Things to do in Varanasi
Discover the ancient city of Varanasi, the religious capital of India, and partake in the Ganga Aarti, held on the banks of the River Ganges.
Varanasi is a city situated on the banks of the River Ganges in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and probably the oldest of India. The culture of Varanasi is closely associated with the River Ganges and the river’s religious importance.
Sunrise Boat in Ganges
Visit the river Ganges at sunrise when pilgrims and devotees flock to the river to worship the rising sun, starting their day with a dip in the holy river. A boat trip along the Ganges is a quintessential experience and is the best way to explore Ghats. In the early morning the light is nothing less than spectacular and should not be missed.
Evening Aarti Ceremony
As dusk falls you will be taken into the heart of Varanasi to visit the Ghats, which line the banks of the sacred Ganges. Your guide will walk you in & around the ghats and the hectic streets which lead back from the waterfront. Watch as lamps are lit and circled by pandits (Hindu priests), accompanied by lively dance and songs of devotion.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple
The beating heart of Varanasi, Vishwanath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the holiest of the 12 revered jyotirlingas in the country. One of the most famous Hindu temples, even its glimpse is said to be auspicious. Varanasi is thus known as the city of Lord Shiva. The temple has 800 kg of gold plating on its tower
Local Market Walk
Explore the vibrant markets of Varanasi, walk through the narrow lanes of the city, areas that still reflect the essence of a bygone, get acquainted with its legacy and discover its rustic charm. You will get a chance to explore the famous Spice Market, Perfume Market and the Kachori Gali (street food market).
A pilgrimage place for Buddhists, Sarnath features a number of temples and completely serene surroundings with its various historically significant, architectural marvels. To name a few attractions, we have, Ashoka's Pillar, Dharma Stupa built by Emperor Ashoka and many more.
Best Hotels in Varanasi
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