Varanasi, the name itself evokes a picture of the beautiful city which is dotted with the ancient temples, river Ganga, historical Ghats, and the famous Banaras Hindu University. The city is believed to be 3,000 years old and still retain its old-world charm. It holds a special status in the heart of every traveler owing to the sheer amount of historical tourist places around Varanasi.
The top tourist attractions in Varanasi include the Dashashwamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Manikarnika Ghat, Banaras Hindu University and many more.
Dashashwamedh Ghat is the most famous and vibrant Ghat in Varanasi. This is where you can sit and witness a slice of the authentic cultural side of India. The spectacular Ganga aarti held here in the evening is an absolute delight to watch.
Assi Ghat is one of the favorites among the tourists who come here to enjoy Banaras. This is the confluence point of the River Ganges and River Assi. Legends say that Goddess Durga has thrown away her sword here in the Assi River after killing the evil ‘Asura’. Pilgrims come here and take a dip in the river before offering puja to the ‘shivlinga’ situated here under a Peepal tree.
Established in 1916, Banaras Hindu University is the largest residential university in Asia. Thousands of students come here every year to pursue higher studies. The grand architecture of the university along with the replica of Vishwanath Temple located inside the campus presents a sight to behold.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site. It is one of the holiest shrines and enshrines of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The temple is located on the bank of the River Ganges. The shrine holds a special place in the spiritual history of India.
Apart from temples and Ghats, there are many other places to visit in Varanasi including Chunar Fort and Ramgarh Fort.
Chunar Fort has been ruled by Hindu and Mughal kings. This fort is situated on the bank of the Ganges River. It flaunts a stunning structure to explore and is a photographer’s paradise. It occupies an important place among Varanasi tourist places.
Ramnagar Fort is located on the opposite of the Tulsi Ghat on the eastern bank of the Ganges River. This fort is living proof of the architectural magnificence of the Hindu rulers.
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