Varanasi is a rich blend of philosophy and religion scattered with numerous ghats and temples. Also known by the name of Kashi and Banaras it is the oldest living city in India. For years, Varanasi has become a primary spot for pilgrimage tours. Travelers visit this holy land for self-discovery and peace. Due to its popularity, Varanasi has been spotted by international travelers who fervently Book Varanasi city tour package to explore the holy town.
River Ganga a prominent tourist attraction in Varanasi
The sacred river Ganga is worshipped as the Goddess Ganga. A famous mythology attached to its existence states that it is considered as the river of Lord Rama and also finds mention in the Rig-Veda. It flows through the Varanasi city and when you visit the banks of the river, you can see a large number of spiritual priests and gurus performing various rituals. Millions of pilgrims visit this place every year and they take a dip in the River Ganges to wash away all the sins. During your Varanasi Ganga Aarti Tour get acquainted with the religious essence of the sacred city.
Places to see in Varanasi, which you should not miss at any cost
- Dasaswamedh Ghat: Situated on the banks of the river Ganges the ghat has a religious significance. It is dotted with numerous temples and religious sites for performing various rituals and religious activities. Watching evening Aarti at the ghat should be your prime aim for a remarkable experience.
- Kashi Vishwanath Temple: Popular among devotees, the temple is dedicated to Vishwanath Jyotirlinga, who is one of the incarnations of Lord Shiva. The temple has two domes that are covered in gold, which was donated by Punjab Kesari Maharaja Ranjeet Singh.
- Ramnagar Fort: Built in red sandstone the fort reverberate the beauty of Hindu architecture. Inside the fort premises, you can explore the museum showcasing a rare collection of royal articles that include vintage cars, swords, guns, antique clocks and more.
- Banaras Hindu University:- It is a center of learning and its campus spread across 5 km. Inside the campus, you will find Bharat Kala Bhavan, a museum that exhibits an amazing compilation of paintings, manuscripts, and sculptures.
Apart from its spiritual significance, Varanasi has also made a mark in the art and culture field. Also, referred to as the cultural capital of India, the dominance of ancient history, mythology, and art is more prevalent in Varanasi. While you are booking Varanasi tour packages, make sure to add a shopping in your to-do list as the city is distinguished for its Silk saris, handicrafts, and souvenir collection.