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Want to sense what inner peace looks like? Visit the holy city Varanasi!
The place’s vibes are just different. No city in India can match the vibes of Varanasi. It is one of the holiest places for Hindus across the world. You might not believe but there are around 2,000 famous temples in Varanasi.
This city surely has a lot to teach you about your life, spirituality and much more. When in Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi is a must-visit.
You can’t just miss Varanasi and here are the 10 famous places in this beautiful city you must visit.
Places to visit in Varanasi
one of the oldest ghat is Dasaswamedh Ghat in Varanasi. The speciality of this ghat is people all over the world come here and spends hours. Every night at 7 pm Ganga Aarti takes place at Dasaswamedh Ghat which makes it a must-visit place. Thousands of tourists gather to watch the priests chant and wave the Arti thali for about 45 minutes.
Another place to visit in Varanasi is Dhamek Stupa. This stupa is the exact spot of Buddha’s first sermon. It is 43.6 meters tall and 28 meters in diameter. At Dhamek Stupa, he revealed the eightfold path leading to Nirvana. , The beautiful architecture, the peaceful surroundings and the architecture will mesmerize you. Undoubtedly, you should not miss visiting Dhamek Stupa when you are in Varanasi.
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, without a doubt the making and architecture of the temple are mesmerising. The tourists wait in long queues to just have a look (darshan) and touch the 60-centimetre-tall, sin-absolving Shiva lingam on a silver altar.
Banaras Hindu University (Places to visit in Varanasi)
It is a central part of Varanasi since 1916. Banaras Hindu University is one of the most reputed public universities not only in Uttar Pradesh but in India. You might find peace at ghat but will get the fresh air in the 1,300-acre campus. One must visit the university if not had an opportunity to study there.
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Ruchika Art Gallery
It is a must-visit place as what you feel in this city, you can actually recall the place visually here. Famous artist Ruchika has painted the warmth, feeling and energy of the city. She has tried to show her version of the city through her art. The paintings are in various sizes and the artists come a long way to see the artwork.
Ramnagar Fort(Places to visit in Varanasi)
The 18th-century sandstone fort now known as a museum has one of the unique astronomical clocks which is more than 150 years old. This fort has a temple which honours the author of Mahabharata and other Hindu epics.
This is the ghat from where you can get the best shots. There is a palace built above the ghat and the stairs of the fort lead to the river (ghat). Now, the ghat is converted into a Hotel. In the morning and evening, you will get the best shots of the ghats and the palace.
Manikarnika Ghat(Places to visit in Varanasi)
The funeral pyre takes place at this ghat which burns 24/7, and hundreds of cremations take place every day. The smoke which comes out 24/7 is due to the cremations that take place. The one who finds it difficult being near dead bodies should avoid being at the Ghat as hundred of cremations take place here every day.
Every day hundreds of pilgrims visit Assi Ghat. It is on the southernmost side of the city and most visited for its sunrise. The Ganga Aarti of Assi Ghat is also very famous.
Ganges River(Places to visit in Varanasi)
Once you are in the city, you will see the river from various places but one must experience the feeling of being on the water (on the boat). This will surely be an experience you will not forget for the rest of your life.