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Domestic Holiday - KASI YATRA

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Varanasi, Kashi, Benares - No matter what name you call it by, this is one of the oldest and the holiest cities in India. Most devout Indians have a dream of making the pilgrimage to Kashi, known as the Kashi Yatra, at least once in their lifetime.

Kashi has many attractions for the spiritually as well as historically inclined. 

This is where rituals are performed for the propitiation of departed souls. Traditionally, rituals for one's forefathers are performed at all riverbanks, since rivers are considered especially sacred. Among them, the Ganga is the most revered, and thus, performance of these rituals on the banks of the Ganges at Kashi takes on an entirely new significance.  

 This is not all, for such a ritual - centric pilgrimage involves performance of the rituals also at two other places - Gaya , which is the holiest of all places, which has gained fame since this is where the Buddha attained enlightenment, and also at the Prayag, Allahabad, where the three holiest of India's rivers meet  - the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati.

 The Kashi Yatra also refers to another pilgrimage - a completely spiritual one, involving two sacred places, both ancient, both abodes of Shiva, and considered to be among the most important of the Jyotirlingas - Lord Vishwanath at Kashi and Lord Rameshwar at Rameshwaram. 

 For those of us who hail from the south, this pilgrimage begins at Dhanushkodi, the southern tip of India, which is just off Rameshwaram. We collect sand from this holy place and carry it to Kashi, where it is used to make a lingam and prayed to, at the confluence at Prayag, before being immersed in the water. We then worship Lord Vishwanath and return home with pots of the holy water from the Ganga. We then return to Rameshwaram, where we bathe Lord Rameshwar with the sacred Ganga water from Kashi, thus completing the Kashi Yatra.

 North Indians, for obviously geographic reasons, complete the same cycle, but in reverse. They first visit Kashi and collect Ganges water, then visit Rameshwaram to do the Abhishek to the deity. They too collect sand from Dhanushkodi, and immerse it at Allahabad on their return. An interesting insight into the complex Indian customs, wouldn't you say?

Being one of the oldest and holiest Indian cities, there are innumerable temples at Kashi - and each one of them has something interesting to tell you about India and her customs.But wait, Kashi is not only about temples. There is a lot more to see and enjoy - You can visit the beautiful fort at Ramnagar, take a wonderful boat ride down the Ganges, visit the Buddhist stupa at Sarnath, and buy some of the most beautiful sarees named after the city itself!

DAY ONE

Leaving from Chennai by Indigo airlines by Flight No:6E-315 @ 13:05Hrs and reaching Hyderabad @ 14:10Hrs ( 1H:05Min Travel Time) 

(Lay over time 02H:05M)

Leaving from Hyderabad by Indigo Flight: @ 16:15Hrs and Varanasi @18:15Hrs (02H Travel Time) 

Pick up from the airport @ 19:00Hrs and proceed directly to Hotel.


Check in Hotel, Dinner and halt for the night.

DAY TWO

VARANASI SIGHTSEEING

Breakfast and leave for temple darshan in varanasi by 09:30Hrs

 Visiting Kasi Viswanathar, Dondhu ganapathy, Kasi Visalakshi Mandir, annaporneshweri.

 Lunch

 Kala bhairavar, Kowdi Matha, Durka Devi temple, sathyamanasa mandir, sankata mochana etc

 Leaving for "Ganga aarthi” @ 17:00 Hrs

 Reaching assi ghat by 17:30 Hrs

 Take the boat and leave for ghat tour  and ganga aarthi.

 Having dinner and night halt in Varanasi 

DAY THREE

 

 

 

 

 

ALLAHABAD SIGHTSEEING

 

GET READY BY 6:00 Hrs

Leaving to Allahabad and reaching by 9:30 Hrs

Breakfast

Bathing and Performing rituals in Tiruveni sangamam (till 11:30 Hrs)

Visiting Hanuman Mandir

Visiting Anandha bhavan

 

Break for Lunch

 

Visiting Allahabad Museum

 

Leaving to Varanasi by 16:00Hrs after Tea Break

 

Dinner & Night hat in Varanasi.
DAY 4

VARANASI & SARNATH SIGHTSEEING

 

Holy bath in ganga

 

Breakfast and leave for Darshan to Brila Mandir, Bindhu Madhavavi Mandir, Ramnagar Fort and museum

 

Break for Lunch

 

Leaving to Sarnath for sightseeing.

