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4 Days Ayodhya Varanasi Tour Package from Lucknow

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Tour Highlights

  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple

  • Dashashwamedh Ghat

  • Manikarnika Ghat

  • Assi Ghat

  • Durga Temple

  • Bharat Mata Temple

  • Ram Janmabhoomi darshan

  • Hanuman blessings at Garhi

  • Historic Nageshwarnath Temple

  • Optional Saryu Aarti ceremony

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3 Night 4 Days Ayodhya Varanasi Tour Package from Lucknow

Immerse yourself in the spiritual heartland of India with Vrindavan Packages' Ayodhya-Varanasi tour package from Lucknow. This 4-day itinerary unveils the rich history and profound religious significance of these sacred cities. Explore the legendary birthplace of Lord Rama in Ayodhya, visiting the revered Ram Janmabhoomi and Hanuman Garhi temples. Witness the captivating Aarti ceremony in Varanasi and experience the serenity of the Ganges River on a sunrise boat ride. Delve into the city's rich Buddhist heritage at the Sarnath Museum and experience the vibrant culture through guided tours and local markets. Travel comfortably with an experienced driver and knowledgeable guide, ensuring a memorable and enriching journey. Book your Ayodhya-Varanasi tour package from Lucknow today and embark on a transformative spiritual experience.

Day 1 Arrival (Kucknoe to Ayodhya 150 km

  • Morning: After a delicious breakfast at your Lucknow hotel, our warm hospitality and experienced driver will welcome you.

  • Mid-morning: Depart for Ayodhya, the legendary birthplace of Lord Rama, steeped in profound religious significance.

  • Afternoon: Upon arrival, check into your comfortable hotel and freshen up.

  • Afternoon: Embark on a guided tour of Ayodhya, visiting the following sites:

    • Ram Janmabhoomi: The sacred site believed to be Lord Rama's birthplace.

    • Hanuman Garhi: A revered temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Rama's loyal devotee.

    • Kanak Bhawan: Believed to be the palace gifted by King Dasharatha to Queen Sita.

    • Ghats of the Sarayu River: Witness the serenity of the river and observe the daily rituals performed by pilgrims.

  • Evening: Enjoy a traditional vegetarian dinner at a local restaurant, savoring the authentic flavors of the region.

Day 2 Ayodhya - Varanasi (218 km, approx. 4.5 hours)

Day 3 Varanasi

  • Morning: After breakfast, bid farewell to Ayodhya and embark on your journey to Varanasi, the holy city on the banks of the Ganges River.

  • Afternoon: Upon arrival in Varanasi, check into your comfortable hotel and freshen up.

  • Afternoon: Immerse yourself in the spiritual essence of Varanasi with a guided walk through the narrow alleys of the old city. Witness the vibrant bazaars and learn about the unique traditions practiced here.

  • Evening: As the sun sets, experience the breathtaking Aarti ceremony at Dasaswamedh Ghat. Witness the mesmerizing spectacle of rhythmic chanting, diyas (lamps) floating on the Ganges, and prayers offered for blessings.

  • Early morning: Experience the ethereal beauty of the Ganges River on a sunrise boat ride. Witness the city come alive as the sun paints the sky in vibrant hues and observe the timeless rituals performed on the ghats.

  • Morning: After breakfast, visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the holiest Shiva temple in Varanasi. Witness the intricate architecture and experience the constant chanting of mantras and the fervent devotion of pilgrims.

  • Afternoon: Explore the Sarnath Museum, housing an impressive collection of Buddhist artifacts, offering insights into the city's rich Buddhist heritage.

  • Evening: Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant, reflecting on the experiences and memories gathered during your journey.

Day 4 Varanasi to Lucknow  (approx. 4.5 hours)

  • Morning: After breakfast, take a leisurely drive back to Lucknow, reminiscing about the captivating journey through Ayodhya and Varanasi.

  • Afternoon: Upon arrival in Lucknow, our services conclude, leaving you with an enriching experience and a deeper understanding of India's cultural tapestry.

  • Please note: This itinerary is a suggestion and can be customized based on your preferences and available duration. We offer various add-on activities like yoga classes, cooking demonstrations, and private tours to personalize your experience.

  • Vrindavan Packages: Your trusted partner for creating unforgettable spiritual journeys in India.

  • Contact us today and embark on your captivating Ayodhya - Varanasi tour from Lucknow!

