Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh evokes images of serene ghats of River Ganga and uncountable temple bells ringing in the background. This is one of the oldest living cities on the planet which deserves a visit due to its bounty of spirituality sprawling here. Varanasi is the ‘abode of Lord Shiva’ and welcomes streams of vacationers seeking blessings of the lord. Take a boat ride on the pristine river of Ganga during early morning hours to soak into the tranquility of the place.Get Tour Quotes
Major Attractions in Varanasi are:
Assi Ghat is where countless devotees of Lord Shiva flock to worship a huge lingam. This ghat remains busy with holy chants, temple bells and pilgrims performing various holy rituals. Visit here during early morning hours to unwind and capture heartwarming views of Ganga River. Do not miss the grandest Ganga aarti performed here every evening.
This is a major ghat of Varanasi. It is believed that Lord Brahma sacrificed 10 horses in a yajna here. Many temples are dotted along this ghat which offer a bag full of serenity and spirituality. During evening hours you can see thousands of clay lamps floating on the shimmering water here which is a beautiful sight.
This ghat is known as an auspicious place to be cremated. It is believed that this is the place where an ornament of Sati fell down when Lord Shiva was carrying her to the Himalaya. It is said that those cremated at this ghat get Moksha.Get Tour Quotes
Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum
This museum is a part of Benaras Hindu University. It displays a beautiful collection of Indian paintings dating back to between 11th century and 20th century. Apart from this, one can also see Mughal miniatures, the sculpture of Shiva and Parvati’s marriage, and the 11th century statue of Vishnu and the Gandhara sculpture here.
Ramnagar Fort sits across the Assi ghat and was built in the 17th century. The fort tells stories of the royals of Varanasi and is mostly in ruins today. Visit here and explore displays of ornamented swords, photographs depicting tiger shoots and visits of King and Queen of Belgium. There is also a grand Durbar Hall inside the fort which has now been transformed into a museum with palanquins and elephant howdahs.
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