Varanasi Travel Guide
Varanasi, also known as Banaras and Kashi, is located on the banks of the River Ganges in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the seven holy cities of India and an important pilgrimage place for the Hindus and the Jains. According to the myths, the city is believed to be 3000 years old.
Major tourist attractions include Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Parshvanath Jain Temple, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Gyanvapi Mosque and many more. The best time to visit is in the months between November and February. The most important festivals that are celebrated in Varanasi are Chhath Pooja, Diwali and Maha Shivratri. The Ganga Aarti that takes place every evening at the ghats of Varanasi is a sight to behold. The cultural and religious influence the city of Varanasi reflects is what attracts tourists from different parts of the country.Read More Read Less