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KASHI GAYA YATRA


Tour code              : KGY - 9
Ex     : Bengaluru
Distance : 6100 kms ( approximately Round trip)
Duration : By Train 9 Days / By Flight 5 Days
Vehicle Used         Deluxe Bus
Accommodation :Twin sharing basis Standard rooms 
States visited         :Uttara Pradesh & Bihar
Places visited        : Prayaga (Allahabad)  Gaya,Bodhgaya (1N), Varanasi (Kashi) (3N), Saranath


Departure dates:
    DEP DATES:. APR 10, 24. MAY 1, 8, 22, 29. JUN 12, 26. JUL 10, 24. AUG 14, 28. SEP 18, 25. OCT 9, 23. NOV 13, 27. DEC 11, 25. JAN 22. FEB 5, 12, 26. MAR 12, 26.

COST :In Rs...
Adult
Twin Sharing
20500*
Adult
Single Sharing
27675
Child
(2-11 Years)
15375
Child
(2-11 Y)
10250*
Without Bed & Seat
Advance
Amount
5000*

NOTE :
  • For Infants 2-24 months(2 Years) Please send enquiry.
  • Charges for children mentioned applies only if they accompanied by 2 adults. If the child is accompanied by single adult full amount will be charged.
  • Children 2-11 Years will be charged 75% of the tour Cost with full-seat, without extra bed.
DAY 1 BENGALURU
  Dep from railway station.
DAY 2 TRAIN 
  Train journey continues via Itarsi , Bhopal.
DAY 3 ALLAHABAD
  Morning reach Allahabad, Holy bath in Triveni Sangama, Ganga – Yamuna – Saraswati. Veni Dana, Ganga pooja, Pitrukarya etc. Afternoon visit Shankara mandapam, Hanuman mandir, etc. Night halt at Allahabad .
DAY 4 ALLAHABAD- BODHGAYA
  Morning dep to Bodhgaya, evening reach, Night halt at Bodhgaya.
DAY 5 BODHGAYA - GAYA-VARANASI
  Morning  holy bath in Palguni, Vishnupada mandir darshan, Pitrukarya, In Bodhgaya visit Mahabodhi temple – Buddha enlightened place,etc. Afternoon dep to Varanasi, Night halt at Varanasi.
DAY 6    VARANASI
  Morning holy bath in Ganga, Viishwanath, Vishalakshi, Annapoorna darshan, Pithrukarya, Evening free for shopping. Night halt at Varanasi.
DAY 7    VARANASI
  Varanasi Mandir darshan  Kala Bhairava, Kavadebai, Durga mandir, Sathyamanasa mandir, Birla mandir, Sankata mochana, After that Visit Saranth, where Buddha preached here first time.  Return  journey by train.
DAY 8    IN TRAIN
  Train journey continues
DAY 9 BENGALURU
  Reach your Home town.
   
   
Prayaga ( Allahabad) :
It is said and believed that it is one of the four sacred spots where a few drops of the nectar ‘Amritha” spilled while it was carried by Lord Maha Vishnu during the episode of Ksheera Sagara Madhanam. The other three are Haridwar, Nasik, and Ujjain. These four places are called theerthas and considered holy by the Hindus.  Prayaga  is also know as Prayagraj  is a holy pilgrim place for Hindus. The sacred union (confluence) of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati  make is more special. It becomes a center of attraction for hundreds and thousands of religious travelers after every twelve years when it hosts the famous Kumbh Mela. It stands as one of the greatest tourist attractions . People perform Venidana and Pitrukarya on the banks of the sacred river here.
 
 
Bodh Gaya :
Bodh Gaya is a religious site and place of pilgrimage associated with the Mahabodhi Temple Complex in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is famous for being the place where Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightenment (Bodhimandala). For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath.
Gaya :
It’s second largest city of  Bihar ,situated on the banks of Phalguni river,  famous for  Buddhist and Hindu piligrims. Gaya derives its name from the mythological demon Gayasur  Lord Vishnu killed Gayasur, the demon by using the pressure of his foot on him. This incident transformed Gayasur  into the series of rocky hills that make up the landscape of the Gaya city. Gaya was so holy that he had the power to absolve the sins of those who touched him or looked at him; after his death many people have flocked to Gaya to perform Shraddha sacrifices on his body to absolve the sins of their ancestors.

Gaya is significant to Hindus from the point of view of salvation to the souls of ancestors (a ritual called pinda daan). According to Ramayana, Lord Rama came to Gaya along with Sita for pitripaksha (or to perform pindadanam). While Lord Rama had gone to have his bath before offering this pindadanam, his father King Dasharath's hands appeared and a voice spoke to Sita asking her to offer the pindam herself, as the King was very hungry. Moved by this, Sita prepared pindams out of sand, and offered them herself to the hands that appeared to receive them. After some time, Lord Rama came back and started performing the rites. When it was time to give the pindadanam, he was surprised and pained to see his father's not receiving it. Sita then explained what had occurred. She called for the river Falgu, a Brahman standing nearby, cow, and a banyan tree nearby as a witness to this miraculous occurrence. 

