Day 01: Varanasi arrival + Witness aarti with private boat
On arrival in Varanasi you will be met with our company representative and will be transferred to your Hotel.
Later in the evening we shall go for a evening boat ride by the sunset and witness the activities by the river side in the evening, watch the cremation at Manikarnika Ghat from the boat. Finally stop at Dasaswamedh Ghat to enjoy the Ganga Aarti ceremony from your private boat.
Overnight into Hotel.
Varanasi Hotel : Rivatas by Ideal or Similar
Day 02: Sunrise boat ride + Walk tour + Sarnath tour +
Start your day with sunrise boat ride. A rowing boat ride at dawn along the Ganges is a quintessential Varanasi experience. The early-morning light is particularly inspiring, and all the colour and clamour of pilgrims bathing and performing puja unfolds before you.
Later after this step into streets of Varanasi to enjoy walking tour. The north city Bazaar walk explores the hidden markets in the northern part of the old city.
Return back to Hotel. Have breakfast and rest.
Later in day visit to Sarnath. Sarnath is a holy spot of Buddhism, as Buddha preached here his First Sermon after attaining Enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. The event in the Buddhist texts is known as the dharmachakra-pravarttana, ‘Turning the Wheel of Law’ At Sarnath, Buddha also laid the foundation of Sangha or the order of monks
Return back to Hotel and overnight.
Day 03: City tour + Village tour + Departure transfer
After breakfast enjoy city tour of Varanasi visiting Banaras Hindu University, New Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Monkey Temple and Mother India Temple.
Return back to Hotel and have rest.
After check-out by 13:00 Hrs, you will enjoy village tour of Varanasi visiting a local’s family home and having some snacks and interactions with them.
Later transfer to Varanasi airport to catch your flight for Kolkata.
On arrival in Kolkata airport, you will be met by company representative and will be transferred to your Hotel.
Kolkata Hotel: Hotel Fiarlawn, Kolkata or Similar
Day 04: Full day sightseeing tour of Kolkata
After breakfast enjoy full day sightseeing tour of Kolkata visiting Victoria Memorial [Remains closed on Mondays], Howrah Bridge, Tagore House, British Fort William, St. Mother Teresa Ashram, Marble Palace, Magen David Synagogue and finally a little walk into New Market.
Return back to Hotel and Overnight.
Day 05: Departure transfer
Morning is at leisure.
Later in day transfer to Kolkata airport to catch your flight for onward destination.