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Varanasi is also regarded as ‘center of pilgrimage’ where moksh or salvation is sure. A famous pilgrimage spot of Hindus, Kashi is quite a popular tourist destination of India tours. People believe that taking a holy dip in Ganges will wash their sins and help in attaining salvation. Regarded as the abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati, Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities of world.

There are many places of interest in Varanasi that offer unique experience on Varanasi Tours. Varanasi tour packages are customized as per travelers’ needs and budget to give them a lifetime experience. Tourist Attractions in Varanasi includes it famous ghats, temples, forts, cultural centers and structural monuments. Offering an exclusive travel experience, Varanasi is frequented by many tourists round the year. However, the best time to visit Varanasi is November to March.

Varanasi is one of India's oldest and holiest cities. It is also a famous centre for silk and cotton weaving. A boat ride on the river Ganges at dawn is a spiritually uplifting sight, enabling one to observe the rituals being performed by the devotees on the banks (ghats). Other places of interest are the Bharat Mata Temple which instead of deities houses one of the most perfect relief maps of India carved out of marble, Yishweshwara Temple - Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Benares Hindu University - a centre of education in Indian art, culture and music. Nearby Sarnath is an important pilgrimage point for all Buddhists as it was in the deer park that Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon.

Places of interest

Varanasi tourism is pepped up by fabulous places of interest in Varanasi. Among the famous things to see in Varanasi are its temples and religious centers. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Monkey Temple, and Bharat Mata Temple are worth visiting for unique architecture. Alamgir Mosque is yet another tourist site of Varanasi that is famous.

As this city is popular as ‘City of Ghats’ you must see the captivating ghats of Varanasi. Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Asi Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat, Chaumsathi Ghat, Kedar Ghat, Panchganga Ghat, Hanuman Ghat and Tulsi Ghat are very famous. On an excursion, you can also see Sarnath, Chunar Fort, Ramnagar Fort.


Things to do

Varanasi are quite exciting. You should see the enchanting Ganga Aarti held during sunset at the ghats. You can also enjoy a boat cruise in Ganges. Offering prayers sitting in the boat is amazing during the prayer session. These aartis are spectacular event to see. Besides relish local preparations like sweets and namkeens which are too delicious to savor.

Shopping tours

Additionally, not only religious tours, but shopping tours in Varanasi are also quite popular. Silk weaving is indeed the most famous art of Varanasi. So going back home without having a Varanasi saree is not possible for ladies.

The world-famous gold and silver brocades and richly worked saris are known to have passed on from generations. In addition to this, you can also buy brassware, copperware, wooden and clay toys and antique designs of heavy gold jewelry in Varanasi. Hand-knit carpets from Mirzapur, musical instruments, the 'khatta-meetha' mango (sweet 'n' sour) 'Langda Aam' in summers, Varanasi pan kamandalam' or brass water pot is a must have here.

How to reach

Varanasi might not bother you. If you are planning to fly to Varanasi, there are daily domestic flights to and from Varanasi to several cities in India. International tourists can land in Delhi and board a connecting flight. If railways are your choice, then there are two railway stations in Varanasi to connect it other major cities of state and India. Varanasi has a good network of roads. Frequent public and private buses and road transport to all the major cities on Uttar Pradesh.






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