Tea break

Shopping in Varanasi for sarees

 

Dinner and night Halt in Varanasi Hotel

ls in Tiruveni sangamam (till 11:30 Hrs)

 

Visiting Hanuman Mandir

Visiting Anandha bhavan

 

Break for Lunch

 

Visiting Allahabad Museum

 

Leaving to Varanasi by 16:00Hrs after Tea Break

 

Dinner & Night hat in Varanasi.
DAY 5

GAYA SIGHTSEEING

 

Leaving to Gaya @ 3:00 Am and reaching Gaya @ 9:00 Hrs

 

Visiting Vishnu Padham and performing Pitrukarys Rituals. Holy bath in palguni.

Breakfast

Visiting Mahabodhi temple – Buddha enlightened place, Bodhi Tree, Thai Monastry, Great Buddha statue.

 

Lunch

Leaving to Varanasi by 15:00 Hrs

Reaching Varanasi hotel by 21:00 Hrs

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Visiting Anandha bhavan

 

Break for Lunch

 

Visiting Allahabad Museum

 

Leaving to Varanasi by 16:00Hrs after Tea Break

 

Dinner & Night hat in Varanasi.
DAY SIX

 

 

 

 

DEPARTURE DAY

 

BREAKFAST AND DEPARTURE.

 

Leaving from Varanasi Airport by Indigo Airlines Flight No:6E-711 @ 10:20Hrs and reaching Mumbai @ 12:40Hrs (02H:20Min Travel Time)

 

(Layover Time 2Hrs)

 

Leaving from Mumbai by Indigo Airlines @ 14:40Hrsand arriving Chennai @ 16:40Hrs (02H Travel Time)

 

Going home after a wonderful Darshan! ;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA'>Dinner & Night hat in Varanasi.

Valid From : TILL 20TH MARCH 2017

Accommodation types Price Per Adults Extra Adults Child With Bed Child Without Bed
3 STAR 17600 17600 15000 NIL

Terms & conditions

NOTE:

-          Advance - Rs 10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) during the time of booking and balance before 20 days from the departure date.

-          Flight Ticket – will be booked on first come first serve basics on actual price. (The flight charges are not constant and are subjected to change without any further notice). Flight ticket cancellation is based on airline policy only.

-          Non refundable deposit: Rs 6,000/- will be calculated as non refundable deposit from the package value against cancellation.

 

 

 

INCLUSIONS:

-          Transport - A/C bus for sightseeing from Varanasi – Allahabad – Gaya. A/C car for sightseeing in Varanasi.

-          Food – 5 Dinners + 5 Breakfast + 4 Lunches + Tea/coffee in morning & Evening (All Vegetarian), Mineral water for drinking throughout the tour.

-          Accommodation – "3 Star” Hotel for 5 nights in varanasi

-          Entrance fee – Entrance fee in all sightseeing places as mentioned in the itinerary.

-          Tourist Attractions – One Boat ride to see "ganga aarthi” in Varanasi and one boat ride in Allahabad to visit "tiruveni sangamam”

-          Tour guide – service of expert local tour guide in all sightseeing places. 

-          Assistance of Ice Apple Holidays tour manager.

EXCLUSIONS:

-          Air ticket or Train ticket

-          Food expenses which is not mentioned in the itinerary

-          Personal expenses like – laundry, phone calls , pooja items purchase etc.

-          Special darshan tickets in all temples.

-          Anything which is not mentioned in the above itinerary.

KASI YATRA PIL001ALLHABAD - VARANASI - BODHGAYA - SARNATH
Original Price Rs 17600
Package Information
  • Tour Code : PIL001
  • Destination : MADURAI
  • Duration : 6 Days/ 5 Nights
  • Theme : Pilgrimage
Timing: 9 am to 9 pm
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