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Tourist Places of India -Varanasi


India is a land of diversity with a blend of cultures, traditions, festivals, languages and ethnicity. India not only homes a mixture of cultures and traditions but it is also world's most searched tourist destination. Millions of people around the globe choose India as their favorite holiday destination.


We have brought few of the famous tourist places of India which will help you to know more about these places, their cultures and the famous things around them.

Varanasi

Varanasi is the religious centre of India and the home of yoga, temples, holy rivers, saints, sadhus and deities. Varanasi is also known as a Fossil City of India. It is also a city which has been referred in ancient texts and Puranas.



Background

The holy city of Varanasi or Banaras is situated on the banks of River Ganga, the most revered river of India. The city is also famous with the name of Kashi and it is believed to be situated on the Trishul or the Trident of Lord Shiva.

City of Art and Culture

The holy city of Varanasi is not only religious but a culminating place for art and culture. Renowned classical singers, dancers, musicians etc were born here who took the age old Indian art and culture to international platforms. Varanasi is the birthplace of Shehnai Maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan and other famous personalities like Girja Devi, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Sitara Devi etc were also born here.

City of Temples

Varanasi is also called as the city of temples. There are around 23000 temples in Banaras. The famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple witnesses lakhs of devotees every month. Sankat Mochan Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Durgakund  etc are just few to name. The temples are ancient but the sense of spirituality encircles a person here cannot be explained in words. The ongoing construction of Kashi Vishwanath Corridor near the Kashi Vishwanath temple will make easier to visit it.

Education Hub

The world famous university, Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi makes the city as an education hub. Students across the world arrive here to get a quality education. Apart from providing education, the campus of BHU attracts visitors from every corner of the globe. Kashi Vidyapeeth, Sampurnanand Sanskrit University and Harishchandra College are the age old colleges which are continuing to provide quality education to every student.

City of Ghats

The banks of river Ganga comprises of many famous Ghats like the Dashashwamedh, Assi and Manikarnika etc. The Ghats are used during Ganga arti and for final rituals. It is also believed that final ritual done in Varanasi gives ‘Moksh’ or salvation and makes the person free from the birth cycle.

The city of Varanasi is the spiritual hub for the people of India and abroad. It is the city which has carried the age old culture along with the latest technological developments. The feeling of being in Varanasi can only be felt when one visits the holy city. It is the aura of the city which attracts millions of tourists across the world and the experience they get here is cherished for a lifetime.




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