A Brief Visitor's Guide to Varanasi

A Brief Visitor's Guide to Varanasi

Varanasi is considered to be one of the world’s oldest living cities. It is also known as the religious capital of India. Also called as Banaras, this holy city is situated in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh and is also one of the seven sacred places for the Hindus. The visitor’s guide to Varanasi will enlighten you upon the spiritual facts about the city. The city rests on the banks of the most holy river in India, the Ganges. Both Hindus and non-Hindus visit this place for various reasons. Read on to know more!

Although popularly known as the city of Ganges, it was also once the city of temples and a center for moksha or nirvana. Varanasi has something to offer to every kind of visitor. The boat ride on the gentle streams of the River Ganga, the meandering alleys of the city, the myriad of temple spires that adorn the town; all are quite awe inspiring for different types of tourists. The visitor’s guide to Varanasi will also tell you about the spiritual importance that is attached to this place.  All the above said interesting things can be experienced in Varanasi at any time of the year.

Varanasi is also known for the world famous Banaras silk saris. The city can be reached by air as the airport is located in Varanasi itself and the railhead is also located in the city itself which is well connected to major cities. It is said that the sins are washed away once you take a dip in the holy river. The visitor’s guide to Varanasi will also tell you about the best time to visit this city. Although with pleasant weather throughout the year, the summers are a bit hot for venturing out. So the best time to visit is from October to March. The winters are quite cool and pleasant.

Major temples of Varanasi include the Durga Temple and the Tulsi Manas Temple. Hotels are quite good too in this part of the world. Although they might look a bit old at the outset but the facilities are all contemporary with well mannered staffs. The visitor’s guide to Varanasi will also brief you about the locals of the city. Most of them are very warm and polite and guide you if you are in need of any help. Many Hindus believe that when they die at this holy place, their soul goes straight up to heaven. So they visit this place in the twilight hours of their life!

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