Varanasi - The Cultural Capital of India

26th Nov 2014

Dasashwamedh Ghat

Photo of Dasashwamedh Ghat by Nancy Nance

Vishwanath Temple

Photo of Vishwanath Temple by Nancy Nance

Manikarnika Ghat

Photo of Manikarnika Ghat by Nancy Nance

Assi Ghat

Photo of Assi Ghat by Nancy Nance

Varanasi is a cultural capital of India. It has many names Benaras, Kashi or Banaras. It's a city of pandits in wooden sandals, where the incense sticks adds tantalizing aroma to the air and blend with the sound of temple bells. People come here to attain nirvana and die in the hope of breaking out of the cycle of karma and re-birth. 

Here is a list of things that one can see and do in Varanasi. 

Image Sources : Dashashwamedh GhatManikarnika Ghat | Assi Ghat | Vishwanath Temple

Varanasi's holiest spot. People believe that Lord Brahma created this to welcome Lord Shiva. It is the most spectacular ghat of Varanasi. Priests perform evening prayers here daily.
Photo of Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Nancy Nance
It's one of varanasi's burning ghat which is always lined with funeral pyres.
Photo of Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Nancy Nance
Here, you can hire a boat and see the confluence of Assi with Ganga rivers.
Photo of Assi ghat, Shivala, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Nancy Nance
A beautiful quiet place where one can learn about different gods of Hindu religion.
Photo of Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India by Nancy Nance
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Varanasi is the beautiful place and sacred place of Hindus. when i was at Varanasi i stayed at WelcomHeritage Jhukaso Ganges. This is the fabulous hotel in Varanasi. I stayed near a Manikarnika Ghat and enjoyed the Ganga Aarti at the evening and boat riding in the Ganga Ghat.
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