Visit the oldest city of the world this weekend to witness a rich culture and heritage!
With spirit in the form of bhakti and passion in the form Shiva, Varanasi is the spiritual capital of India in the truest sense. This ancient city, on the bank of river Ganga, has managed to retain its true identity even after thousands of years. With such rich heritage and culture, there is more than one reason to visit Varanasi. Apart from nurturing your spirit, Varanasi also has many options to treat your palate. We list down some “Must Dos” for your next soul searching trip:
Ghats: Situated on the bank of river Ganga there are plenty of ghats in Varanasi, each with some significance. Assi ghat, Daswamedha ghat and Manikarnika ghat stand out the most among many others. The serenity of Ganga accompanied by the soothing breeze and the view of setting sun makes it worth the effort.
Ganga aarti: One of the most beautiful and grand aarti happens on the banks of river Ganga in Varanasi. The aarti at Dashwedha ghat and Assi ghat are the ones that cannot be missed.
Kashi Vishwanath temple: It is one of the most important temples for Hindus. Dedicated to lord Shiva, it is also one of the twelve jyotirlingas. The devotion inside and around the temples are worth experiencing personally.
Sarnath: Located 13 km away from Varanasi, Sarnath is the place where Buddha gave his first sermon. The place showcases ancient architecture and is symbolic of how one person can change the world through teaching and ideology.
Streets of Varanasi: To be very honest the streets of Varanasi are similar to the rest of the streets in India. But the one thing which will make you explore is the food that it has to offer. From the famous Banarasi paan to khullad wali chai served with samosas and chats of Banaras are to die for. Also when in Banaras one cannot miss the sweet lassi and delicious gol gappe which will only make you crave for more.