Varanasi recognized for its ancient tradition and culture, forms ultimate pilgrimage destination for Hindu pilgrims. Situated on the banks of holy Ganges, Varanasi is steeped in mythological legacy. Devotees take a holy dip in the river to wash away all their sins and to purify their mind and soul. Hindus believe that one who die on this sacred land would attain salvation. One of the world's oldest living cities, Varanasi was an abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
The city of lights pull pilgrims from every pocket of the world. Tour to Varanasi offers a lifetime experience. Numerous Hindu temples, ashram, Jain temples and Buddhist stupas are amongst the popular tourist attractions of the town. Knowledge, culture, devotions to God, art and crafts are believed to be flourished here for centuries. Varanasi is also a city of many religious and cultural festivals and fairs.
Many majestic temples of Varanasi attracts the devotees from all over the world. People offer prayers and sing hymns in praise of God. The evening aarti held in the temples are worth seeing, when whole ambiance is filled with the sounds of bells and mantras. Some prominent Hindu temples are Durga Temple Tulsi Manas Temple Sankat Mochan Temple Vishwanath Temple Bharat Mata Temple
The Ganga Ghats are major centre of several religious and ritual activities. These ghats are series of downstairs to reach the riverfront, built along the pious Ganges, to take holy dip and worship the rising Sun. Dasaswamedha ghat, Assi ghat, Manikarnika ghat, Bachraj ghat, Dandi ghat and Hanuman ghat are amongst the popular ghat in Varanasi.
Magnificent monuments situated in the town allures the tourist. Each monument is associated with important historical event, reflecting the ancient Indian architectural excellence. Experience the different facet of this pious land by visiting some important historical monuments such as Ram Nagar fort, tomb of Lal Khan, Jantar Mantar and Gyan Kupor. Banaras Hindu University is considered to be the leading centre of education in Indian subcontinent. Many eminent scholars, scientists and artists have completed their education in this university.
Varanasi is land of many religious and cultural festivals, celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor. The festive season never ends up and keep on occurring all round the year. Popular festivals such as Ganga festival, Kartik Purnima, Buddha Purnima, Bharat Milap, Ramlila, Mhashivrarti, hnuman jayanti, Dhrupad Mela and Panch Koshi Parikarma are celebrated with pomp and religious gaiety. Various fairs are also organised in the town, attended by thousands of people.