Except for the banyan tree that supported her, rest of them denied her story - Brahman had a greed for more money as offerings, river Falgu in a wish to receive more offerings from Lord Ram, and the cow in awe of the Lord. So, Sita cursed the three liars. Ramayana states that on account of this curse, Falgu River lost its water, and the river is simply a vast stretch of sand dunes. At the same time Sita blessed a banyan tree to be immortal. This tree is known as Akshyavat. Akshyavat is combination of two words Akshya (which never decay) and Vat (Banyan tree). Once a year banyan trees shed leaves, but this particular tree never sheds its leaves which keeps it green even in times of drought.
Varanasi (Kashi) :
Varanasi derives its name from Varuna & Asi rivers. Varanasi also known as Kashi, Banaras is the holy city and pilgrim place for Hindus. Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings salvation. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and the oldest in India. Varanasi is the cultural, spiritual and commercial centre since ages of Indian history. Banaras Hindu University is the  one of the largest residential University of Asia.
Holy bath in Ganga ( Ganga Ghats):
Varanasi has nearly 100 ghats. Among the famous and the oldest of these are the Dashashwamegha Ghat, the Manikarnika Ghat and the Harishchandra Ghat. Dashashwamedh Ghat is located close to Vishwanath Temple, and is probably the most spectacular ghat. Two Hindu mythologies are associated with it: According to one, Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva. According to another, Lord Brahma sacrificed ten horses in a yajna here. A group of priests daily perform in the evening at this ghat "Agni Pooja" (Worship to Fire) wherein a dedication is made to Lord Shiva, River Ganges, Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire), and the whole universe.

Story behind the Ghats:
Two legends are associated with Manikarnika Ghat. According to one, it is believed to be the place where Lord Vishnu dug a pit with his Chakra and filled it with his perspiration while performing various penances. While Lord Shiva was watching Lord Vishnu at that time, the latter's earring ("manikarnika") fell into the pit. According to the second legend, in order to keep Lord Shiva from moving around with his devotees, his consort Goddess Parvati hid her earrings, and asked him to find them, saying that they had been lost on the banks of the Ganges. Goddess Parvati's idea behind the fib was that Lord Shiva would then stay around, searching forever for the lost earrings. In this legend, whenever a body gets cremated at the Manikarnika Ghat, Lord Shiva asks the soul whether it has seen the earrings.
According to ancient texts, the owner of Manikarnika Ghat bought King Harishchandra as a slave and made him work on the Manikarnika at Harishchandra Ghat. Hindu cremations customarily take place here, though a majority of dead bodies are taken for cremation to the Manikarnik Ghat.
Vishwanatha, Vishalakshi & Annapurna Temples: 
It is the ambition of each Hindu to have darshan of  Kashi vishwanath/ Vishweshwara  in his life time.  Being  one of the  12  jyoghirlingas  Vishwanath Temple has  the highest number of devotees  than other  jyothirlingas.  After having the darshan of Vishwanath,  have darshan of Goddess Vishalakshi & Annapurna   in the same  complex.
Kalabhairava  Mandira :
It is the ancient temple of Varanasi near the Head Post Office, VishesharGanj. God KalBhairav is believed as "Kotwal Of Varanasi" , without his permission no one can stay in Kashi.
BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
One can have darshan and puja of  Lord Vishwanatha  in the premises of Banaras Hindu University, a modern place of worship planned by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya and built by the Birlas. Open to all, irrespective of caste or creed.
Tulsi Manas Mandir
Constructed by family of Varanasi, this modern temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. It is situated at the place Where Tulisdas, the great medieval seer, lived and wrote the epic "Shri Ramcharitmanas", which narrates the life of Lord Rama, the hero of the Ramayana. Verses from Tulidas’s epic are inscribed on the walls. It is just nearby to Durga Temple.
SANKATMOCHAN TEMPLE
Besides the Assi river stream, on the way of Durga Temple to Banaras Hindu Temple this well known temple of Lord Hanuman is situated. Lord Hanuman is also known as "Sankatmochan" the god who protects from the troubles. This temple is founded by Goswami Tulsidas. This temple is also known as "Monkey" temple, as lot of monkeys are there inside the premises.
DURGA TEMPLE :
Commonly called the ‘Monkey temple’, it was built in the 18th century. Although it is one of the best-known temple. There is nice stonework done of the temple , it is the nice example of NAGRA Shilp. Godess DURGA is believed as the symbol of Strength and Power which govern the entire world. There is a pond adjacent to the temple called "Durgakund".
SARANATH
Saranath is the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma, and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment ofKondanna. Sarnath is located 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh, India. 

INCLUSION
  • Second sleeper Train Tickets for Bangalore - Mughalsarai-  Bangalore.
  • A/C Deluxe bus for Travelling 
  • Guidance from experienced Tour Escort
  • Accommodation on twin sharing a/c standard rooms
  • Vegetarian Food by our cooking Staff ( Tea/coffee/ Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
 
EXCLUSION
  • Special Pujas & darshans.
  • Entry Tickets , Boating, Camera Charges
  • Government Service Tax as applicable
  • Food during the train journey
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Mineral water
  • Any other expense incurred other than which are mentioned in Tour cost includes list.

  
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