Varanasi

Holy City
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Post By : Pandit Ramsankar

 Varanasi (Kashi) is the most famous pilgrimage place for the Hindus; it is stuited on the banks of sacred river Ganges. Varanasi is alos refer as the Benares, is the oldest living city in the world. Varanasi name has been derived from the two rivers Assi and Varuna. It’s located between these two rivers. The most ancient name of Varanasi was ‘Kashi’


 


Varanasi people believed that Abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, who stood upon this land at the beginning of time. Ganges in Varanasi has the power to wash away the sins of mortals.


 


Varanasi is associated with promotion of spiritualism, Sanskrit and mysticism, yoga and Hindi language. This city is al famous for education and the learning center.


 


There are some Educational Institutes like


Banaras Hindu University
Tibetan University
Sampoornanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya
Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth


 


The tourist attractions in and around Varanasi, include the numerous temples


Durga Temple
Tulsi Manas Temple
Kaal Bhairav Temple
Bharat Mata Temple
Viswanath Temple
Sankat Mochan Temple


 


Varanasi attraction is Ghats


Assi Ghat
Manikarnika Ghat
Hanuman Ghat
Dasaswamedh Ghat
Dandi Ghat
Bachrai Ghat


 


Famous Mosque in Varanasi are


Alamgir Mosque
Arhai Kangra Masjid


 


Other Attraction are:


Ram Nagar Fort
Gyaan Kupor Well
Tomb of Lal Khan
Bharat Kala Bhavan


 


Varanasi is most poplar for Sarees, Wooden works ,Carpets. The famous Banarsi Silk Sarees and Brocades are a rage worldwide


 


Some Luxury Hotels in Varanasi


Ideal Tower Hotel
Clarks Varanasi Hotel
Hindusthan International Hotel
The Gateway Hotel Ganges Hotel
Ramada Plaza JHV Hotel


 


Some Budget Hotels in Varanasi


M.M. Continental Hotel
Temple On Ganges Hotel
Sarin Inn Hotel
Palace On Steps Hotel
Shiv Ganga Resorts Hotel
Rahi Tourist Bungalow Hotel


 


Some Best Hotels in Varanasi


Pallavi International Hotel
Vaibhav  Hote
Siddhartha Hotel
Ok International Hotel


 


Varanasi has two Railways stations namely: Varanasi City and Varanasi Junction it is well connected to the other city of India as example Delhi ,Kolkata. It is most holy city of Uttar Pradesh so it has an airport , Varanasi airport is well connected to some cities in India just as Mumbai, Agra  and Delhi.


 

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