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Indian villages are a part of its rich culture and diversity. The villages outnumber the towns and cities in India. Each village has its own unique and interesting story to tell. Villages are the soul of India where 60% of the population resides. Holidays in the rural society of India give a totally different experience away from the hustle and bustle of the cities to the lush green, calm and serene villages. Take this Varanasi village tour to explore the village lifestyle and get exposure to various traditions and customs that are followed religiously by the village people.
Take the opportunity and roam around the picturesque villages of Varanasi and learn about the history, heritage, rituals and numerous other practices that will leave you spellbound. This tour gives you a chance to discover the roots of Indian villages and get in-depth insights into their style of living a happy and peaceful life.
Below are the few highlights of the tour
After arrival in Delhi, our representatives will greet you at the International airport and then you will be transferred to the hotel. Check in at the hotel and rest of the remaining day is free to relax or stroll around the nearby area. Overnight is in Delhi.
After having breakfast in time leave for the airport to board the flight for Varanasi from where your journey will start. After reaching Varanasi Airport, you will meet our representatives who will guide you to the hotel. Take some good rest and then we shall take you to River Ghat for evening aarti (evening prayers on the banks of the Ganges river). There you will have a spectacular view of the prayers which is one magnificent even that takes place every evening in Varanasi. All the rituals and chants fill a lot of spiritual thoughts and make the moment very special for the viewers. After enjoying the ceremony, reach your hotel and rest overnight. Overnight is in Varanasi.
This day will start early. We will drive you to River Ghat where you will take an adventurous boat cruise ride on the river Ganges. River Ganges run through the city and there are number of Ghats that act as a connection between the river and land. Exploring this city on a boat has an altogether different charm. The joy of sailing around Holy Ganges during sunrise, taking in the spiritual sights and looking at the lives of pilgrims on the Ghats is a surreal experience and one cannot miss it.
After the boat ride, return to the hotel for a good breakfast and later depart for a tour to Sarnath and Lamhi village.
Sarnath is one of the famous places in Varanasi which is located 13 km north east of Varanasi. It is the pilgrim spot where Gautam Buddha, founder of Buddhism, for first time preached Dharma. It is a famous Buddhist holy place, famous among the tourists for its significance among various religions like Buddhist, Jainism and Hinduism. It is a tranquil green place and you can also visit the deer park and museum.
Your next stop will be the Lamhi village which is the holy city of Varanasi. Lamhi village is famous for being the birthplace of a great and well-known Hindu and Urdu writer MunshiPremchand. There are some points of interest in Lamhi village like MunshiPremchand Monument and Memorial Park, Kashi Temple and MunshiPremchandSarovar. Take a look at various cattle farms, schools and agricultural fields. After that drive back to Varanasi. Overnight is in Varanasi.
Start your day with delicious breakfast at the hotel and kick start your amazing journey for the day. Drive your way to Rameshwar Village. It is also known as Kurauana. It is situated on the banks of River Varuna. You can enjoy the rituals performed by the people of village like way of cooking food and other activities. You will visit various Ashrams in the village and will also take the blessings from the famous Shiv Temple. Later you will be escorted back to the hotel. In the evening you will be free to enjoy your leisure time in Varanasi.
The plan for the day is after having the breakfast, leave for Chiraigaon. Here you will meet the villagers and visit their houses. You will get to explore their way of living and get knowledge about all the things that they do.
After having lunch, you will continue your journey to SaraiMohana villages of Varanasi. It is also known as weaver’s village of Varanasi as most of the locals here practice silk weaving. The Banarsi saris made by these weavers are world famous and these weavers work very hard to make the perfect and beautiful saris. The village inhabitants are a mix of Hindi and Urdu speakers. This showcases the talent and the unique culture of art that every corner of India has. After getting glimpse of the craftsmanship, return back to hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight is in Varanasi.
After morning breakfast, in time transfer to the airport to board the flight back to Delhi. You will have a sightseeing tour of the capital city and will visit historical and beautiful monuments. First visit will be to Raj Ghat, a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Post this visit Shanti Vana, the cremation site of JawaharLal Nehru. After this have a view of Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, you will pass by ChandniChowk, the oldest and busiest market of Delhi. Then take a look at Red Fort, which is an historic fort in the city and was the residence of Mughal Emperors. After that visit the QutubMinar, 73m high tower which has five floors and staircase of 379 steps. After this drive pass Humayun’s tomb which is the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun and India Gate that is a war memorial and a famous tourist spot. Drive pass President’s house, Parliament House and Connaught Place Shopping complex
Later in the evening you will be transferred to the Delhi International Airport for flight back home and this will mark an end to your wonderful journey full of enjoyment and new experiences. With all the pictures and memories, this trip will be unforgettable for you. We hope to meet you again. End of your Rural and village vacation tour in North India