One of the oldest places in the history of India, Varanasi oozes Hindu religion! This is known as the city of Lord Shiv,and it is said that whoever dies here or is cremated here will be free from the cycles of reincarnations and will go to heaven. Just a dip in the Ganges River will wipe away all your sins and make you pure again. There are so many beliefs in this city that it automatically fascinates tourists to travel here. If you are planning to head for a trip to Varanasi, here is the full guide: –
How to get there – If you live or are travelling from major cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Delhi, you can reach the Varanasi airport easily. Several people pick the train to travel to the city as there are many options and it is quite cheap too. Avoid taking bus services as they are not comfortable at all.
Months to visit – If you want to go during the festive time to see what Varanasi looks like then, visit from August to October. But you should visit the place during the winter if you aren’t looking for too much crowd. Visit from the months of late October to January to avoid too much crowd and enjoy the winter pleasant season. Avoid the summer months as it gets too hot in the city and can go up to 35 degrees sometimes.
Where to go – Your first attraction can be residing at heritage luxury hotels in Varanasi. Some of the palaces turned hotels aren’t too expensive, and it is great for you to enjoy your time living in an old palace.
Post this, you must make your stop at the River Ganges and surrounding markets where in you can find jewellery, bangles and much more. You can either take a dip in the water or light a candle in the water in the evening time. You must also visit the temple near the River to enjoy the evening aarti.
Don’t forget to see the beautiful forts and mainly the magnificent Vishwanath Temple, which is quite an important place for every Hindu who is religious. You can also enjoy Yoga, classical music and shopping in the city.
Places to stay – There are many hotels in the city which give a great view of the Ganga River. If you want to book something affordable, make advance bookings for hotel India Varanasi online. That is the best option to save some money. Most hotels near the Ganges River are packed, but you can always pick something near the area to travel along the ghats.
What more to do – You can take side trips once you have explored Varanasi. You can go to Sarnath and learn about the cultural heritage of the place. This is a well-known place as there are many Buddhist stupas there. It is 20 minutes away from the city and easy to reach.
Follow this guide to have a gala time in the spiritual city of India, Varanasi!
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