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Dev Diwali at Varanasi

  • Boat Ride in Ganges

  • Varanasi City Tour

  • Kalabhairava Temple

  • Ganga Aarti

  • Alaknanda Cruise

Sacred, soulful, spectacular - Varanasi

The Dev Deepawali ("The Diwali of the Gods" or "Festival of Lights of the Gods") is the festival celebrated in Varanasi. It takes place fifteen days after Diwali. The steps of all the ghats on the riverfront of the Ganges River, from Ravidas Ghat at the southern end to Rajghat, are lit with more than a million earthen lamps (diyas) in honour of Ganga, the Ganges, and its presiding goddess. The gods are believed to descend to Earth to bathe in the Ganges on this day. The festival is also observed as Tripura Purnima Snan.

JOURNEY DATE

TRIP LENGTH

5 days, 4 nights

PRICE

₹41,500

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The Plan

  • Day 1 Welcome to Varanasi
  • Day 2 Discover Varanasi
  • Day 3 A Spiritual Journey
  • Day 4 Varanasi-Prayagraj-Varanasi
  • Day 5 Subah –E –Banaras
  • Day 1

    Welcome to Varanasi

    On arrival at the Varanasi Airport, meet and transfer (group transfers only) to the Hotel to freshen up. Varanasi mentioned in the scriptures as Kashi, is less of a city and more of a dreamy experience. It is among the Sapta Puris, meaning seven sacred cities of Ancient India. After check-in visit Birla Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Durga Temple and Tulsi Manas Mandir. Later in the evening board the Alaknanda Cruise and witness Ganga Aarti while on cruise. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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  • Day 2

    Discover Varanasi

    After an early breakfast (05:00 AM), proceed to visit Kashi Vishwanath temple. After that visit Kalabhairava temple, - The temple is dedicated to one of the fiercest forms of Lord Shiva and wears a garland of skulls and carries a club of peacock feathers. Post lunch (at your own expense) we will proceed for excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath is a famous place in Varanasi and is the destination for cultures like Hindu, Buddha and Jain. Later in the evening visit Ramnagar Fort. Transfer to the hotel and spend rest of the day leisurely or indulge in shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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  • Day 3

    A Spiritual Journey

    After breakfast, proceed for Trade Facilitation & Exhibition Centre. Have lunch. Later visit Markandey Mahadev Temple. After your visit to the temple, Indulge in shopping in the Varanasi Silk Market. Varanasi is known throughout India for its production of very fine silk and Banarasi saris. After strolling the streets and having delicious street food head back to the hotel for an overnight stay.

    4*
  • Day 4

    Varanasi-Prayagraj-Varanasi

    After an early breakfast proceed towards Prayagraj. After reaching Prayagraj we will start our sightseeing. We will be visiting Holy Triveni Sangam, Hanuman Temple, Anand Bhawan & Alopi Devi Temple. After sightseeing, we will have lunch (at our own expense). Later head back to Varanasi. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

    4*
  • Day 5

    Subah –E –Banaras

    Early morning (05:30) go for walking tour at Ghats Street with Sun Rise also called the Subah-E-Banaras meaning the mornings of Banaras. Places along the River Side look as colourful as Rainbow when the SunLight hits them, people taking bath,performing rituals, worshiping to the Sun, it all happens in the Subah-e-Banaras. We start the Boat ride from Assi Ghat & go all the way to Manikarnika Ghat (The Biggest Cremation Ground of Banaras). Enjoy the boat ride then head back to hotel. Have Breakfast and then check-out from the hotel. Then get dropped at Varanasi airport for your return flight back home.

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    Dev Deepawali in Benares is an experience worth remembering for me, personally. I always wanted to visit, internalize the spiritual magic and it happened. Thanks to WOW for making my dream come true. It was absolutely the way I had dreamt it would be! During this celestial demonstration, every nook and corner of the city came alive with bright colours and glowing diyas/lamps. It looked as though the stars had come to unite with the Earth, making the city all the more alluring! People in Banaras believe that on the day of Dev Deepawali, the Gods descended to Benares to bathe in the Ganga. The Ganga aarti of Benares is performed on the banks of the river in the evening, a breathtaking sight and an incredible exposure!!! Thank you WOW for the great itinerary and the group for the cooperation and affectionate bonding. Riti was an amazing and extra special buddy, she was omnipresent to give the girls a helping hand and shepherd us safely through all events.
    If Dev Diwali is on your mind...just do it with WOW ... Women On Wanderlust!!

    "

    Meenal Katre

    Homemaker

  • From a welcome on the boat, to relishing some local snacks! Wow wanderers enjoying Dev Diwali Festival with new and old friends on the boat and immersing their senses in the energy of Banaras. Dev Diwali is a festival celebrated in the holy city of Varanasi 2 weeks after the real Diwali 'The festival of lights`.
  • Wow Wanderers at Dasaswamedh Ghat to witness the holy sunrise on a boat up to Kedar Ghat which is one of the most visited religious ghats of Varanasi, as it adjoins the Branch Math of Kedar Math and Manikarnika Ghat the burning ghat, which is the most auspicious place for a Hindu to be cremated.
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Fare Breakup

Journey Date

Total Trip Price: ₹41,500
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Deposit ₹10,000
10 November 2022 Installment 1 ₹31,500

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Inclusions

  • Twin sharing accommodation as specified in program
  • Transfer by AC Tempo Traveller
  • Meals as per itinerary – Breakfast - 4, Lunch - 1 and Dinner - 3
  • All sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 02 Boat Ride at Ganges and Monument Entry fee as per the itinerary
  • Alaknanda Cruise
  • Tips for Guides and Drivers
  • Inclusive of GST
  • VIP Darshan at Kashi Vishwanath temple
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Motor Boat in Prayagraj

Exclusions

  • Airfare/ Train Fare
  • Everyday Lunch
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as roadblocks, accidents & any medical evacuations. Any train delays, or re-scheduling etc.
  • Meals and all other services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered, laundry, phone calls and medical expenses
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation or arriving by flight that does not match with the majority of the group
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Individual Transfers
  • Porter fees in Hotels and Airports

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    OR SIMILAR means that the hotel booked might be different from the hotel mentioned in the itinerary. 90% of the time we book the hotel that’s mentioned, but under few situations it might differ due to on-the-ground factors. So we pick an alternate hotel, but always in the same class and area of the city.
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    Generally, check in bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30″x 21″x11″ and weight not exceeding 22 kg. Carry-on luggage should not exceed the dimensions of 12″x11″ x6″ and weight not exceeding 7 kg. Though, because of differing terms of various airlines you must check your ticket copy and baggage allowance once your ticket is booked.
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    Definitely! We routinely book and manage flights for our Wanderers. We recommend that travelers get their flights booked through us as this comes in handy when there are issues to do with cancellations or re-routings.
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