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Varanasi: The Land of Spirituality

Varanasi is a city on the Ganges river in northern India that has a central place in pilgrimage, death, and mourning in the Hindu world. Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world. The name Varanasi was officially revived after 1947, but the city is still widely known by its earlier name Banaras or Benares, and its ancient name Kashi. It is located in southern Uttar Pradesh, India. Kashi, its ancient name, was associated with a kingdom of the same name 2,500 years ago. In this Varanasi Travel blog, we will show you the beauty of “Kashi” and help you to plan a 3 days Varanasi trip with your friends and family.

Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth. Abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati, the origins of Varanasi are yet unknown.

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Varanasi is famous for its traditional culture and many tourists from all over the world come to see the traditional culture of Varanasi (Banaras).


1. Religions

Varanasi is the birthplace of three main religions of India; HinduismJainism, and Buddhism. People in Varanasi are very devout (Religious) and everyone respects the holy Ganga river which begins high in the Himalayan Mountains and empties out into the Bay of Bengal.

There are:

  • 3,300 temples in Varanasi
  • 3 churches
  • 9 Buddhist temples
  • 3 Gurudwaras
  • 1,388 mosques and Dargahs,
  • 3 Jain temples.

2. Clothing

People wear covering attire, which stretches well below the knee and covers up the neck, tourists from other countries also give respect to their traditional dresses and wear traditional clothes while traveling in the city. Summers in Varanasi are hot and humid, so locals choose thin clothing and in winter a thin jacket is enough.


3. Tourism

Varanasi is one of the most visited Tourist attractions in India, Varanasi is mainly famous for its Ghats and temples. Other than that Varanasi is a beautiful destination filled with numerous tourist destinations like:


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DashashwamedhGhat – for a boat rides, Ganga Aarti, and other rituals

Dashashwamedh Ghat is one of the most happening places and must-visit places on the Varanasi tour. You can see Ganga Aarti, do a boat ride, and walking tour of the Ghats.


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Ramnagar Fort

The Ramnagar Fort is a wall in Ramnagar, Varanasi, India. It is located near the Ganges. The sandstone structure was built in the Mughal style in 1750 by Kashi Naresh Maharaja Balwant Singh.


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Assi Ghat

 AssiGhat is one of the biggest ghats of Varanasi and the most popular one. Every morning people do exercise, Yoga, music, meditation, and walking.


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Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple, a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Vishwanath Gali of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh in India.



4. Nightlife

The city of Varanasi might look modern, but the traditions are still in the papyrus era. Finding pubs and bars in Varanasi is impossible. Alcohol and meat are not sold within the city, if you want to do other fun activities and enjoy the nightlife of Varanasi, here are some of the night-time activities to do in Varanasi.

  • Ganga River bank strolling
  • Music performances, dance programs, and other cultural activities
  • Visit DasaswamedhGhat to hear locals sing all night long
  • Enjoy shopping in the alleys of the city

 
Famous Dishes in Varanasi

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  • Kachori sabzi.
  • Chena Dahi Vada.
  • Baati Chokha or litti chokha.
  • Chooda Matar.
  • Dahi chutney golgappe.
  • Tamatar Chaat.
  • Banarasi Thandai and lassi.
  • Banarasi Paan.

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Best Time to visit Varanasi

The best time to visit Varanasi will be during any festival. People come from all over the world during the festival season and enjoy the beauty of Varanasi (Banaras). The ghats lit up with lamps and it would be wonderful to watch. But also, there will be a lot of crowds. Otherwise, winters are the best time to visit Varanasi.


3 Days Varanasi Plan

There is so much to see in Varanasi, but we cover the most visited and beautiful tourist attractions in Varanasi on your 3 days trip to Varanasi (Banaras).

1st Day

  • Arrive at Varanasi.
  • Visit the Temples of Varanasi in the afternoon.
  • Watch the Ganga Arti at Dasaswamedh Ghat in the evening

2nd Day

  • Take a boat ride in the morning and Enjoy the sunrise.
  • Have a breakfast of Kachori and Jalebi.
  • Make a day trip to Sarnath and Ramnagar Fort (If you start by 10 AM, you will be back by 2 PM).
  • Roam about the Varanasi alleys.
  • In the evening go for a culinary trail.

3rd Day

  • Visit Assi Ghat to see the morning, Arti.
  • Walk through the Ghats of Varanasi and immerse in the experience.
  • Visit the markets in the afternoon.
  • Leave Varanasi at night.

How to reach Varanasi

You can reach Varanasi by Air, train & by road also. Varanasi is well-linked with most cities in India like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Mumbai….you can choose any mode of transport according to your suitability.

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Conclusion

Varanasi (Banaras, Kashi ) is a city located in Uttar Pradesh state of India, Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and rebirth, it is not only a religious place, people from foreign countries visit Varanasi and it is one of the most popular tourist attraction in India, you can plan your trip to Varanasi and live the beautiful life of Varanasi and have a bath in holy Ganga river.

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