Varanasi Tour

Varanasi Tour

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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Location - Varanasi is located on National highway Number 2 and is in between Delhi - Calcutta Route(Uttar Pradesh).

Also Known As - Kashi

Best Time To Visit - September to March.

Tourist Attractions - Religious places, Banaras Hindu University.

The ‘Holy City’ of Varanasi is one of the most sacred destinations for Hindus in India. Located on the banks of Ganges (which has been designated the status of ‘Mother’). Varanasi attracts numerous pilgrims throughout the year. Its origin dates back to several centuries and infact, a renowned author has even claimed that the origin of this city defeats the origin of history, tradition and legend, both individually and put together.

Today, the city has developed itself to keep pace with the modern trends, though it has by no means lost touch with the traditions and customs that have given it a distinct identity.

Major Tourist Attractions in Varanasi: The Ghats of Varanasi, The Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Banaras Hindu University, Tulsi Manas Temple etc.
The Ghats of Varanasi
Varanasi is considered a sacred place by the Hindus world over. The Holy Ganges, on the bank of which this ancient town islocated is also worshiped by the people. It is said that a bath in the holywater of Ganges purifies the body and soul of humans.

As such the Ghat of Varanasi are the most frequented place in the town. The number of Ghats in the town is around hundred that are categorised into the ones that are openfor bathing and another that serve as place for cremating dead bodies. Thereare also numerous temples beside the river bank that offer an opportunity tothe visitors to bow their heads before god. Tourists can also simply walk onthe ghats or take a ride in a boat.
The Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
The Kashi Viswanath dedicated to Lord Shiva is also known as the Golden Temple. In past, the temple has suffered from serious damages which were caused by the invadingtroops. However later, it was rebuilt and today, it is one of the major attractions of Varanasi.

The temple is ornate with gold platings (which is the reason why it is called the Golden Temple) and presents a beautiful opportunity to the tourists to explore the temple in detain.
Bharat Mata Temple, Varanasi
This temple has a novel concept asits background which is also quiet interesting. The temple is not dedicated to any god or goddess, rather it is a sort of tribute to the country as itis dedicated to Mother India.

The temple was inaugurated by the ‘Father of Nation’, Mahatma Gandhi and houses a marble statue of Mother India for the people to worship. The temple is worth visiting mainly because of its different and unique concept.
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Banaras Hindu University is not only the oldest but also the largestuniversity in entire India spreading over an area of 2000 acres. Established by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, this university offers courses on Indian art, culture, music andSanskrit.

Within the campus are the Bharat Kala Bhavan and a the hugeVishwanath temple. This is the only temple in Varanasi where entry is allowed to anyone interested. The rest of the temples allow entry on the basis of caste and creed. The Bharat Kala Bhavan is a store house of miniature paintings, sculptures (from first to fifteenth centuries), old photographs of Varanasi and brocade textiles.
Tulsi Manas Temple, Varanasi
The Tulsi Manas Temple is yet another famous attraction in the town of Varanasi which draws touriststowards it. Dedicated to Lord Rama, the temple stands at the same placewhere Goswami Tulsidas composed the famous epic of ‘Ramcharitmanas’ (based on the life of Lord Rama).

The temple was constructed by aphilanthropist family of Varanasi in 1964. The temple is worth visiting oncefor any tourist visiting the holy city of Varanasi.
How to reach Varanasi?
By Air - Varanasi has its own airport at a little distance away from the town known as the Babatpur airport. The city is well connected to all the major cities of the country like Delhi, Khajuraho, Lucknow and Mumbai.

By Rail - Varanasi has a railway station which connects it to all the major cities of the country. The nearby Mughal Sarai railway station is also an option. Few cities that are connected to Varanasi by rail are Ahmedabad, Cochin, Delhi, Gwalior, Kolkata, Madras, Mumbai, Tirupati and Puri.

By Road - Varanasi is situated on NH 2 which extends from from Kolkata to Delhi as such it is well connected to rest of the country by roads.
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