|Duration||04 Nights - 05 Days|
|Destinations||Delhi - Allahabad - Varanasi - Delhi (Departure)|
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi - Allababad (By Overnight Train)
Arrive Delhi by International flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer you to hotel for refreshment and later schedule transfer you to Railway Station to board your Train to Allahabad.
Overnight On Board
Day 02 : Arrive Allahabad
Morning we will arrive at Railway Station and transfer you to Luxury Tent for check-in. Allahabad or Prayag is also called the "Tirth Raj", the king of all pilgrimage centers. There are many references to Prayag or Allahabad in Indian epics, Vedas and Puranas. Allahabad stands at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna (two of India's holiest rivers) and Saraswati River (a mythical river which is not visible). The place where river Ganga and river Yamuna meet is called Sangam (union). Sangam is the venue of many sacred fairs and rituals, and attracts thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. The most important event at Prayag is the Kumbha Mela. Millions of people from all over India and the world gather at Prayag to take a holy dip at Sangam.
Overnight Luxury Tent - Allahabad (B, L, D)
Day 03 : Allahabad (Participation in Mahakumbha with Sahi Snan / Holy Bath)
Morning drive to Allahabad to see the Sangam (Meeting point) of the three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati. Here the Maha Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years which is a major Hindu festival. Sangam - Around 7 km from Civil Lines, overlooked by the eastern ramparts of the fort, wide flood plains and muddy banks protrude towards the sacred Sangam. At the point at which the brown Ganges meets the Greenish Yamuna, pandas (priests) perch on small platforms to perform puja and assist the devout in their ritual ablutions in the shallow waters. Beaches and ghats are littered with the shorn hair of pilgrims who come to offer pind for their deceased parents. Allahabad also hosts world famous Kumbh Mela once in a twelve year The observance of Maha Kumbh Mela has achieved international popularity as "The biggest act of faith." Millions of pilgrims come to participate in the holy event of Maha Kumbh with a tremendous faith. They have a "persistent trust in something sublime". The pilgrims come from all walks of life, with a belief that their sins will be washed off in the holy waters of the sacred river Ganges if they take a dip during the Kumbh but the actual and more science based reasons are different. It is actually the position of stars and constellations during the Kumbh that makes it significant to take a dip in the river at that time..
Later visit Allahabad Fort, Anand Bhawan and various other attractions of the town.
Overnight Luxury Tent - Allahabad (B, L, D)
Day 04 : Allahabad - Varanasi (125 km / 03 hr)
Today we will drive to Varanasi and upon arrival transfer you to hotel for check-in. Varanasi, picturesquely situated on the banks of holy river Ganga. The city is the Oldest Living City of the World & traces of its existence are found around 10000 BC. Other than being a very holy city for Hindus, it also holds a very significant association with Buddha's life & Buddhism.
Half Day Tour :
Later today we take an excursion to Sarnath, the site of the deer park where Gautama Buddha is said to have given his first sermon about the basic principles of Buddhism. It has been a premier centre for Buddhism & has a rich collection of ancient Buddhist relics & antiques comprising numerous Buddha & Bodhisattva images on display at the Archaeological Museum. In the evening we witness the Ganga Aarti Ceremony at the Ghats
Overnight Hotel – Varanasi (B)
Day 05 : Varanasi - Delhi (By Flight SG 119 @ 1645 / 1750)
Today we start our day with a boat ride on the river Ganges. Rise before dawn & step gingerly in the boat as the boatman starts rowing the boat. Witness the daily miracle to unfold, as the Sun appears triumphantly over the horizon. The sound of conches & temple bells add to the delicate pink fabric of dawn. The formerly hushed murmuring of ancient Sanskrit Shlokas (hymns) now rise, in one voice, to a crescendo of unparalleled piety & joy. Later we back to hotel for breakfast and post breakfast drive to sight seeing covering The Banaras Hindu University is one of the oldest educational centres in India which was built in 1917. Its campus is spread over five square kilometres and houses the Bharat Kala Bhavan, which has a fine collection of miniature paintings, sculptures from first to fifteenth centuries, old photographs of Varanasi and brocade textiles. This temple is dedicated to Lord Rama and is situated where the great medieval seer Tulsidas is believed to have lived and written the great epic 'Shri Ramcharitmanas'. This unique temple has a huge relief map in marble of the whole of Indian subcontinent and Tibetan plateau installed instead of icons of gods and goddesses. The eighteenth century Durga Temple is also known as the Monkey Temple due to the presence of the many monkeys that live here. Durga is represented as the embodiment of shakti or female power, clad in red, riding a tiger and fully armed with Shiva's trident, Vishnu's discus and a sword.
In the evening transfer to Varanasi airport to board flight for Delhi to connect your International Flight with great memory of Mahakumbha Mela.
Our tour concludes: We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serve you again in near future.
Cost of the Tour (Per Person double occupancy basis )
|Number of person||Economy Hotel with Deluxe Camp|
|Cost based on 02 person||USD 365/-per person|
Supplementary cost of Flight from Varanasi to Delhi, Flight cost is subject of availability.
- Government service tax is 3.09% additional
- Monuments Entrance Fees are extra : To be paid directly at the time of sight seeing
Tour Cost includes:
- 03 Nights accommodation on Double sharing basis
- 01 Night accommodation on Board
- Daily Breakfast in Hotels
- All meals(Dinner, Lunch, Dinner) in Kumbh Mela(Allahabad) Camp
- Transportation by Private Air Condition Tata Indigo / similar
- No Transportation in Kumbh
- Services of English speaking guide during the city tour in Varanasi
- Train Fare for sector Delhi -Varanasi By 2nd Tier AC
- Morning Boat Ride in Ganga River, Varanasi
- Fuel surcharge
- Tax, Inter state taxes, Toll Tax & Parking
Package does not include:
- Any Monument entry fee & camera fee (wherever Applicable)
- Air fare
- Any expense of personal nature such as hard/soft drinks, laundry, phone/fax calls, tips etc.
- Any other expense not mentioned in the “Package includes”.
Hotel to be used:-
|Destination||Economy Hotel with Deluxe Camp|
|Varanasi||New temple Town|