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Unveiling the Spiritual Soul of India: Ayodhya-Varanasi Tour from Lucknow

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of India with Vrindavan Packages' Ayodhya-Varanasi tour from Lucknow. This carefully curated itinerary, spanning four days, offers a glimpse into the rich history, profound spiritual essence, and vibrant culture of these two iconic cities, considered sacred by millions.


Unveiling the Birthplace of Lord Rama: Ayodhya

Our journey begins in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, where you'll be greeted by our warm hospitality and experienced driver. After a delightful breakfast, we'll depart for Ayodhya, the legendary birthplace of Lord Rama, located approximately 140 kilometers (approx. 2.5 hours by road) from Lucknow.

Upon arrival, we'll check into your comfortable hotel and embark on a guided exploration of Ayodhya's sacred sites. This includes:

Here's a detailed breakdown of the major temples mentioned in the Ayodhya-Varanasi itinerary, along with some additional ones for a well-rounded understanding:


  • Ram Janmabhoomi: The most revered site in Ayodhya, believed to be the exact birthplace of Lord Rama. It holds immense spiritual and historical significance for Hindus worldwide. Following centuries of dispute and legal battles, a grand Ram Temple is currently under construction at this site.

  • Hanuman Garhi: A hilltop temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, known for his unwavering devotion to Lord Rama. The temple requires climbing a significant number of stairs and offers panoramic views of Ayodhya.

  • Kanak Bhawan: An ornate palace with beautiful architecture, believed to have been gifted to Sita, Lord Rama's wife, by his stepmother Kaikeyi. The temple houses idols of Rama and Sita, and its stunning interiors are worth admiring.


  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple: Arguably the most sacred Shiva temple in India, attracting pilgrims from across the country. The temple boasts intricate architecture, a gold-plated dome, and the Jyotirlinga, a revered representation of Lord Shiva.

  • Durga Temple: A prominent temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, built in the 18th century. It stands out with its red-ochre color and North Indian Nagara-style architecture.

  • Tulsi Manas Temple: Holds literary significance as the place where the saint-poet Tulsidas wrote the epic 'Ramcharitmanas', the Hindi retelling of the Ramayana. The temple features beautifully carved verses and scenes from the epic.

Sarnath (near Varanasi)

While not a temple, Sarnath is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, easily visited as a day trip from Varanasi.

  • Dhamek Stupa: This impressive cylindrical stupa marks the spot where Lord Buddha is believed to have given his first sermon after enlightenment.

  • Chaukhandi Stupa: Dating back to the Gupta period (5th century AD), this stupa was originally built to commemorate Lord Buddha's meeting with his first disciples.

Additional Important Temples in Varanasi

  • Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple: One of the oldest Hanuman temples in Varanasi, known for its large population of monkeys who reside on the temple premises.

  • Annapurna Devi Temple: Dedicated to Goddess Annapurna, the goddess of food and nourishment. It's located close to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

FAQs About Ayodhya Varanasi Tour Package From Lucknow

Q: What is included in the Ayodhya-Varanasi tour package from Lucknow?

A: Our package typically includes comfortable accommodation, professional drivers, knowledgeable guides, daily breakfast, and a curated itinerary covering major attractions and cultural experiences. Additionally, we offer optional add-on activities like yoga classes, cooking demonstrations, and private tours.


Q: How long is the Ayodhya-Varanasi tour?

A: Our standard itinerary lasts for 4 days, but we can customize it based on your preferences and available duration.


Q: What is the best time to visit Ayodhya and Varanasi?

A: The cooler months between October and March offer pleasant weather for sightseeing. However, both cities are vibrant year-round.


Q: Is the distance between Lucknow and Ayodhya far?

A: The distance between Lucknow and Ayodhya is approximately 140 kilometers, taking roughly 2.5 hours to reach by road.


Q: How far is Varanasi from Ayodhya?

A: The distance between Ayodhya and Varanasi is approximately 218 kilometers, taking approximately 4.5 hours to reach by road.


Q: What is the currency used in Ayodhya and Varanasi?

A: The Indian Rupee (INR) is the local currency. You can exchange your currency at banks or authorized money changers.

Accommodation and Transportation:


Q: What kind of accommodation is included in the package?

A: We offer a range of well-maintained hotels in different categories - budget, mid-range, and luxury - depending on your preference.


Q: How will we be transported during the tour?

