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Sunrise On The Ganges – Varanasi


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Varanasi once known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, is a historical city in northern India. Varanasi is one of the oldest existing city of the world.  The holy city Varanasi, believed to be founded by Lord Shiva about 5000 years ago,

is placed picturesquely on the west bank of Holy Ganges River and is one of the most revered religious destinations in India. The city is visited by hordes of pilgrims every year. Interesting legends and myths linger in Ghats of river. Tourist can visit the ancient temples of the holy city and get a glimpse of Hindu monks in saffron. Enjoy a boat ride along the sacred river Ganges and watch devotees take a holy dip in the river.
Ganga Aarti at Dasaswamedh Ghat is a show stopper. It is on the 'must do' list of every tourist. The big fire lit lamps look beautiful as darkness envelops the area. The importance of the Varanasi (Kashi) lies in the religious belief that those who die in the area in the Kashi city bounded by the Panch Kashi Road will attain the salvation. Many philosophers and scholars had been in Varanasi to understand the divine life style of Hinduism and virtues of Hindu beliefs. It is a prime centre of art, craft, education and culture.  The lusting green vegetation on the banks of the river in Varanasi is very attractive. The place is enriched with many ancient temples like Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Kal Bhairava temple, Durga Kund, and Annapoorna temple.

Must Visit Attractions -

  1. Kaal Bhairav Temple
  2. Nepali Hindu Temple
  3. Alamagir Mosque
  4. Man Mandir Observatory
  5. Tulsi Manas Temple
  6. Durga Temple
  7. Banaras Hindu University
  8. Sarnath
  9. Ram Nagar Fort
  10. Gowdi Matha Temple

Popular Ghats-

  • Narad Ghat
  • Panchganga Ghat
  • Manikarnika Ghat
  • Dasaswamedh Gha
  • Rana Ghat
  • Kedar Ghat
  • Harishchandra Ghat
  • Hanuman Ghat
  • Shivala Ghat
  • Tulsi Ghat
  • Assi Ghat

Additional Info

State: Uttar Pradesh
District: Varanasi
Famous for/as: Pilgrim, Jyotirlinga
Languages: Hindi, English
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 30-45°C, Winter 5-15°C
Altitude: 80 m
Pincode: 221xxx
STD code: 0542

  1. Kaal Bhairav Temple
  2. Nepali Hindu Temple
  3. Alamagir Mosque
  4. Man Mandir Observatory
  5. Tulsi Manas Temple
  6. Durga Temple
  7. Banaras Hindu University
  8. Sarnath
  9. Ram Nagar Fort
  10. Gowdi Matha Temple

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