Varanasi, famous for its incredible temples, rivers and fort is one of the adored destinations of India. From time immoral, Varanasi is in limelight because of its tradition, Banarasi silk, jewellery, woodcraft, art, ghats, literature, music and brassware. Above all, it brags its exclusive culture infused with high religious fervor to the tourist. Varanasi holds an eminent place among the followers for its sacred practice, rich culture and strict adherence to Hinduism. Further, Varanasi is the most accepted pilgrimage for Hindus as it is assumed that those who are incinerate here, get liberated from the cycle of the birth and death. Therefore, a trip to Varanasi mostly tops the list of many travelers coming to India.
The oldest city of the world, Varanasi houses many Hindu temples, Buddhist Stupas as well as Jain Temples. The beauty and interiors of these sacred places are truly mesmerizing. One should definitely visit this beautiful state, at least once in his lifetime. Also, the city shelters one of the most beautiful and holy rivers of India, River Ganges; the river plays an important role in the history of India. The Ganges is the revered river to Indians and is also a salvation to millions of Hindus, who live in Varanasi and rely completely on the river for their daily needs. The river is respected as the goddess Ganga by the Indians and other people. If you haven’t visited the place yet, then it’s high time you plan your Varanasi tours.
The riverbank is also the main centre of many other activities, comprising small tradition walks, shops and other merchandise. Bharat Kala Kendra, Ramnagar Fort, Jantar Mantar, Chunar Fort, and Chandraprabha Fort are some of the eminent tourist spots of Varanasi. There are a lot of renowned temples in Varanasi that are known for its tranquility and architecture, like Sankat Mochan Temple, Durga Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Tusli Manas Temple, and Vishwanath temple etc. Further, there are about 100 ghats in Varanasi; most of them are built under Maratha rule. Marathas, Shindes, Holkars, Bhonsles, and Peshwes present themselves as patrons in today’s time. Some of the ghats in Varanasi are used for bathing purposes, whereas other ghats are used as cremation grounds. Further, most of the ghats are connected with legends or myths; on the other hand many ghats are privately possessed.
If you are a history lover, then you can visit famous museums of Varanasi which exhibits many historical artifacts. One of the known museums of Varanasi, Archaeological museum, shelters many distinct and rare properties. The museum was built by the Government to house many precious antiquities. Sir John Marshall, who was the Director General of Archaeology in India, compelled government to construct the museum. The museum got completed in the year 1910. Gradually, it became the center of attraction and people from all over the world stated visiting the museum. Well! You can certainly get close to this holy city by availing a trip to Varanasi. So, book yourself to the Varanasi tours and enjoy sacred ambience, beautiful temples, River Ganges and elegant forts, there.