VARANASI – THE REALM OF SPIRITUAL TRIPS TO INDIA

Our incredible India is best known for its spiritual aura. Deep spiritual trips to India are in a rage all across the globe, thanks to the widely spread purity and positivity of Hindu religion. Varanasi is practically the spiritual capital of India owing to its numerous holy temples, serene bathing Ghats and super devotees. This soulful place is never short of surprises. People from all walks of life dream of washing their sins away and attaining Moksha in this sacred place. Early warning! The hustle and bustle of the streets are not for the faint of hearts, neither are the very rituals of life and death that happen in the stark naked version of the public. You’ll literally live India through this place, though. Pack your bags and head to this Northern wonder.

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VARANASI FROM A BIRD’S EYE VIEW, TOP PLACES TO VISIT!

Manikarnika Ghat – Salvation for the dead

Ghats are an indelible part of Varanasi and this one is just one of the most sacred ones. All the rituals of death like cremation take place here. You can find endless logs of woods scattered all along the steps and the business is booming every day.
We can’t promise a happy visit to the place. Of course, death isn’t really a pretty thing.
But it’ll be one very moving experience for you.

Dashashwamedh Ghat – Heart of the ghats

Brace yourself for a little hassle of walking through the most colorful and the liveliest ghat of Varanasi. The sadhus, snake charmers, flower vendors and the pump of the ever moving lives of the local people will give you a sense of extreme excitement and get your adrenaline’s rushing. Go capture it all.

Kashi Vishwanath – The Golden God

One of the 12 holiest Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva and names after the city Varanasi, also known as Kashi and Lord Vishwanath, this golden temple is a stunning piece of architecture that is bound to leave you awestruck.
You know what’s the best part? Every destination here in Varanasi is historically so rich that it makes all the travelers never want to leave. And this temple doesn’t shy away from being the same. Marvel and the “Shiva lingam” and the beauty of the sparkling temple and you’ll fall every bit in love with it.

New Vishwanath Temple – A peaceful escape

Birla Mandir or the New Vishwanath temple is one unforgettable edifice of spirituality and secularism. Being a replica of Kashi Vishwanath temple and built-in Banaras Hindu University campus by the industrialist family – Birla, this white marble structure is breathtakingly gorgeous and peaceful itself.
Sit, pray and relax on this spiritual trip to India for people of all religions are welcomed here to discover their inner self.

Assi Ghat – Friend of the Sun

This will probably be the most awaited part of your spiritual trip to India. Assi Ghat is the southernmost Ghat which Is basically situated at the confluence of river Ganges and river Asi. This place is spiritually so profound that every nook and corner speaks of a religious story of Lord Shiva.
People from everywhere come here riding the boats and end up taking holy dips to get free from the cycle of life and death.
Star of the travel? Well, don’t you even think of missing out on an incredibly gorgeous boat ride during the sunrise and the sunset. Peeps, your soul will speak for itself and you’ll be thanking us later.

Ramnagar Fort and Museum – