Varanasi - one of World's oldest City
Varanasi, situated in the fertile Ganga valley and on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus, who come to bathe in the holy river.
Best Places to visit in Varanasi are:
Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous temples in Varanasi, also known as the Golden temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva.
Dashashwamedh Ghat is a most spectacular and important ghat in Varanasi on the Ganga River in Uttar Pradesh. It is located close to Vishwanath Temple. As the name suggests, it is believed that this is the place where Lord Brahma performed the Dasa Ashwamedha sacrifice.
Assi Ghat, the southernmost ghat at the confluence of the Assi and the Ganga is marked by a huge lingam under a peepal tree. Assi Ghat is one of the most famous and happening places in Varanasi.
The Manikarnika Ghat, popularly known as Maha Smashaan, great cremation ground or the burning ghat is one of the main ghats of Varanasi. Remorseful chants are sung every hour of the day and smoke engulfs the area day and night as dead bodies are burnt there 24/7 and there is an eternal flame.
At a distance of 35 km from Mirzapur and 40 km from Varanasi, Chunar Fort is an ancient fort located at Chunar town in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh. The Chunargarh Fort was built by Maharaja Vikramaditya, the king of Ujjain.
Ramnagar Fort & Museum
The Ramnagar Fort is a 17th-century and palace in Ramnagar, Varanasi, India. It is located near the Ganges on its eastern bank, opposite to the Tulsi Ghat. A museum inside the compound showcases collectables belonging to the royal family. It is known for its exhibits of antique scripts and scriptures, vintage collections.
The Alamgir mosque an amalgamation of Hindu-Muslim religious sentiments, is also known as "Beni Madhav-ka-Dharehara". The mosque is architecturally a blend of Islamic and Hindu architecture. The mosque has high domes and minarets.
This ancient yet beautiful ghat, situated on the bank of the holy river of Ganga was built more than 400 years ago by the king of Amer, Maharaja Man Singh and how it got its name. To reach the Man Mandir Ghat, one needs to take a short walk from Godaulia in Varanasi, as no vehicle is allowed beyond that point.
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