Dev Diwali is a festival celebrated in the holy city of Varanasi 2 weeks after the real Diwali “the festival of lights”. The regular Diwali is celebrated by humans while Dev Diwali is celebrated by Gods when they come down to the Ghats of Varanasi from Sky and celebrate the death of demon “Tripurasur” killed by Lord Shiva. On this day , every Ghat along the Ganges is lit with oil lamps and diyas. At different ghats, events and cultural programmes are being arranged and travellers from across the world witness this festival through Ganges with a boat ride. It`s a life time experience and should not be missed.
Duration – 21st Nov – 25th Nov`18 – 5 Days 4 Nights
Arrive at Varanasi airport, our associate will welcome you and depart for the hotel of stay in a cab or traveler. Enjoy the rural life along the highway. Check-in in the hotel, relax and sleep tight for the next day early morning tour.
It’s the Dev Diwali Day. Get up at 4am morning and get ready to witness scintillating and colourful morning aarti on Assi ghat followed by Boat Ride. See the cremation activities at the cremation Ghat and understand life and death in Varanasi, also known as the largest cremation ground on earth. Visit Nepalese Temple and Magic lane. Meet the sadhus and hindu saints.
After the boat ride, get down at the Tulsi Ghat and understand the story of the great poet “Tulsi Das”, Witness the morning Kushti “Local wrestling” on the Ghats. Walk in the lanes and visit some ancient temples and monuments. By 10am, return back to the hotel and take rest, regain your energy for the evening festival.
At 4pm, we leave the Hotel for the main Ghat, visit all different Ghats and see Dev Diwali prayers, rituals and experience the Varanasi Ghats decorated with Diyas and lights through a boat ride. Return back to the Hotel by 8pm.
After breakfast, proceed for the walk of the hidden serpentines lanes and temples and see the Old Varanasi city. This will be followed by a visit to New Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Banaras Hindu University. Visit Bharat Kala Museum followed by a visit to the monkey temple. Evening 5pm, we will have walk of the markets and Bazars with local street food tour followed by evening aarti. Return back to the Hotel by 8pm.
After breakfast, proceed for a visit to the weaver’s village, meet weavers families, workshops and schools followed by a visit to Sarnath. See stupas, temples, monasteries and museums in Sarnath. Return back to the hotel.
Let`s do a early morning group yoga on the ghats followed by breakfast. Check-out from the hotel to the airport.
|2 – 5 pax||Rs. 50000 per person||3 to 4 star /on the Ganges hotel stay (as per availability) on twin sharing, local transfers and transport, all 3 fixed meals (B,L,D), monument entry tickets, guide fees.|
|6-15 pax||Rs. 46000 per person|
|16 pax and above||Rs. 42000 per person|
|Rates valid on bookings made till 31st July`18. Bookings given after 1st August`18, prices may change subject to availability of hotel and facilities for Dev Diwali. Cancellation Policies: No cancellation will be accepted with less than a month notice. Cancelled a month prior – 50% amount deducted Cancelled 2 months prior – 20% amount deducted.||Exclusions: Taxes Any alcoholic beverage Tips and donations Any random shopping Extended stay and program due to external circumstances Any medical and doctor requirement.|
Transfers and Transport
AC Cabs, Tempo Travelers and Buses will be used. Inside the city, local modes like rickshaws will also be used as part of experience and ease of commutation.