Project Description

Varanasi Backpacking Trip

An opportunity to explore more and worry less. Travel solo or with a group of friends, the whole point of this tour is that you don’t have to do much planning, all the essentials have already been taken care of. Travel with like minded people, Backpacking style. It is the most fun, safe and budget friendly way. So are you ready to Escape, Explore & Discover! Life?

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Varanasi to Varanasi 4,999/-
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4,999/-*

Hotel / Hostel on sharing basis

4 Nights 5 Days ( Ex Varanasi)

  •      Explore various Ghats
  •     Witness the Spiritual Ganga Aarti.
  •     Sunset boat ride.
  •     Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
  •     Sarnath Dhameka stupa.
  •     Explore street food of Varanasi.
  •     Explore the ancient architecture and wall paintings.
  •     Make way through Banaras ki galiyan.
  •     Ramnagar Fort and Dolphin watching.
  •     Banaras Hindu University.
  •     Must try Assi ghat ki chai and chaat.
  •     Play juaa with bandar Wale baba at Assi Ghat.
  •     Ganga snan.

Journey

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Welcome to family of Wild Trekkers

Thank you for enquiring with us.
We understand that you would like to explore Varanasi.
To assist you with your holiday planning, a snapshot of the Journey along with the details is as below

Backpackers Brace yourself. You are about to enter the most divinely and unapologetically indiscreet place on Earth; ‘Varanasi’ also know as Banaras or Kashi. A city as old as history itself. Considered as one of the oldest and continuously inhabited city of the world it’s dimly lit Ghats full of street artists, the serene flow of the river Ganga with peaceful boat rides, the chants of “Har Har Mahadev” in the city lanes and mouth watering street food makes it the most vibrant and timeless city of India. From burning Ghats to Mediaeval temples, Museums to Universities, Hinduism to Buddhism, Hippies to Aghori Sadhus Varanasi has it all.

Highlights of tour

  •     Explore various Ghats.
  •     Witness the Spiritual Ganga Aarti.
  •     Sunset boat ride.
  •     Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
  •     Sarnath Dhameka stupa.
  •     Explore street food of Varanasi.
  •     Explore the ancient architecture and wall paintings.
  •     Make way through Banaras ki galiyan.
  •     Ramnagar Fort and Dolphin watching.
  •     Banaras Hindu University.
  •     Must try Assi ghat ki chai and chaat.
  •     Play juaa with bandar Wale baba at Assi Ghat.
  •     Ganga snan.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Welcome to Varanasi.

Meet our tour leader at Varanasi Junction and proceed towards our hotel, check in to the hotel take some rest and freshen up.

After lunch we will visit Jantar Mantar, the observatory. Enjoy an audio video show which depicts the history of Kashi.

Be ready to celebrate Ganga as we walk along the banks of the holy river. A continuous stretch of 84 ghats. However, around 25 are iconic and worth a while. We will cover a few of them on the 1st day. We will commence our Ghat hopping from Dasawamedh Ghat, it is the heart of action and a top attraction in Varanasi. One of the oldest and holiest Varanasi ghat. A touristy thing to do here is take a boat ride. The walk along the ghats becomes more fascinating as you pass through the chilling Harishchandra Ghat (Burning or cremation Ghat) , Darbhanga Ghat is a favorite! As its the most visually appealing and architecturally impressive one, eventually moving to Assi Ghat, which is at the extreme southern end of the main ghats, hence its not that crowded, scenic and peaceful. By evening we return back to Dasaswamedh Ghat to attend the renowned Maha Ganga Aarti (6pm) from the steps.

Then Back to hotel.

Day 2 : Kashi Vishwanath Temple, BHU And Ramnagar fort.

Wake up early in the morning and get ready for Ganga Snan. Then proceed towards Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Kalbhairav temple.

Don’t forget to bring your cameras to capture the sunrise. Take a stroll down the streets as the cold foggy morning embraces you.

