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DEV DEEPAWALI TOUR (02NIGHTS/03DAYS)

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Dev Deepawali (or Dev Diwali) is one of the biggest festivals of this holy city Benares (Varanasi), an
annual festival of light and fervour celebrated on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartik 15 days
after Diwali. On the occasion of Dev Diwali, the stairs at the ghat were decorated with flowers and
artists created rangolis and painted pots.

The festival of lights of the God is prominent in the world. Some 15 lakh earthen lamps were lit on the
ghats of Ganga to mark the beginning of celebrations of Kartik Purnima. Many classical dancers also
performed during the event. Dev Diwali is meant to be a celebratory function after Diwali when a large
number of lamps are lit on the banks of rivers and other ghats on Kartik Purnima, where the entire city
of Varanasi comes alive. the temples abuzz with special poojas and people dressed in their traditional
best, celebrating the festival of lights. This evening, get astounded by the spectacle that is Dev Diwali
which is sure to give you goosebumps. Hop on a boat and row past the endless rows of lights along the
Ghats. The ganga ghats glows in the thousands of lit lamps(diyas). Enjoy Dev Diwali Fest with Lamps or
Diyas, Known as Deepdaan at Ghats with our professionalized tour guides.

DURATION : 02NIGHTS/03DAYS

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive Varanasi + Sarnath Tour
Arrive at Varanasi airport in the afternoon(flight timings to be advise), Once you arrive at
the airport met & assist by our Aradhya Travels representative outside the exit gate.
Transfer to the Hotel for refreshment. Post lunch at the hotel.
We leave for a day excursion to Sarnath- a place where Lord Buddha delivered his first
sermon to his disciples in deer park. We cover the buddhist sites – Dhamekha Stupa,
Chaukhandi Stupa & archaeological museum.
Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Varanasi sights + Dev Dipawali by Boat ride
Morning boat ride on the river Ganges, a mystical & spiritual experience you will have
watching locals/devotees offering water & flowers to the Sun God. Return back to hotel for
breakfast. Later visit the most religious temples- Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Shri Tulsi Manas Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Sankat Mochan temple(Hanuman Temple), Durga Devi
Temple & Banaras Hindu University.
Evening head towards the important ceremony on River Ganges to enjoy Dev Diwali fest
with lamps(diyas). Enjoy the picturesque view of ghats alongside on the boat. The Ghats
immersed into the light of small candles decorated on this festive night. You will get a
chance to view people flowing thousands of Diyas(lamps) in the holy water of river Ganges
dedicating to their Gods as per rituals , beliefs & culture.
Capture Special photography session & enjoy the photography of unique & decorated ghats
which adds to your long life a memory of your visit during Dev Diwali in Varanasi.

Day 03: Varanasi Depart
After breakfast pick up from the hotel & transfer to the airport to connect your onward
flight.

Departure & Return Location

John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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