The ancient city of Varanasi, situated in Northern Uttar Pradesh is famous for its ancient Indian culture, the ghats, the boat rides and of course the Holy River, Ganga.
It is also known by the name of Benaras and Kashi. It is also famous for its Hindu pilgrims and the evening aarti on the Dashashwamedh ghat is something to watch out for.
A Varanasi pilgrimage is also one of the most famous tourist destinations for the people and mostly undertaken by senior citizens.There are a lot of places to visit in VARANASI and make the most of it.
We tell you some-
Boat ride in the Ganges river
This is one of the most must do things in Varanasi. A holy ride on the Ganges is the most scintillating experience in Varanasi. It is also one of the few breathtaking experiences which you will gather while on a trip to Varanasi.
The boat ride can be taken early in the morning or during the sunset at least that is when it is recommended. You will be able to enjoy the beauty of the sun at both the time of the day and also an ideal location for photography.
Temples of Varanasi-
Now it is but obvious a fact that there will a lot of artistic temples owing to the fact that you are visiting Varanasi. The most popular ones are the Kashi Vishwanath Temple which is thronged by tourists by entire India.
The other popular temples are the Durga Temple, the Annapurna Temple, Kalbhairav Temple, the Mrityunjay temple. Each of these temples has a religious significance and you should make it a point to visit at least one of them to experience what authentic Varanasi looks like.
Evening aarti at the Ganga
An experience one should not surely miss. It is literally a mirage of colors here and the entire ghat just lits up by the numerous lightning of the diyas. There are huge brass lamps of almost 4.5 kgs used during the spiritual rendezvous and grand aroma of the flowers puts up a different aura altogether in the entire vicinity.
Sightseeing of Sarnath
Situated at a location for around 12 km this is one of the most visited cities in Varanasi also. It is one of the most popular cities also as this was where Gautam Buddha attained his first Dharma after the enlightenment. The Ashok Pillar at Sarnath is also one of the most famous ones and one of the most visited tourist destinations also.
Shopping in Varanasi
Known for its silk sarees and ornate jewelry it is a famous destination for shopping things typical Indian. Apart from the saris you can buy, shawls, carpets, different bangles which can be found in some of the most awesome designs.
The best season to visit Varanasi is between October and March as the winter months are pretty pleasant to visit.