Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi: The Gift of Ganges

What is Varanasi famous for?

Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is located in India under the Uttar Pradesh state. It is the holy place for the Hindu people. They believe that it is the hometown of God. Ancient temples, colossal temples and Other beautiful places in Varanasi attract several tourists. It is also famous for ghats along the river Ganga. Here are some important places to visit in Lucknow. Here are some best places to visit in Varanasi.

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN VARANASI

1. Assi Ghat

Assi Ghat - Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Assi Ghat – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Assi Ghat is one of the most important tourist destinations in the county.  It is in the far southern region. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here is a huge Shivalinga under the holy peepal tree. It has an attractive devotional feature.

Here you can take a break from the city’s hustle.  It’s the best place to enjoy a beautiful sunset that can fill your mind with peace. The Arathi here is the must thing you want to see, and it reveals the true beauty of Varanasi.

Timing: Open throughout the day

Entry Fee: No specific Fee

2. Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Kashi Vishwanath Temple - Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Kashi Vishwanath Temple – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Kashi Vishwanath temple is the most famous place in Varanasi. It is the most important place among the temples in the country. This temple has a story that is told about one thousand five hundred years ago. Many devotees came here to fill their souls with spirituality and peace. Apart from them, tourists include foreigners also visiting because of its cunning architecture and historical story. All the shrines and domes are covered by gold. Shivalinga here is one among the twelve Jyotirlinga.

Entry Time: 02:00AM – 11:00PM

  • Mangal Aarati: 02:30AM
  • Bhog Aarti: 11:30AM – 12:00PM
  • Saptha Rishi Aarti: 07:00PM – 08:00PM
  • Shayana Aarti : 10:30PM

Entry Fee: No Fee

3. Ramnagar Fort

Ramnagar Fort - Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Ramnagar Fort – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Ramnagar Fort is situated across the Ganges River from Tulasi Ghat. This fort was built of sandstone in AD 1750. Hindu kings made it, but you can see the region’s diversity beyond religions inside this fort. Here you can see the awesomeness of Mughal architecture. Fort includes the king’s quarters, Veda Vyasa temple, and a museum presenting regional history.

Entry Time: 10:00AM – 05:00PM

Entry Fee: 20/- INR

4. New Vishwanath Temple

New Vishwanath Temple - Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
New Vishwanath Temple – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

New Vishwanath temple is located in the cultural capital city Varanasi, and its divinity is increasing by the Ganga river that flows beside it. This temple is situated inside Banaras Hindu University.

You can be relieved from any depressions of life in the temple’s calm and peaceful atmosphere. This temple has another nine temples within one. The very famous Jyotirlinga is here. People believe a sight of it can cleanse your soul.

Timing: 04:00AM – 11:00AM || 12:00PM – 07:00PM

Entry Fee: No entry fee

5. Bharat Mata Temple

Bharat Mata Temple - Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Bharat Mata Temple – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

India is well known for temples, mosques and churches. But a temple that is dedicated to the country itself is very rare. The famous Bharat Matha temple in Varanasi is a must-visit place to visit. Instead of all God’s, a map of the country, lakes, forests etc., are worshipped. This place is lovely and reminds us about our land, and natural resources are also deserved respect and devotion.

This place is located inside Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith and was inaugurated by Gandhi himself in 1936.

Entry Time: 07:00AM – 05:30PM

Entry Fee: There is no particular entry fee

But paid parking spots are available here.

HOW TO REACH VARANASI

We can reach Varanasi in various ways.

Nearest Airport: Varanasi Airport has airline services that are well connected to all major cities.

Nearest Railway Station: Varanasi railway station, this station has frequent rail services. That helps you to reach here easily and affordably.

By Road: There are many bus services inside the state as well as to neighbouring states. You can also self drive through the well-structured roads.

BEST TIME TO VISIT VARANASI

The best time to visit Varanasi is the wintertime. In the winter season, you can explore the holy city without getting tired of the heat.

Weather: 24 degrees Celsius

Clothing: You can use comfortable clothing as there is a blend of weather.

Must See: Lucknow: Heritage of Uttar Pradesh

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