Varanasi is popularly known as the land of temples. The town is as old as human civilization is and is nestled at the banks of River Ganges is located in Uttar Pradesh. The experience of the city is beyond words. The beating heart of Hindu culture, some say even salvation is achieved only in the 5000 year old city.
Here are the things you can do in the city:
1. Have a heart to heart with Gods at temples of Varanasi:
Temples are high on the list of must do’s, after all Varanasi is the land of temples. Every nook and cranny in the town boasts of temples – some are built to honour faith while some are associated with the land of mythology. The architecture of each temple is note-worthy and the ambiance is definitely worth your while.
The most popular of the temples here are the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Durga Temple, Annapurna Temple, Ankatha Temple, Kalbhairav Temple, Mritunjay Mahadev Temple, Tulsi Manas, Sankatmochan, Bharat Mata Temple, etc.
2. A Sunset Stroll Along The Ghats
The Ghats are definitely the most charming sight in the entire city of Varanasi and strolling them is an experience that is unrivalled. There are almost a hundred Ghats in the cities, all along the river Ganges. You can also take a bath at the riverside as it is believed to give you moksha. There are also boat rides that are best early in the mornings. You can also witness the early morning Aarti at the river Ganges which is performed every evening in a 45 minute ritual held at 6: 45 PM.
Some of the major Ghats include the Dashashwamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Mata Anandamai Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Munshi Ghat, Raj Ghat, Scindia Ghat, etc.
3. Looking for weavers village in Varanasi?
Banarasi Sarees are popular for a reason – the weavers of Varanasi are internationally known for creating some of the most beautiful masterpieces. The Sarai Mohana village is the weavers’ village is popular for its silk weaving. These weavers work hard on designing these sarees to keep its individuality. The masterpiece of the sari needs 15 days to a one month and sometimes up to six months to complete.