Varanasi- The Reign of Sanctity & Spirituality

The essence of Varanasi, also hailed as Kashi and Benaras, was perfectly captured & worded by Mark Twain- “Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”.  Welcome to this timeless city by the mighty glorious Ganges, chaotic ghats, age-revered temples, ancient rituals, tempting street food and the world famous Benarasi silk sarees.
Varanasi is considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva. Hindu pilgrims visit its ghats to cleanse their souls, cremate their loved-one or simply to die here; hoping to gain moksha. Varanasi Tour invites you to witness the heart & soul of Hindu culture in India.

Major Attractions of Varanasi

The Ganges

A major part of all rituals, ranging from birth to death, River Ganges is the center of life and activities in Varanasi. Take a dip in the holy waters, go on a boat ride to watch a glorious sunset on the river, observe the many rituals on its ghats and attend the evening river worship on the ghats of the Ganges.

Assi Ghat

The site of confluence of River Assi and River Ganga, this ancient ghat is a perfect place to hang around and people-watch while soaking up the spiritual & festive ambience.

Dashashwamedh Ghat

Named after the sacrificial ritual by Lord Brahma in deference to Lord Shiva , this ghat is the most festive and lively place in the city. Witness the tiny lamps bobbing on the river and immerse your soul in the rhythmic chanting as the priests perform rituals to pay homage to Mother Ganges during the evening Ganga Aarti .

Manikarnika Ghat

The place that confronts the harsh reality of death, Manikarnika Ghat presents the compelling vision of bodies being cremated in full view and their ashes immersed in the holy Ganges.

Other Attractions of Varanasi<

  • Durga temple
  • Bharat Mata Temple
  • New Vishwanath Temple
  • Tulsi Manas Mandir
  • Ramnagar Fort and Museum
  • Chunar Fort
  • Man Mandir Observatory

Nearby Excursion

Sarnath (10kms) - The site marking Buddha’s first sermon in Deer Park, Sarnath is a major Buddhist pilgrimage.

Fairs & Festivals of Varanasi

  • Ganga Mahotsav- Celebrating the life-giving River. A cultural extravaganza
  • Maha Shivratri- Dedicated to Lord Shiva
  • Dev Deepawali- Dedicated to River Ganges
  • Chhath Puja- Dedicated to Sun God
  • Bharat Milap- Celebrating the union of Lord Rama & his brother Bharat after 14 years of exile

Shopping in Varanasi

Benarasi silk saris in intricate patterns & elaborate gold-thread work, “Gulabi Minakari” or pink enameled jewelry, stone carved artifacts, Rudraksha beads (rosary beads) & wooden toys are some of the traditional mementos of Varanasi.  

Food in Varanasi

Piping hot jalebis, crispy kachoris, soft dahi vada, spicy tomato chat, and sweet lassi are some of the tempting street foods of Varanasi.  

Best Time to visit Varanasi

This spiritual city is best visited in the winters from October to March.
Join us on a tour of this spiritual city and witness the glory of Hindu religion & culture. Our Varanasi & Sarnath Tour Packages take you a spiritual journey from the city of Lord Shiva to the teachings of Lord Buddha. Do reach us for customized tour packages for your family & friends.

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