I stared my journey from gwalior with my 5 friends. varanasi almost 12-14 hours journey from gwalior. as we reached gwalior at 12 pm in the morning we searched for hotels and then we found coolest place for bagpackers -" la vaca"- hostel for bagpackers. this place gives good accommodation with reasonable fees. they have their canteen.
after we got admi in that hostel we went for kashi vishwanath temple. it is one of the jyotirling. but after visiting that place i thought they could keep this place more clean and good. one tip if you are having own vehicle keep your phone's and belts , earphone in your vehicle, cause this in this place theu doesn't allow these things inside and locker's are available but they are expensive. per locker 200rs.
after this place we had lunch and headed towards the ghat which was the best place in whole varanasi. we wanted to attend the ganga aarti. we walked from assi ghat to dashashwamedh ghat( where ganga aarti happens).
by the way varanasi means where two rivers assi and varuna meets. varanasi has 84 ghats.
manikarnika ghat is where burial happens. that scenario is literally breath taking.
so lets come to the aarti. aarti is most beautiful thing where you got to know yourself little bit more.( atleast this happened with me). aarti starts at 6:30 and ends at 7pm. if you want to watch proper aarti i prefer you to take boat ride. all the ghats look beautiful in the evening.
as aarti ended we had food and lassi near ghat (place called green lassi) be aware of bhang as in varansi you will get bhang everywhere and lassi is most prominent liquid to have bhang.
after lassi our day ended.
next day we went to see sunrise from ghat. it is the beautiful sunrise. ganga looks beautiful. after aarti you should watch sunrise from ghat.
we took boat ride. make sure you pay 100rs for person not more than 100. its the maximum prize.
after this we saw birth place of rani laxmi bai.
and had street food. puri sabji is best. make sure you have lassi in varansi.
and the lanes of varansi will give you rollercoaster ride. all the rikshaw drivers are rollercoaster riders. best and adventures experience ever.
banaras is lit. and this journey was unforgettable!