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Varanasi Travel Guide

Ghat at VaranasiVaranasi: World’s Oldest Living City

Revered as Hinduism’s holiest city, located on the banks of River Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi is also considered sacred by the strands of Hinduism and Jainism. The entire ambiance of the city, bustling with colours and crowd, is quite different.  Varanasi Tourism is further enhanced by the fact that it is known as one of the continuously inhabited cities of the world.  Considered as the favourite city of Lord Shiva, Varanasi is called as ‘Banaras’ or even ‘Kashi.’ Hindus consider that death in Varanasi brings salvation. Dotted with innumerable ghats, each with their own history and speciality, one can easily envelop one’s soul in the ethereal beauty, silence and peace prevalent only in Varanasi.

Boat rides, ancient temples, indigenous cuisine and century old buildings – every little detail about Varanasi has its own magic. Existing as a blend of tradition and modernity, Varanasi Travel Guide has several interesting destinations. To start with, the Kashi Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple in Varanasi are the most revered ones. The five important ghats in Varanasi are Dashashwamedha, Asi, Adi Keshava, Manikarnika and Panchganga. The evening ‘aarti’ at Varanasi is definitely a magical and highly energetic spectacle. The festival of Mahashivratri in Varanasi is celebrated with a lot of fervour and devotion. In a nutshell, understanding the true spirit of India is incomplete without breathing in the air of Varanasi.

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