Top Tourist Places in Varanasi

One of the cities of gods/goddesses,“Varanasi” is situated on the bank of the holy River Ganga. Famed as the religious capital of Hinduism, Varanasi is undoubtedly a must see place for anyone who lives or travels in India. With an array of things to do, from exploring calm Ghats, innumerable temples to witnessing the spirit of culture, history etc., the list goes on and on.

So, without ado, take a break from the busy schedule of daily life and soak your senses in the secret ambience of sanctity. Here below we mention some of the famous places that you must include during your tour of this holy city.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple:

One of the most religious temples/ Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva “Kashi Vishwanath Temple” is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are many legends associated with this temple. One famous legend is that by visiting Kashi Vishwanath temple and taking a dip in the holy water of Ganga River, devotees will free from all the sins and get moksha (salvation). Another popular legend is that the blessings come from the darshan of jyotirlinga at Kashi Vishwanath are equal to the blessings got from the darshan of the 11 other jyotirlingas.

  • Timing: 3:00 am to 4:00 am (for ticket holders)
  • 4:00 am to 10:00 pm (General Darshan Daily)
  • Entrance Fee: For Aartis: Rs. 201

Varanasi Ghats:

Varanasi Ghats” is one of the places that everyone visits during their trip to Varanasi. The city which has nearly a hundred Ghats is famous for their specific purpose. As here you will find bathing Ghats, praying Ghats, cremation sites and last but not least privately owned Ghats which are popular for morning boat rides and offering flawless scenic views of the place. So don’t forget to explore some of the famous Ghats of Varanasi named: Panchganga Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Kedar Ghat, Tulsi Ghat, Mata Anandamai Ghat, Assi Ghat, Munshi Ghat, Scindia Ghat and Raj Ghat.

Ramnagar Fort:

Ramnagar Fort”, a perfect example of the Mughal style of architecture is famous for its cream coloured Chunar Sandstone, which provides it with a powerful cultured look.

Despite the look, the Fort also includes a “Museum” and a “Temple”. So, go and explore its Museum where a different and unique collection of vintage cars from America together with ivory work, sedan chairs, golden and silver carts in the shape of a lotus and elephant seats are waiting for you. Not only this, it also has a special armoury hall attraction that displays swords and guns from all around the world.

  • Timing: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm (Daily)
  • Entrance Fee: Indian/Foreigner: Rs. 20/ Rs. 150

Sarnath:

Sarnath”, a Buddhist religion centre, is one of the popular attractions in Varanasi. It is introduced as “The Deer Park” is the only place where Gautama Buddha came first and taught about the idea of Dharma.
Despite this, the place also has a “Museum” and “Buddhist Temples” which are created by many eastern countries applying their architectural styles. Intensely calm and divine place, Sarnath also displays world-renowned and old structures like The Dhamek Stupa, Ashoka Pillar, Chaukhandi Stupa and Dharmarajika Stupa that are so impressive and really mesmerized you.

  • Timing: 10:00 am to 5:00 am (Daily). Friday closed
  • Entrance Fee:Indian/Foreigner: Rs. 5/ Rs. 100

Man Mandir Observatory:

Man Mandir Observatory” is the famous observatories in Varanasi. It contains astronomical instruments that calculate time, make the lunar and solar calendar, and study the movements, distances and angles of infinite planets, stars and other celestial bodies.

Not only this, the Observatory will offer you a glimpse of ancient, universal Varanasi. So whatever you’re level of interest in space, you will surely be inspired by Man Mandir Observatory.

  • Timing: 10:00 am to 5:00 am (Daily).
  • Entrance Fee:Indian/Foreigner: Rs. 5/ Rs. 100

So, what are you thinking, plan enchanting Varanasi tour and enjoy myriad Ghats, religious temples and sacred Ganga River. For best Varanasi tour packages and a good deal, don’t forget to log on to the website: http://www.visittnt.com/varanasi-tours/

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