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Situated on the western banks of the holy Ganges , also famous as, ‘Kashi or Benaras , This eternal city is believed to be the place that provides man the answers to the penultimate quest for salvation and enlightenment.  

Its present name is derived from Varuna and Assi the two tiny monsoon rivers between which the city lies.The long series of ghats along the River Ganga are always crowded with devotees.

This is the real Varanasi , 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 Ganga is considered to be a rite of purification, with the power to purge all sins.

Places of Interest  

Vishwanath Temple

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 Temple ' . This temple was built in 1777, by Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore .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.

Bharat Mata Temple

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 India The symmetry of design and scale of the map catches your attention.

Durga Temple   

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. 

Banaras Hindu University

A short rickshaw ride from the Durga temple is the Banaras Hindu University , one of the oldest educational centres in India &a centre for the study of Indian art, culture, music and Sanskrit. This University it houses Bharat Kala Bhavan , Museum & New Vishwanatha Temple . In the museum there is a rich collection of Mughal miniature paintings and brocade textiles.

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. 

Gyanvapi Mosque

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 origins.

Other places to visit . . .

Other places of interest at Varanasi include , Annapurna Temple , Manmandir, Tulsi Manas Mandir Sankat Mochan Temple etc .


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 to March

How To Get There Varanasi is located in Uttarprodesh
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Connected by air to Delhi , Agra , Khajuraho, Calcutta and Kathmandu
By Train 
Linked by rail all the major towns in the area 
By Road 
Agra (565 kms), Allahabad (122 kms), Delhi (765 kms)

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