For millennia, Varanasi—reportedly the oldest continuously inhabited city on the planet—has been a hub of philosophy, theosophy, medicine and learning. Vestiges of this history are still evident throughout the city, in the form of its temples and akhadas.
Varanasi is a chaotic mélange of pilgrims, tourists and trident-toting sadhus, cycle rickshaws, boats and temples painted over with advertisements for oil and soap. Despite this—or perhaps because of it—you will still come away shaken, stirred, aware that this is unlike any other place on earth.
On your arrival, you will be received by our representatives at the airport. From there, you will be escorted to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2 - Delhi - Overnight Train
In the morning, you will have breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, you will leave for a full day tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. You will be visiting Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple, India Gate and Connaught Place. Late in the evening you will be transferred to the railway station for overnight journey to Varanasi.
Day 3 - Varanasi Temple Tour
After arrival at Varanasi you will transfer to hotel. After breakfast in the morning, you will leave for a full day temple tour of Varanasi. You will be visiting the Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple and Tulsi Manas Temple. After attending the evening aarti at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, you will retire back to the hotel.
Day 4 - Varanasi Sightseeing
After having breakfast in the morning, you will again leave for a sightseeing tour of the city. The tour will include a visit to Benaras Hindu University (BHU), the Archaeological Museum, Bharat Kala Bhavan and Ramnagar Fort. The night stay will be at the hotel.
Day 5 - Varanasi - Sarnath - Varanasi
After having breakfast in the morning, you will leave for a full day tour of the holy city of Sarnath. Sarnath holds the distinction of being the venue of the first sermon by Lord Buddha. Here, you will visit various Buddhist stupas and Buddhist temples and the Sarnath temple. By late evening, you will return to your hotel in Varanasi.
Day 6 - Varanasi - Allahabad
In the morning, you will leave for Allahabad. On arrival, you will check into a hotel. This will be followed by a half-day tour of the city, in which you will visit the Allahabad Fort, Allahabad Museum, Anand Bhawan and the Swaraj Bhawan. The overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 7 - Allahabad - Kaushambi - Overnight Train
In the morning, you will leave for a full day tour of Kaushambi. One of the popular Buddhist destinations in India, it offers a large number of architectural relics and ruins. Here, you will visit stupas, Kaushambi Museum, Ashokan Pillar, an old fort and Ghositaram Monastery. By late evening, you will be transferred to the railway station for overnight journey to Delhi. Overnight onboard the train.
Day 8 - Delhi
Upon reaching Delhi in the morning, you will check into hotel. You will spend rest of the day at leisure and in the evening you will be escorted to the international airport to catch the flight for onward journey/destination.
The heavy taxation and the mounting airfares in domestic sector are getting their too on the inbound and the movement of domestic tourists and weaning far the domestic travelers to cheaper the international tourist destinations.
Setback to tourism industry during peak domestic tourism season mainly owes to hike in service tax of the central government from the 10 to 12 percent