Located in the state of Uttar Pradesh and cited as one of the oldest cities of the world, Kashi is considered as the cultural capital of India.The holy city of ‘Varanasi’ (also known as ‘Kashi’ and ‘Banaras’) is located on left bank of the Ganges at the conflux of two rivers: river Varuna (a minor tributary of the Ganges) and river Assi (a rivulet that borders the city of Varanasi at the south). It is one of the most revered pilgrimage destinations of the Hindus. The tourist places in Varanasi call out to not just Hindus, but people from across the world. Varanasi is famous for the Ghats along the banks of river Ganga.
Every devout Hindu hopes to visit the city at least once in a lifetime, take a holy dip at the Ghats of the Ganga (the famous steps leading down to the water) & walk the pious Panchkoshi road that bounds the city. For every visitor, Varanasi has a different experience to offer. Be it the holy dip the mighty Ganges, boat rides through the dawn,the Ghats, the plethora of pilgrims that throng the city everyday seeking God, the meandering narrow alleys, the soothing chant of devotional hymns, the fragrance of incense. Every single experience is mystifying and exclusive to the holy city.
Recognized by UNESCO as “The city of Music”; The city has a lot to offer, from lip smacking delicacies available at every nook and corner from as early as 6:30 in the morning to tons of musical concerts and live shows staged throughout the day across the city. Apart from that there is a sea of shops to enjoy shopping here. Top things to buy are silk, woodworks, brass works, statues, carpets, copper vessel etc. During festivals, the shops can be found in every inch of the city, and especially around the tourist places in Varanasi.
Top Things To Do in Varanasi