu and features a 40 cm long footprint of Lord Vishnu that is enclosed by a basin made of silver plates.? Later after this visit to some famous monasteries such as Thai Monastery, Vietnamese Monastery, Japani Monastery etc.? Thereafter Drive to Bodhgaya Airport to catch flight for your next destination.End point Departure gate , Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Babatpur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India