This city has withstood the test of time for thousands of years. Kashi tour package has a lot more to offer than just being the spiritual places. The city can be rightly described as a melting pot of both life and death. One should take a tour in Varanasi once in their lifetime to experience the spirituality and the memories of the city will stay with you forever.
Varanasi is a very popular pilgrimage site for Hindus. It is believed that this city is an abode of Lord Shiva. It is considered as the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism. It has been a cultural center of Hindus for over the years. And the cultural and spiritual beauty of Varanasi which thrives on the banks of the river Ganges is an integral part of the city's very basic infrastructure. Thousands of devotees visited there for salvation and purification. All the chaos and noise on the Ghats of Varanasi takes a pause when the Ganga Aarti is performed in the evening, which is a function filled with a lot of splendor and magnificence. The pundits performing the rituals during the Ganga Aarti seems like a ceremony of immense grandeur and opulence.
Varanasi tourist place has a certain rhythm in and around the Ghats. The narrow maze-like lanes and the by-lanes attract with its beauty and charm, whereas the street art along the stretch on the Ghats makes a great outpouring of artistic expressions. Varanasi also boasts of magnificent architecture, as can be seen in many of the temples in the city.
This magnificent city is dotted with the scores of temples, Ghats, and marvelous architectural wonders. Among the 23,000 temples of Varanasi, Kashi Vishwanath Temple holds a special place in the Hindu Mythology. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated on the western bank of the River Ganges and it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva Temples. This temple has been destroyed and reconstructed many times. Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Parshvanath Jain Temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, and Durga Temple are other famous sacred sites of the city.
The famous places to visit in Banaras includes the Ramnagar Fort, Jantar Mantar, and Ganga Ghats. Ramnagar Fort is nestled on the eastern Ghat of the River Ganges, on the opposite of Tulsi Ghat. This fort is an architectural wonder built with the sandstone and a perfect example of the Mughal architectural style. The fort houses the Ved Vyasa Temple, museum, and a Dakshin Mukhi Temple of Lord Hanuman.
Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, and Assi Ghat are some of the most prominent Ghats of Varanasi. The city has 88 Ghats in total. Most of the Ghats in the city are for bathing and puja. Only 2 Ghats are dedicated for the cremation ceremony. Manikarnika Ghat is one of the prominent Ghat of Varanasi and it is believed that if people get cremated here then they attain salvation. Dashashwamedh Ghat is probably the most spectacular Ghat of Varanasi. During the Varanasi tour plan, take a boat ride during the sunrise or sunset and you will be amazed to see the astonishing beauty of the city. It is a ritual of offering prayers to the River Ganga at the dusk. The aarti lasts for 45 minutes and the mesmerizing view and the spiritual aura of the Ghat will take you to the other world and it will feel like you have attained peace.
Assi Ghat is another eminent Ghat of the city. It is a confluence point of the River Ganges and River Assi. The Ganga Festival, Hanuman Jayanti, and Maha Shivaratri celebrated with great zeal and vigor in this city. The Varanasi sightseeing package also takes you to the Sarnath. It is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site where Lord Gautama Buddha gives his first sermon after the enlightenment. Sarnath is located at just 10 km from the Varanasi, at the confluence of River Ganges and River Varuna. Ashoka Pillar, Dhamek Stupa, and the Sarnath Archeological Museum are the famous tourist places here.
Varanasi tour package has so much to offer to every tourist visiting the city, be it the clamor of the station, to navigating the mysterious alleyways, to finding the serenity on the banks of the Ganges. Varanasi trip is in all its splendor of India, as it has been for thousands of years and it will be one for thousand more years to come.