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The Mystical City by the River Ganges
Banaras, Kashi or Varanasi, these are just different names of one of the oldest cities in India. Situated on the bank of the river Ganga (Ganges), which is considered sacred by the Hindus, Varanasi has always had a spiritual feel about it. The river Ganga can be said to have played a crucial role in shaping the social and cultural ethos of Varanasi.
Quick Facts
  • Varanasi is a reknowned centre of Indian classical music and other art forms. Many acclaimed musicians and poets of India hail from Varanasi or have spent a good part of their lives here
  • Varanasi is famous for silk sarees. Banarasi ‘paan’ (betel leaf) is famous, too. The main shopping hubs are Chowk, Vishwanath Lane and Thatheri Bazaar
Popular Attractions
  • The Ghats of Varanasi, numbering about 100, are found along the banks of the Ganga. While some of themse are bathing ghats, others are used by people of certain Hindu communities to cremate dead bodies. One can find a number of activities near these ghats, from sadhus offering prayers to people meditating or practicing yoga. Of the many ghats in Varanasi, the Dashashwamedha Ghat is one of the more famous ones
  • Sarnath, one of the most significant sites of Buddhist interest, is just a short drive away from Varanasi. It is known for the Sarnath Pillar. The Lion Capital of Ashoka, which used to be atop this pillar and is today the national emblem of India, can be found in a museum nearby
  • Many Hindu temples can be found in Varanasi. These include the Vishweshwara Temple, the Durga temple and the Bharat Mata temple
The ‘’India Travellers’’ Experience
  • Evening boat rides offer a unique sensorial experience, replete with a multitude of sights, sounds and smells – the scent of sandalwood and incense, the chiming of bells, blowing of conches, chanting of hymns, arti ceremonies, flickering lamps, holy smoke and fire
 
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