Varanasi – Gaya Tour

3 Nights / 4 Days
  • Varanasi

The holy and sacred town of Varanasi is nestled on the banks of river Ganga and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pilgrims from every corner of India and all over the world flock at this spiritual place to worship Lord Shiva and get rid of their sins. Furthermore, you can also visit the Hindu pilgrimage city of Gaya and Buddhist pilgrimage land called Bodhgaya to witness some other religious attractions with the Varanasi Gaya Tour Packages. Gaya is one of the most sacred places in Hinduism as Hindus are supposed to offer their prayers and perform certain rituals over there for their deceased family members. Bodhgaya is a holy place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment and Kashi is the sacred land of Lord Shiva and thus, this package covers the two pilgrimage destinations of Buddhists and Hindus of immense importance.

Varanasi, Kashi or Banaras – the oldest living city in the world is known as the land of Lord Shiva. It is an extremely unique city nestled on the banks of river Ganga and most of the pilgrims visit this place with the best Varanasi tour packages. It is majorly recognized as the spiritual land where tourists from all over the world wish to visit this place once in their lifetime. So, if you are the one willing to plan for your Kashi yatra, you can go through the best travel agency in Varanasi – White Stork Holidays and book the best Kashi yatra package.

Varanasi is considered as the spiritual retreat for the people who believe Lord Shiva and have faith in God. In addition, pilgrims who travel for their Kashi yatra also make a visit to another spiritual place – Gaya. Furthermore, this particular Varanasi Gaya tour package takes you to the ancient cities of India – Varanasi, and Gaya where you can indulge and experience the spirituality of India. When you get through the holy city – Varanasi with the best Varanasi tour packages, you can take a religious tour in the city by visiting major Hindu pilgrimage sites. However, there are some of the best destinations in Varanasi and important things to do in your Kashi yatra through which you can experience a pleasant stay in Varanasi.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple: –

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is renowned as the major pilgrimage site in Varanasi and must-visit place in your Kashi yatra. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and regarded as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. When you book the best Varanasi Gaya tour package and head for your Varanasi tour, you can get through this famous Hindu temple which is nestled on the western banks of river Ganga. Furthermore, it is believed that people who visit this temple and take a holy dip in the river Ganga will attain salvation.

Kaal Bhairav Temple: –

Kaal Bhairav Temple is one of the oldest temples in Varanasi which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple holds a great historical as well as cultural belief and when you visit the temple as part of your Kashi yatra with the best Varanasi tour packages, you can witness the deity – a fierce form of Lord Shiva wearing the garland of skulls. Furthermore, when you get through this temple with the best Kashi yatra package, you can see only the face of Kaal Bhairav decorated with garlands.

Holy Dip in River Ganga: –

Varanasi is considered the holiest city in India and it is believed that visiting this sacred place will help you to attain salvation. Being nestled on the banks of river Ganga, Varanasi is treated as the major religious hub in India. Furthermore, pilgrims book the best Varanasi tour packages to get through this holy city and experience hustle-free Kashi yatra. In addition, it is believed that taking a holy dip in river Ganga washes-off all your sins and help you to gain moksha.

If you wish to visit Pashupatinath Temple and Swayambhunath temple in Nepal as part of your pilgrimage tour, plan your trip to Nepal with the best Nepal tour packages from Varanasi.

Boat Ride and Ganga Aarti: –

Morning and evening Ganga Aarti at the ghats in Varanasi is one of the blissful moments you can experience in your Kashi yatra. Ganga aarti is one of the sacred rituals performed in Varanasi and you can witness this spiritual moment by taking a boat ride or being on the riverfront steps at the ghats. It is the night prayer ceremony for river Ganga and attracts all the tourists who visit this holy city. Furthermore, you can book the best Kashi yatra package, head for the Varanasi tour and witness this spiritual ceremony of Ganga Aarti.

