Two oldest cities in India that serve as the center for the Hindu religion are Varanasi and Allahabad, both located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The Hindu mythology has a lot to do with these locations; further the presence of the River Ganga makes them all the more sacred for the Hindu pilgrims. You can simply indulge yourself in this spiritual journey through the package, Varanasi - Allahabad tour. The duration of the package is 3 days - 2 nights, it will take you around all the important sites and attractions the places have to offer.
Placed along the banks of the River Ganga, Varanasi and its mystical charm will engage you throughout your visit. The ancient palaces, Terraces and temples fringes the river and they are connected by a long chain of stone stairs. The pilgrims come all the way to take a dip in the holy river or to immerse the ashes of their loved ones. The bazaars and the Ghats are chaotic and colorful and in addition, you can witness a vigorous rituals being performed during the prayer time. Varanasi is also considered sacred among the Buddhists and the Jains as they too have a history with the place in relation to their religions. It is a must visit place for you to have an extra ordinary experience.
Allahabad is an interesting place both historically and with a modern outlook. It is one of the major pilgrimage centers in the country for it is believed that the god of creation, Brahma, out of all the place descended here in Allahabad. It is a very holy spot for the Hindus, every year they host a fair of Magh Mela attended by thousands. At the same time the city is also known as the “city of Prime ministers” as most number of prime ministers of India hail from Allahabad. The contribution they have in the modern day politics is note worthy. You will have an amazing time visiting Allahabad and observing the duel aspects it holds. There are numerous temples and attraction sites to visit too.
- Bharat Mata Mandir
- Vishwanath Temple
- Visit Anand Bhawan and Hanuman temple
- Visit the Sitamadi and Vindhyachal temples
Day 1: Varanasi
You are expected to arrive at Varanasi in the morning by train/flight. Upon arrival, you check in at the hotel and take some rest. Later you leave for local sightseeing, visit the Bharat Mata Mandir dedicated to Mother India; go around for some shopping and you can witness the evening sunset and the prayer offering rituals done along the banks. You return to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 2: Varanasi - Allahabad
After your breakfast, you will proceed to Allahabad which takes about 2 and a half hour to reach. On arrival, you can take a dip in the sacred spot of Triveni Sangam, a point where the three rivers meet. Visit Anand Bhawan and lying Hanuman temple. Later you return back to Varanasi, on the way you visit the Sitamadi and Vindhyachal temples. After reaching you can retire for the night.
Day 3: Varanasi
In the morning you will go for a boat ride on Ganga and watch the sunrise, later you visit the Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Sarnath, and the University. The journey will come to an end with your return to your respective Stations and Airport.