This is the real
, with its godmen in saffron, the echoes of the shlokas, bathing pilgrims with
prayers on their chilled and stuttering lips, the shoreline with flames lapping up
towards the sky where the dead are sent to heaven - a thousand sights and smells
assault and overwhelm you.
Realy it is an amazing experience as you either walk
along or brave the waters. A dip in the
is considered to be a rite of purification, with the power to purge all sins.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva , it is
the holiest place in the city .Its spire with a tone of gold plating ,thus also
known as ' Golden
' . This temple was built in 1777, by Ahilya Bai Holkar of
.The roof was gold-plated by the blessing of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1835. In the
inner sanctum, the shivling is enshrined atop a golden altar.
This temple on vidya-peetha Road
is dedicated to Mother India, and was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. It is a
unique temple having the carved out marble map of
The symmetry of design and scale of the map catches your attention.
Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the
consort of Shiva, the shrine was constructed in 18th century. Its unique design of
small spires converging at the summit into one, symbolically represents that
everything has to ultimately merge in the Supreme Being.
A short rickshaw ride from the
Durga temple is the
, one of the oldest educational centres in
&a centre for the study of Indian art, culture, music and Sanskrit. This
University it houses Bharat Kala Bhavan ,
Museum & New
. In the museum there is a rich collection of Mughal miniature paintings and
Ramnagar Fort and Museum
A 17th - century fort, Ram Nagar
is the home of the Maharaja of Banaras,was built by Maharaj Balwant Singh and is
situated across the river to the south of the city.The fort has a temple and a
museum within the grounds, the temple being dedicated to Veda Vyasa,The museum’s
collection includes of interesting vintage silver and brocade palanquins, howdahs,
a replica of the royal bed and an armoury of swords and guns.
The monument is an architectural
wonder, with minarets, which are 71 m in height.The Gyanvapi Mosque was raised by
Aurangzeb It is only the rear portions of the mosque that give away its Hindu
Other places to visit . .
Other places of interest at
Summer in Varanasi
ranges from March to May,with temperatures ranging from a
maximum of 45°C and and
the monsoons from July to Augusta minimum of 15°C. Winter here lasts from October to
February, with temperatures rising to a maximum of with
temperatures at 30°C.
The best time to visit :- The best
time to visit Varanasi is between October
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