Have breakfast and then head to Ramnagar Fort

A popular fortification, Ramnagar Fort is located in Varanasi. It is one of the best places to see on a monotonous afternoon. The fortification on the eastern bank of River Ganges is known for its cream coloured Chunar Sandstone, which gives it a strong and sophisticated appearance. Although, it isn’t as old as the other forts in the country, it is popular around the world for it’s strong and lavish appearance. The fascinating structure is one of the best places for tourists and history buffs. Built by Raja Balwant Singh in 1750’s, this castle is the best representation of Mughal architectural style.

Here hopefully we can spot Ganga Dolphins.

Later visit BHU (Banaras Hindu University) , one of the most popular and extensive University in India.

In the evening return back to ghats and wander around.

Day 3 : Enlightenment at Sarnath.

Morning we leave for Sarnath. Located just 12 km from the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, is the site of the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma after his enlightenment. Sarnath is one of four holy Buddhist sites sanctioned by Buddha himself for pilgrimage. Sarnath is undisturbed away from the madding crowd, give a quiet visit to Sarnath and you will feel being transposed to a completely different world! Chaukhandi Stupa is said to be built originally as a terraced temple in 4th to 6th century during the Gupta period. At Dhamek or Dhamekha Stupa, Lord Buddha delivered the first discourse of his Dharma and the famous eight-fold path. Another significant structure at Sarnath is the remains of the Dharmarajika Stupa, just a short distance away from the Dhamekha Stupa. According to archaeologists Dharmarajika Stupa contained the bones of Buddha and it was constructed during Ashoka’s reign. As you walk away from the archaeological ruins, you can see the Sarnath Archaeological Museum the ASI museum houses a number of artifacts related to Buddhist art as well as many images and sculptures of Hindu Gods recovered during excavations in the region. The Mulagandhakuti Vihara temple, built by the Sri Lankan Mahabodhi Society, is one of the many Buddhist temples in Sarnath and probably the most famous. A few meters

away from the Mulagandhakuti Vihara temple is the holy Bodhivriksha(the Bodhi Tree). The Bodhi tree is considered the most sacred tree for Buddhists as Lord Buddha attained enlightenment sitting under this tree. The Bodhi Tree of Sarnath was planted from a branch taken from the Sri Maha Bodhi tree of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

Evening return back to hotel.

Day 4 : Celebration of Mahashivratri.

On the most auspicious day i.e. Mahashivratri

we will visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Annapurna temple and do some temple hopping.

In the evening we will go for a boat ride in ganga river.

At midnight we shall visit the Manikarnika Ghat (the burning ghat)

Day 5 : Free day for shopping and leisure.

Say bye bye to Varanasi and end our backpacking trip with lots of memories and pictures. The last day is for you to explore Varanasi as you see fit.

4 Nights 5 Days

Note : Itinerary is subject to change.

Important Note: This is a guided backpacking version of trip . Our itineraries are carefully put together by our backpacking experts aiming to cover & experience some lesser known, must-see and offbeat places in India backpacking style. Our trips are the perfect way to rediscover and socialize yourself with like-minded backpackers while you explore the uncharted places in India which are often skipped because of the obscure nature of locals. After all, Columbus wouldn’t be Columbus if he’d be stuck taking the same route again and again, right?

What’s included?

  •     Stay in Hostel for 4 nights.
  •     Travelling by private and public vehicle during trip.
  •     All entry charges.
  •     All Permits.
  •     1 Boat ride in Ganga.
  •     Expertise during tour, first Aid
  •     Life time experience guaranteed.

What’s not included?

  •     Travelling from your city to Varanasi.
  •     All meals during tours. (we going to explore various local food as well as street food)
  •     Personal expenses like shopping, laundry, water bottle etc.
  •     Camera Charges if applicable.
  •     Emergency expenses or any medical issue.
  •     Not mentioned in included.

Regards

Team Wild Trekkers