The spirit of Varanasi is its culture and the lifeline is the river Ganga. Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
The holy city of India, is also known by the name of Kashi and Banaras. Considered as the house of Lord Shiva, Varanasi is situated on the banks of River Ganga. The river Ganga is believed to have the power of washing away all of one’s sins.
It is also known as the spiritual capital of India. Many Hindu pilgrims come here to take bath in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. There are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Viswanath, the “Golden Temple,” dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva are found across the street of the city.
The boat ride on the Ganges across the Ghats and the evening Aarti of Mata Ganga is a popular tourist attraction. The Dashashwamedh Ghat is the main and the oldest Ghat of Varanasi located, close to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Never forget to spend the morning for boat ride and the evening to enjoy the Aaarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat. Apart from this there are other places near Varanasi like Saranath is worth to be visited.
How to reach;
Varanasi is well connected with almost all major cities of India by Air, Rail & Road.