“The City of Light”
It is the sacred city which attracts millions of devotees to its mystic religious shrines. Varanasi is known to have been built by Lord Shiva himself and, thus, gains its reputation as a center of religious learning. From the left-hand side banks of Ganges, the path that leads into the city is a maze of alleyways with tall houses and temples on both sides. It is a sight to behold, indeed.
The best way to understand Varanasi is by booking Classic Varanasi Tours with us. This tour package includes everything that Varanasi has to offer. As this city is best known for its picturesque river bank that extends long enough to have various bathing points, called ‘Ghats’, for pilgrims. The scenic view of sages offering prayers to the rising Sun is a favorite of photographers. With our Varanasi sight- seeing tours you can see it all for yourself.
Best Destinations in Varanasi
The Dasashvamedh Ghat
A direct translation of this name yields the phrase “sacrifice of ten horses”. It is believed that Brahma performed this rite to make way for Shiva to return to this city after his banishment. The sight of pilgrims offering their prayers while submerged in the water has become the face of India.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple
It is the holiest temple dedicated to Shiva. It was reconstructed in the 18th century.
It was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the 17th century upon a ruined temple.
It is considered as one of the finest museums in India and houses ancient relics and sculptures that take you back in time. The Archaeological Museum is another interesting place to visit.
Banaras Hindu University
The largest boarding university in Asia, it has residential students from all over India.
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