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Being the oldest city of the world and an important Hindu pilgrimage center, Varanasi attracts a large number of people from all over the world. For centuries, Varanasi is famous for spiritualism, mysticism, Indian philosophy and Hinduism. All these are reflected in numerousPlaces to See Varanasi sects, temples, Ashrams and Ghats. Varanasi is associated not only with Hinduism but also with Buddhism and Jainism. Besides numerous temples, Varanasi also boasts of Buddhist Stupas and Jain temples. Varanasi is also a mirror of the age-old Indian civilization. The archaeological museum at Sarnath houses numerous remains of the past, including the National emblem of India, the Ashoka pillar. Since Varanasi is mainly associated with Hinduism, temples form the main attraction. The Ganga Ghats (river fronts) are the main center of religious activities and rituals and also form one of the main attractions of Varanasi. The Alamgir Mosque, blend of the Hindu and Mughal styles of the architecture, is another important attraction of Varanasi. Some of the most important temples of Varanasi are Durga temple, Vishwanath temple, Sankat Mochan temple, Tulsi Manas temple and the Bharat Mata temple. The Bharat Mata Temple houses a huge relief map of the whole of Indian subcontinent and Tibetan plateau. Other attractions of Varanasi are the Benaras Hindu University (BHU), the Archaeological Museum, Sarnath, Bharat Kala Bhavan and the Buddhist Stupas and temples at Sarnath. India’s cultural capital, Varanasi – The City of Light, is the ultimate pilgrimage destination of all devout Hindus in search of salvation from the cycle of birth and rebirth. One of the world’s oldest living cities, Varanasi is "older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend” as Mark Twain had rightly remarked. Situated on the banks of the holy River Ganges in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, Varanasi is believed to have been the abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, who stood upon this land at the beginning of time. Steeped in tradition and mythological legacy, Varanasi is also considered sacred because of the presence of the mighty Ganges River, which, many believe, possesses miraculous powers to wash away the sins of mortals. Varanasi – The City of Light attracts scores of pilgrims and devotees from all corners of the world. A Tour to Varanasi can be the experience of a lifetime, a self–discovery of its own kind, whereby your body and soul will experience an eternal oneness. Though the origin of Varanasi is not clearly known, the town is believed to have witnessed the flourish of knowledge, philosophy, culture, devotion to Gods, arts and crafts. Every year, hundreds and thousands of devout Hindus flock to this holy city, with a wish to expiate their sins. Since time immemorial, Varanasi has attracted hundreds and thousands of pilgrims and tourists from all corners of the world.

An important cultural and religious centre of northern India for ages, Varanasi is also renowned for the Benares Gharana (school) of Indian classical music which had its origin here. The City of Lord Shiva is also home to the distinguished Banaras Hindu University (BHU), one of the greatest centers of learning in India. Besides, Varanasi has been home to numerous eminent Indian philosophers, poets, writers, and musicians. The local people of Varanasi are true exponents of literature, music, Vedic philosophy, arts, crafts and architecture. Among the main tourist places in Varanasi are the numerous Hindu temples, ashrams and ghats, several Buddhist Stupas and Jain temples. The Ganga Ghats are the main center of rituals and religious activities in Benares. The prominent Hindu temples worth visit while on Varanasi tour packages include the Durga temple, Sankat Mochan temple, Vishwanath temple, Tulsi Manas temple and Bharat Mata temple.










 Places to Visit

  Being the oldest city of the world and an important   Hindu pilgrimage center, Varanasi attracts a large   number of people from all over the world. For   centuries, Varanasi is famous for spiritualism, .