Varanasi Travel: One of the oldest city of India
Welcome to the holy city of Varanasi. Varanasi is one of the most ancient cities of India. Varanasi is also known as Benaras, Kashi and Temple City of India. The temple city of Varanasi located on the bank of Ganga – the most sacred river of India. It is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The sacred city of Varanasi is globally famous for its various temples, and religious significance. It was the ancient seat of learning. It is also known for its rich art & culture and history.
Being one of the most ancient cities of the world and a very popular Hindu pilgrimage spot, the holy city of Varanasi is visited by a large number of tourists every year from all around the world. The predominant feature of Varanasi is spiritualism, Hinduism, mysticism, and Indian philosophy. One can see these features of Varanasi in the form of its various sects, ashrams, temples, and ghats. The holy city of Varanasi is not only associated with Hinduism but also with Jainism and Buddhism. One can see Buddhist Stupas and Jain Temples here besides numerous Hindu Temples. Varanasi is also a perfect destination to observe the age-old Indian civilization. During tours to Varanasi, one can see archaeological museum at Sarnath. The museum contains copious remains of past. Here one can see the National Emblem of India, the Ashoka Pillar.
Though the predominant feature of Varanasi is Hinduism, there are several temples which are the main attractions of Varanasi. The Ghats of Ganga River are the major spots of religious activities. The Ghats of Ganga are also the major attractions of Varanasi. During a travel in Varanasi, one can also see the Alamgir Mosque which is the fine blend of Mughal and Hindu architectural styles. Some major and worth visiting attractions of Varanasi are Vishvanath Temple, Durga Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, and Tulsi Manas Temple. Some major Ghats of Varanasi are Tulsi Ghat, Assi Ghat, Harish Chandra Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, and Dasaswamedh Ghat.
The holy city of Varanasi is also known for its fairs and festivals. The city is considered as the cultural capital of India. It has been a learning centre for Hinduism, Indian Philosophy, and spiritualism. Some major festival of Varanasi which are celebrated in the city with full dedication and devotion are Bharat Milap, Dev Deepavali, Ram Leela, Maha Shivratri, Dushehra, Mahavir Jayanti, Hanuman Jayanti, Ram Leela, Buddha Purnima, Nag Nathaiya, and Nakkatayya. Some other attractions of Varanasi are Benaras Hindu University (popularly called as BHU), Archaeological Museum, Bharat Kala Mandir, Ramnagar Fort, Sarnath, and many more.
How to reach Varanasi:
By Air: The holy city of Varanasi is well-connected by air with all the major cities of India.
By Rail: Varanasi is well-connected by rail with the all the major cities of Uttar Pradesh and neighboring states. It is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Patna, and other cities.
By Road: Varanasi is well-connected by bus services with all the major cities of Uttar Pradesh and nearby states.