Top Things That Make For A Wholesome Varanasi Tour

Varanasi is a city that is known for its pious land, abundance of pilgrims and the holy Ganges River. The town of Varanasi is full of millions of travelers and explorers who come from across the globe to discover and unravel the beauty and purity of the town which has utmost religious significance. Vibrancy and spirituality is how we describe this unique city that is one of the oldest civilizations in the country and one thing that makes this place unusual is the belief of the pilgrims that endures the concept of ‘Moksha’, the completion of the cycle of life and death. Apart from the undying beliefs and holiness of this city, Varanasi is also one of the prime destinations for tourism in India. Read along to know about some of the things that you may like to indulge in at the
top attractions in Varanasi to visit on your next holiday.  So if you are planning to book online Varanasi tour packages for your next vacation, read about some interesting things that you may sign up for.  

  • Temples of Varanasi

As much as we talk about the religious significance of Banaras, temples are a prime attraction in every state and city of India. From north to south, India is known for its grandeur of these religious sites and similar, Varanasi also abodes, many of them, one of the most significant being the Kashi Vishwanath temple.  Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is one of the holiest Hindu temples in the country that homes one of the twelve ‘Jyotirlingas’. The sight of this mesmerizing gilded temple is absolute bliss. Other temples like the Durga temple and Bharat Mata Temple are also some of the famous places to visit in Varanasi amongst tourists.

  • Exploring The Ghats of Banaras

Varanasi is a town that is located on the banks of the holy river Ganga which is one the reasons why this place has a major religious significance. The town is popularly known for its various Ghats that serve different purposes and is an important site to see when on a Varanasi tour. Dashashwamedh Ghat is the heart of all tourist places in Varanasi, and the holiest of all. It is believed that Lord Brahma discovered this Ghat to welcome Lord Shiva on the holy land of Varanasi. Nestled with a chirping marketplace, hundreds of pilgrims and various rituals being performed all day long, it is a perfect place to sit and capture the beauty of Varanasi. Other famous Ghats like Assi Ghat is another popular spot where Ganga River meets Assi River and is one of the most famous places to take a dip in the holy water. And last, but definitely not the least, Manikarnika Ghat, also known as the burning Ghat is an unusual sight. This Ghat is a holy cremation ground, and it is believed that the bodies that are burned here attain ‘Moksha” completing the cycle of life.

  • Peaceful Boat Ride In The Holy Water

It may seem like any other usual tourist activity, but trust me, an early morning boat ride on the Ganga River is a wholesome experience. Do not miss out on this wonderful activity of admiring the serene landscapes of the city of Varanasi as you slowly row away from the banks. The morning hues of the rising sun paint the town golden and give a treat to your eyes, chirping birds, and the melodies of morning prayers are an experience to soak in and cherish for a lifetime.

  • Sun-Downer With An Evening Aarti

It’s quite impossible to visit Varanasi and not participate in an evening Aarti because it is most definitely one of the best experiences that you may have here in this town. The eye capturing views and the spectacular energy that snuggles you in its aura is an emotion that can only be experienced when you’re there. Hundreds and thousands of devotees, pilgrims, and tourists sing along with utmost dedication and zeal. An absolute holy experience and a sight to reminisce, attending the Aarti is a must when in town.

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