Varanasi is the most religiously significant city of India which is known for liberating the souls of Indians from the cycle of rebirth since time immemorial. Varanasi is the religious capital of Uttar Pradesh and stands as the dominant tourist destination present in India that tempts the travelers across the world for its religious significance. There are several fascinating legends behind the emergence of this religious city. Because of its spirituality the place has been given so many names the best among which is ‘the city of temples’.
Devotees believe that the holy water of the sacred river Ganges washes away your sins once you take a dip while remembering the lord. It is also widely believed that people who are cremated here after their death directly achieve nirvana and are liberated from the cycle of birth and rebirth. The place is highly attractive as the Ghats on the shore of river Ganges stand as the prime attraction offering several fascinating features. Some of the best things that are exclusive to this land of India are the enchanting Ghats decorated with divine temples, the sound of chants, smell of the mesmerizing incense all around, the devotees engrossed in their prayers, and much more of such exclusive features.
One of the oldest religious destinations, Varanasi is an important tourist spot located on the western coast of River Ganga in India which is visited by millions of followers every year. Several Ghats, ancient temples, beautiful shrines, etc make this place an utmost spiritual destination in entire Asia. Moreover, museums in Varanasi represent a mirror of old-age Indian civilization. The holy River Ganga is its centre of attraction where people visit to take a dip into its pure water in order to remove their sins. Vishwanath temple, Annapurna Temple, the Bharat Mata temple, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas temple, Sankat Mochan temple, Bharat Mata Temple, etc are the other significant pilgrimage destinations of Varanasi.
Morning pick up from the hotel you are staying and proceed for sightseeing of Varanasi with English speaking guide.
Bharat Mata temple
Bharat Mata Temple in Varanasi is an ancient holy place dedicated to Mother India. It is located at Kashi Vidyapeeth Campus, visited by lakes of devotees in a year. Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt, a real believer of Mahatma Gandhi was built it in 1936. Inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, this amazing marble building offers you scenic beauty to glimpse. Architecturally, this temple has pentagonal-shaped five pillars for equalizing the balance of the structure.
Standing at on outskirts of River Ganga at the Panchganga Ghat, Aurangzeb’s Mosque is a place of Muslim region. Actually nestled in the Uttar Pradesh state, this mosque is also referred as Beni Madhav Ka Darera. While traveling Varanasi, one cannot afford to miss this spiritual place. Another must-see spot in Varanasi is Alamgir Mosque which represents a marvel combination of Hindu and Muslim architectural style.
Banaras Hindu University
Located in the hub of city, Banaras Hindu University is recognized as the India’s biggest study centre which was constructed in 1916 by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. Dr Annie Besant has played pivotal role in its exclusive construction. According to the historians, this University was considered as the main centre of learning where a large number of lecturers gave salmons to the freedom fighters. Today, about 15000 students, 2000 teachers and 5000 non-teaching staff are employed in this university.
Excursion to Sarnath
About at a distance of 10 kms in the east, Sarnath plays a vital role in Buddhism region during fighting. It is a destination where Buddha came after having sufficient knowledge and gave his first sermon in a park to alert people of Sarnath.
While visiting to Varanasi, don’t forget to see a pleasing sight of ‘Aarti ‘that performs on the banks of the River Ganga Ghat at evening. Many Hindu priests indulge to execute in ritual of ‘Aarti’. At that time, one gets touched with the soft voice of bells at this holy destination.
Later drop at hotel (booked at your own).