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Varanasi

Varanasi, also known as Kashi or Banaras, is considered one of the oldest living cities in the world. It is believed that Varanasi has been founded over 4000 years ago. The name Varanasi is after the names of two rivers Varuna & Assi. During the time of Gautam Buddha Varanasi was the capital of Kingdom Kashi and was a commercial hub too. Excavations at Aktha and Ramnagar, two sites in the vicinity of the city, unearthed artefacts dating back to 1800 BCE, supporting the view that the area was inhabited by this time.

It is a world-famous pilgrim destination and visitors here come from all around the globe to find their spiritual peace. The aroma and ambience of the place will drag you back into the times of ancient India. This place is situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga.

Tourists and pilgrims come here from all over the world to explore Hindu beliefs, customs and centuries-old culture. It is the place where Hindus perform their last rites. Varanasi is also famous all over the world for its ivory work, perfumes and silk fabrics.

Explore & Experience-

EXPLORE (Places to visit):

  • Dashashwamedh Ghat
  • Kedar Ghat
  • Assi Ghat
  • Manikarnika Ghat
  • Shivala Ghat
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Sarnath
  • Dhameka Stupa
  • Ashoka Pillar
  • Bharat Mata Mandir
  • Ramnagar Fort

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE (Things to do):

  • Ganges River Aarti ceremony
  • Boat ride on the Ganges at sunrise
  • Strolling on the ghats
  • Dev Deepawali festival
  • Yoga & meditation
  • Varanasi silk industry tour

 

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