Varanasi Travel Guide

Varanasi is a famous tourist spot for a good many reasons. The City of Ghats has in its store history which goes back to many centuries. Tourism in Varanasi is something very obvious, also because it is a renowned pilgrimage destination. The Holy City offers a vast range of holiday and pilgrimage destinations to the travelers.

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Varanasi is well-connected by air, rail and road. One of the major factors in Varanasi's sustained existence as an inhabited city is its role as an established transportation hub between cities. The streets of Varanasi are best explored on foot. Most of the ghats and temples are quite near to each other, so taking a walk to the temples is not a bad idea. The walks are most pleasurable during winters and during the wee hours of the morning.

One of the most important spiritual destinations in the Hindu religion, Varanasi is an extraordinary place by any standards. The jewel of India’s Ganges River, known as ‘the Great Mother’ to Hindus, once you have absorbed the overwhelming food for the soul on offer here, you’ll need to replenish your body too. Here is our guide to the top ten restaurants where you can nourish your body before reincarnation.

Silk weaving is perhaps the most popular art of Varanasi and Banarasi silk sarees form an indispensable part of an Indian bride's trousseau. The world-famous gold and silver brocades and richly worked saris are known to have passed on from generations to generations much like family jewels without loosing their charm.

The holiness and spirituality of the city pervades into the night regardless. Ceremonies in this holy city go until late in the night, as people stream to the Ghats to chant mantras and burn incense. Along the river side, bazaars light up the alleys with silks and clothes, bracelets and dyes. Women organize their goods and smile in the flickering light.

Varanasi is inherently spiritual. The site of the famous and holy Ganges River, Varanasi attracts pilgrims from various religions around the world. Even if you've never considered yourself religious, Varanasi's spiritualism is so compelling that you'll find yourself being carried along.

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