A: We provide air-conditioned vehicles for airport/train station transfers and sightseeing within the cities. You can choose between different car options based on the number of travelers.

Visas and Other Documents:


Q: Do I need a visa to visit India?

A: Most nationalities require a visa to visit India. Please check the visa requirements for your country with the Indian embassy or consulate.


Q: What travel documents do I need to carry?

A: You need to carry a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity beyond your travel dates, along with a confirmed visa and travel insurance documents.

Safety and Culture:


Q: Is it safe to visit Ayodhya and Varanasi?

A: As with any travel destination, it's important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions like avoiding isolated areas at night. Vrindavan Packages prioritizes safety and provides guidance throughout the tour.


Q: What should I wear while visiting temples?

A: Modest clothing that covers shoulders and knees is recommended while visiting religious sites, respecting cultural sensitivities. It's advisable to carry a scarf or sarong for easy compliance.


Q: What are some things I should be mindful of while visiting Ayodhya and Varanasi?

A: Be respectful of local customs and traditions. Dress modestly, especially in religious places. Be aware of crowds, especially at ghats and temples.

Activities and Add-Ons:

  1. What are some recommended things to do in Ayodhya besides visiting temples?

  • Attend aarti at the Sarayu River ghats.

  • Explore the local markets and shops.

  • Visit the Ayodhya Research Institute.

  • Enjoy a traditional dance or music performance.

  1. What are some recommended things to do in Varanasi besides visiting temples?

  • Take a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges River.

  • Attend a traditional Ganga Aarti ceremony.

  • Explore the bustling bazaars and markets.

  • Visit the Sarnath Museum.

  • Learn the art of sari weaving.

Q: Do you offer any add-on activities to the tour package?

A: Yes, we offer various add-on activities like yoga classes, cooking demonstrations, private tours, cultural performances, and visits to lesser-known sites, allowing you to tailor your experience.

Q: How to plan Varanasi and Ayodhya trip?


  1. Decide: Dates, duration (min. 4 days) & season (cooler months preferred).

  2. Book: Flights/trains to Lucknow/Varanasi & accommodation (near ghats in Varanasi).

  3. Plan: Must-see attractions, activities & day trips (Sarnath, Prayagraj).

  4. Get: Visa well in advance.

  5. Pack: Respectful clothing, essentials & adapter if needed.

  6. Exchange: Currency to INR.

  7. Consider: Travel insurance & guided tours (Vrindavan Packages).

  8. Research: Local customs & traditions.

Q: How many days enough for Ayodhya?

A: Minimum 4 days (3 nights) recommended to comfortably explore both cities.

Q: How much does a Varanasi trip cost?

A: Varanasi trip can cost anywhere from ₹4000 to ₹50,000+, depending on your travel style (budget, mid-range, luxury), duration, and inclusions like flights and activities.


Q: How can I visit Ayodhya in one day?

A: Visiting Ayodhya in one day is possible, but it will be a whirlwind tour. You'd likely cover only the major sights like Ram Janmabhoomi, Hanuman Garhi, and the Sarayu River ghats. Consider a guided tour to maximize your time and efficiently explore the key attractions.

Q: How much does it cost for Ayodhya trip?

Similar to Varanasi, the cost of your Ayodhya trip depends on your travel choices and style. Expect a range of ₹4000 to ₹20,000+, excluding transportation costs.


Q: Is 2 days enough for Varanasi?

A: Two days is considered enough for a decent overview of Varanasi. You can cover major temples, witness the Aarti ceremony, and explore the ghats with this duration.


Q: What is the best time to visit Ayodhya?

A: The best time to visit Ayodhya is during the cooler months from October to March. However, the city is still welcoming year-round.


Q: Is one day sufficient for Ayodhya?

A: One day can be sufficient for a basic experience in Ayodhya, focusing on major attractions like Ram Janmabhoomi. However, for a deeper exploration and cultural immersion, consider 2 or more days.


Q: What is the time of darshan in Ayodhya?

A: Darshan timings vary for each temple in Ayodhya. Generally, they open around sunrise (5-6 AM) and close around sunset (7-8 PM). These timings may differ and change seasonally. Therefore, it's highly recommended to check the individual temple websites or contact them directly for the most accurate and up-to-date darshan timings.

Q: How far is Varanasi and Ayodhya?

A: The distance between Varanasi and Ayodhya is approximately 170 kilometers (102 miles).

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