The holy and sacred town of Varanasi is nestled on the banks of river Ganga and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pilgrims from every corner of India and all over the world flock at this spiritual place to worship Lord Shiva and get rid of their sins. Furthermore, you can also visit the Hindu pilgrimage city of Gaya and Buddhist pilgrimage land called Bodhgaya to witness some other religious attractions with the Varanasi Gaya Tour Packages. Gaya is one of the most sacred places in Hinduism as Hindus are supposed to offer their prayers and perform certain rituals over there for their deceased family members. Bodhgaya is a holy place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment and Kashi is the sacred land of Lord Shiva and thus, this package covers...read more >>
This is the first day of your Varanasi trip. After your arrival at the Varanasi Airport/Railway station you will be transferred to your accommodation. We suggest you to book your flight/train in such way that you reach a bit early (10-11 am) on this day to Varanasi.
Post check in and freshening up at the hotel, we will begin our day trip with Sarnath where Gautama Buddha gave his first teaching to his five students post enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Lately, return to Kashi and embark upon the Kashi temple tour. Over there we will visit various sacred temples such as Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Kashi Vishalakshi Devi temple and Maata Annapurna Temple and the ancient Ganga Ghats. Witness the divine Ganga Aarti in the evening and you may also opt for boating in the Ganges. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Early in the morning, we begin our journey to Bodhgaya, a site where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. Check-in to the hotel and take some rest. In the late afternoon, we head towards Mahabodhi Main Temple to visit the temple complex and the Bodhi Tree beneath which Buddha attained enlightenment. You may also make a visit to the various Buddhist monasteries at Bodhgaya. To visit the other monasteries you will need to hire an electric rickshaw on direct payment basis as no commercial vehicle is allowed for local sightseeing in that zone. Stay overnight in Bodhgaya.
This is the third day of your Varanasi Bodhgaya Tour with us. In the morning after you complete your breakfast, we head to Rajgir to visit World peace pagoda, hot water springs and from the Peace Pagoda we will see Gridhakuta Parvat (Vulture’s Peak) also. It is a holy place where Lord Buddha spent a considerable amount of time of his life and delivered two sermons. En route back from there and you will get to see the remains of Bimbisar Jail.
We will also visit the ruins of the Nalanda University which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and happens to be one of the greatest seat of learning in ancient India. Later, we get transit to Bodhgaya and stay there overnight.
In the morning, we drive back to the spiritual city – Varanasi and our representative will drop you at the Varanasi airport or railway station, completing your ongoing tour with us.
In order to book your tour, you need to pay the 50% amount of the tour package.
Then, you will receive payment acknowledgment and the hotel confirmation voucher within one week of payment.
Furthermore, when you head for your trip, you need to pay the remaining 50% of the amount after your check-in to the hotel.
In order to cancel your trip, you must submit notice with the booking lead name in-written at our office. You can also send a mail requesting to cancel your tour and we will refund your tour amount after deducting the cancellation charges. We charge you some cancellation amount based on some set scale in order to cover our unexpected loss and it should be paid by you or your traveling partner.
If you cancel your trip in between the booking date and 30 days prior to the departure date, 30% of the booked tour package cost is chargeable.
If you submit a notice regarding the cancellation of your tour from 30-15 days prior to the departure date, we charge you 50% of the desired tour package cost.
If you cancel your tour between 15 to 7 days of the tour departure date, you will be charged with 75% of the tour package cost.
And if you cancel your trip within 5 days of the departure date, we charge you the total tour package cost i.e. 100%.
White Stork Holidays accept written cancellation requests only on working days. No tour cancellation requests are accepted on Sundays. If you send the cancellation request on Sunday, then it would be considered with the date of the next working day i.e. Monday. If you have booked your tour during Christmas and New Year period i.e. 20th December to 5th January and requested to cancel it, then the amount is not refundable. Rather, you can postpone your tour with the same tour package and avail our services anytime within one year from the booking date.
If we face any unexpected situations, then White Stork Holidays reserve the right to do any changes in your holiday tour program. If you are not ready to accept particular changes made in your holiday trip which will be informed to you before the date of departure, we are ready to offer you similar and equivalent tour packages of the same price. Otherwise, we also allow you to choose the alternative tour package that is offered on sale and if there is any difference in the prices, the increase in amount compared to the tour package you have selected before will be paid by you or if there is any decrease in amount, it will be refunded by us. Else, if you wish, you can cancel your tour and get the refunded amount as per the above terms and conditions.
Circumstances Beyond Our Control: -
We are not responsible for any circumstances beyond our control like war, airport closures, the threat of war, epidemic, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, civil unrest, bad weather, and might be any. If any such situations take place, we might change your holiday tour date or we cannot provide our holiday services and you have to suffer the loss or damage. Furthermore, White Stork Holidays does not pay any compensation, cover losses for any amount, and reimburse expenses, or take the responsibility under such conditions.
Your Responsibilities: -
We expect all our customers to enjoy their holiday trip to the fullest. At the same time, it is very important that you need to take care of your actions too. If any of our team members in authority believes that your actions might trouble, upset, disturb other travelers, and if you damage the property, then we have the right to terminate your contract and end your holiday tour. In addition, you and the other people traveling with you from your side are not allowed to use the booked accommodation, transport and other facilities that are part of the tour package. Also, white stork holidays will not refund you any amount or provide compensation for terminating your contract and the other costs for damaging the property need to be paid by you. Alternatively, you may be allowed to continue your holiday tour but with the penalty of the amount imposed on you.
In addition to the above actions and effects, you must keep in mind that you are responsible for your safety and the condition of the property you occupy. Also, when you head to the tourist places with a particular tour package, we are not responsible for the accidents caused due to your inappropriate behavior that can result in an injury.
We want you to experience a peaceful and happy journey with us. In addition, you can have or drink alcohol which would be a part of your enjoyment. But, you are solely responsible for your actions, and the injury, loss or damage that you cause to others after having alcohol.
We and other traveling people included in the journey will be there to hold you, but you individually or other people from your end will be liable for the damage caused to the furniture and any other materials located in the accommodation and will be charged for creating the loss. If you find any breakage defects or damage in the provided accommodation area, it is your responsibility to inform an appropriate person immediately. Thus, you are responsible for the damage caused due to your actions in your trip, and white stork holidays will not accept liability for the damage caused in the accommodation area due to your inappropriate behavior. Also, we have the right to withdraw any services or facilities as a result of your actions.