16 Feb Best Varanasi City Tour Package – Peace Interweaved with Beauty
Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in India located in Uttar Pradesh state. It defines the culture and tradition of North India better than any other city. Resting beautifully on the serene banks of the Ganges River, it holds pride in its religious and historical significance. The city is recognized by different names – Kashi and Benaras; people also labeled it as the ‘City of Ghats’ for boasting an array of at least 84 ghats (quays), staircase supported river banks.
It is interesting to know that the city holds multifarious facts that makes Varanasi city tour package much more intriguing.
· It is the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism.
· Tulsidas wrote his epic poem on Rama’s life called Ram Charit Manas in Varanasi.
· It is an important industrial centre, famous for its muslin and silk fabrics, perfumes, ivory works, and sculpture.
· A major religious place in the country, it is believed that death here brings salvation.
· It has one of Asia’s largest residential universities, Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
Besides the jaw-dropping facts, Varanasi tourism is reflective of the Hindu cultural heritage legacy. You will find multiple forts and temples existing since ages, and resonating the rich history.
i) Kashi Vishwanath Temple – is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the twelve Jyotirlingas (holiest Shiva temples). The temple’s notable feature is the three sparkling domes made of pure gold.
ii) New Kashi Vishwanath Temple, BHU – is another Shiva temple located in the Benaras Hindu University. It grabs attention with its tallest temple tower in the world.
iii) Ramnagar Fort – is an 18th-century fort built with cream-coloured chunar sandstone. Take a Ramnagar Fort tour and savor its Mughal architectural features entrenched on the banks of Ganges River.
iv) Tulsi Manas Mandir – is the temple where Hindu scripture Ramayana was originally translated by Tulsidas from the Sanskrit language to Awadhi dialect in 16th-century.
v) Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple – rests on the banks of Assi River. It was established by noted Hindi preacher and poet-saint Tulsidas. The temple is devoted to Lord Hanuman.