Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited city on earth is among the most revered religious destinations in India

Varanasi the religious destination in India

Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited city on earth is among the most revered religious destinations in India

Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited city on earth, also known as Kashi and Banaras, is located in Uttar Pradesh on the banks of river Ganga, Varanasi is among the most revered religious destinations in India.

The city gets its name from two rivers, Varuna and Assi, and is famous for the bathing ghats along the banks of river Ganga. Pilgrims throng these ghats to take a holy dip to wash themselves of their sins. Varanasi has been synonymous with the majestic river Ganga and its numerous rivulets. The Ganga Aarti held every evening at Dasashwamedha Ghat is a sight to behold.

Main attractions in Varanasi
Kashi Vishwanath temple
Kashi Vishwanath, a manifestation of Lord Shiva, is the patron deity of Varanasi. The idol is a jyotirlinga, one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India.

Bharat Kala Bhavan
Bharat Kala Bhavan is located inside the Banaras Hindu University campus. It displays India’s heritage and preserves the past of the nation.

Banaras Hindu University
Banaras Hindu University is one of the largest universities in the world and a prime attraction in Varanasi.

Assi Ghat
Assi Ghat is the southern most ghat in Varanasi. It is located at the confluence of Ganga and Assi rivers.

Ramnagar Fort
Located near Ganges river on its eastern bank, Ramnagar fort is a structure in Varanasi built in 1750 by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh.

Dashashwamedh Ghat
Dashashwamedh Ghat is one of the oldest and most important ghats in Varanasi.

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