Varanasi is a famous tourist place for many good reasons. The city of the Ghats have a series of stories that goes back many centuries before. The tourism in Varanasi is very obvious, because it is a destination where many pilgrims come. The Holy City offers a vast range of tourist destinations to plan a vacation in India.
The main attraction in Varanasi that is also known as Kashi, are the Varanasi Ghats, the Church of St. Mary, the Bharat Kala Museum, the Ram Nagar Durg, the Hindu University of Benaras, the Nandeshwar Kothi, etc. Apart from these places, the destinations of the pilgrimages in Kashi are the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the Tulsi Manas Temple, the Bharat Mata Temple and the Durga Temple. The visit to the surroundings of Varanasi includes Chunar, Sarnath, Jaunpur. The Chandra Prabha and Kaimoor wildlife sanctuaries are two tourist spots that should not be overlooked by adventure lovers.
There is accommodation in most of Varanasi, and it is equipped with modern amenities. There are a lot of options to stay. Starting with tourist lodge, Varanasi has medium-quality places and Dharmashala that offer accommodation and food at reasonable prices.
Fairs and festivals are present throughout Varanasi most of the year , some of them are Kartik Purnima, Buddh Purnima, Ganga Festival, Ramlila, Bharat Milap, Hanumat Jayanti, Nakkatyya, Panch Koshi Parikrama and Mahashivratri.
Places to visit in Varanasi
The temples are one of the biggest attractions of Varanasi . Most of the temples are located in the old part of the city along the endless streets. The most famous temple is the temple of Kash Vishwanatha, where the deity worshiped is Lord Shiva. I could not miss an aarti night in the temple.
Ghaats along the Ganges
The Ganges River is part of the sacred city. The bank of the river is surrounded by huge pavilions made of a series of concrete that stop downhill just towards the body of the river, these are called Ghats, which are the main tourist attraction of Varanasi. The ghasses of Dashashwamedha, Asi, Barnasangam, Panchganga and Manikarnika, are some of the most remarkable and beautiful ghats of Varanasi. There are many legends that surround their beauty with mysticism. Take a boat early in the morning along the river, shows a horde of people who come to take a bath in the river and worship the rising sun.
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Near Varanasi, Sarnath is located where Lord Buddha pronounced his first sermon after he attained enlightenment. Emperor Aśoka erected a stupa in this place. Some other Buddhist monuments were established in Sarnath. Actually in this place a serene atmosphere is perceived. The Buddha Purnima festival is celebrated in this place with great joy.