Sarnath: –

Sarnath is a small village which is located at a distance of 10 km from Varanasi. It is a place dedicated to Buddhism where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma after attaining enlightenment. It was his first teaching in which he explained four noble truths. However, when you go for your Varanasi tour with the best Varanasi tour packages, you can visit this nearby destination and have a peaceful time at the deer park in Sarnath. Furthermore, there are many other places related to Buddhism in India and if you wish to go for a tour to Buddhist places, you can book the best Buddhist Circuit tour package.

Gaya: –

With this Varanasi Gaya tour package, another pilgrimage destination that you will be visiting is Gaya. It is a place nestled in the state of Bihar and holds a great historical significance. Furthermore, this sacred place has been also mentioned in famous epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata. So, in order to visit this holy place, you can even book the best Gaya tour packages. In addition, Gaya tour packages will help you to explore various tourist destinations in the city.

Also, Lord Rama (with Sita and Lakshmana) visited this place to perform Pind Daan to their father Dasharath and thus, Gaya is renowned as the best place to perform Pind Daan to the deceased ancestors. Vishnupad Temple is also a sacred place in Gaya and it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. So, when you plan your pilgrimage tour with the best Varanasi Gaya tour package and visit this place, make a visit to this famous temple and worship the footprint of Lord Vishnu. Bodhgaya is also a famous place nestled near to the Gaya city and in the Bihar state. However, most of the pilgrims who plan their religious tour with the best Varanasi Gaya tour package also make a visit to this place of Buddhism.

Furthermore, Bodhgaya is a place where Gautama Buddha was enlightened into Buddha and thus, Mahabodhi temple and Bodhi tree are the major attractions in the city. In addition, with this Varanasi Gaya tour package and as part of your Varanasi tour, you can also make a visit to Gehlaur, Rajgir, and Nalanda in the state of Bihar. All these places hold some of the tourist spots like world peace pagoda in Rajgir, Dashrath Manjhi’s memorial, and Nalanda ruins. So, have a great pilgrimage tour visiting these places along with your Kashi yatra with the best Varanasi Gaya tour package.

In addition, you can even book the best North East tour packages from the best travel agency in Varanasi – White Stork Holidays and explore various beautiful places in the northeast region.

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Day 1: Arrival in Varanasi

This is the first day of your Varanasi trip. After your arrival at the Varanasi Airport/Railway station you will be transferred to your accommodation. We suggest you to book your flight/train in such way that you reach a bit early (10-11 am) on this day to Varanasi.

Post check in and freshening up at the hotel, we will begin our day trip with Sarnath where Gautama Buddha gave his first teaching to his five students post enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Lately, return to Kashi and embark upon the Kashi temple tour. Over there we will visit various sacred temples such as Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Kashi Vishalakshi Devi temple and Maata Annapurna Temple and the ancient Ganga Ghats. Witness the divine Ganga Aarti in the evening and you may also opt for boating in the Ganges. Overnight stay in Varanasi.

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Day 2: Varanasi- Bodhgaya

Early in the morning, we begin our journey to Bodhgaya, a site where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. Check-in to the hotel and take some rest. In the late afternoon, we head towards Mahabodhi Main Temple to visit the temple complex and the Bodhi Tree beneath which Buddha attained enlightenment. You may also make a visit to the various Buddhist monasteries at Bodhgaya. To visit the other monasteries you will need to hire an electric rickshaw on direct payment basis as no commercial vehicle is allowed for local sightseeing in that zone. Stay overnight in Bodhgaya.

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Day 3: Bodhgaya – Gehlore – Rajgir – Nalanda

This is the third day of your Varanasi Bodhgaya Tour with us. In the morning after you complete your breakfast, we head to Rajgir to visit World peace pagoda, hot water springs and from the Peace Pagoda we will see Gridhakuta Parvat (Vulture’s Peak) also. It is a holy place where Lord Buddha spent a considerable amount of time of his life and delivered two sermons. En route back from there and you will get to see the remains of Bimbisar Jail.

We will also visit the ruins of the Nalanda University which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and happens to be one of the greatest seat of learning in ancient India. Later, we get transit to Bodhgaya and stay there overnight.

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Day 4: Departure

In the morning, we drive back to the spiritual city – Varanasi and our representative will drop you at the Varanasi airport or railway station, completing your ongoing tour with us.

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