Start in Lucknow and end in Varanasi! With the sightseeing tour 5 Day Lucknow, Allahabad & Varanasi Tour, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Lucknow, India and 2 other destinations in India. 5 Day Lucknow, Allahabad & Varanasi Tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
On arrival at Lucknow Airport, meet with our company representative at the exit gate and transfer to your hotel. After Cheking in to the hotel have some time at leisure. In the afternoon visit to Bada Imambara which refers to a shrine built by the Nawab Asif-ud-daula in 1784, and is one of the largest buildings in Lucknow. The name ?Bara Imambara? is an Urdu word, wherein the word ?Bara? means big and ?Imambara? means the shrine complex. The complex includes the Asfi mosque and the Bhulbhulaiya or the Labyrinth.The labyrinth is the only maze in India and supports the massive structure of the whole complex from the underground. From There visit to another congregation complex of the Shia Muslim sect, The Chota Imambara which was built in 1838 by Nawab Muhammad Shah Ali. The complex also serves as the tomb for the Nawab who is buried there alongside his mother. Right outside the complex also lays the 4 storied Satkhanda, an unfinished watchtower or observatory which was supposed to have 7 stories. The Nawab wanted to make a tower as tall as the Qutab Minar and is like the Leaning Tower of Pisa in design. After this Drive to Rumi Darwaza which was built in 1784 by the Nawab Asaf-ud-daula. & is also known by the name, Turkish Gate, The monument is a massive gateway which is one of the best specimens of Awadhi Style architecture. The monument?s grandness in design is often compared to that of Rome and the Ottoman Empire and marks the entrance to the old city of Lucknow. Thereafter Drive to Hotel & Overnight stay at Hotel Start point Arrival Gate, Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (LKO), Amausi, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
In and around AllahabadIn the Morning Drive to British Residency, It is regarded as a National Monument and is one of the major sites of the Revolt of 1857 and the historic battle known as the Seige of Lucknow. The site was the residence of the British Resident General which was stormed during the battle. The structure though in ruins after the battle has still been preserved till date with the bullet grazed walls and is surrounded by gardens which attract a great number of tourist crowd. After this drive to Lucknow Museum. Harboring over a 100,000 antiquities the Lucknow State Museum is the oldest and the largest museum in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The oldest of antiques date back to the Gupta period along with a vast number of other artifacts, pottery, tools and weapons, manuscripts etc. Drive back to hotel for lunch. Leave the hotel With baggage after checkout. Later in the Evening Visit Ambedkar Park which is spread across an area of 107 acres of land, the modern architectural monument is dedicated to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The entire monument is built in red sandstone which was brought from the areas of Rajasthan. The park is located in Gomti Nagar which is one of the most posh localities of Lucknow. The well maintained lawns, various columns and a canal that surrounds the vicinity make it a well frequented tourist attraction. From There Drive to Allahabad 3-4 Hour Drive. Arrive at hotel in Allahabad & Overnight there.
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 Hotel
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.? Thereafter Drive to Varanasi Airport to catch flight for your next destination.End point Departure gate , Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Babatpur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India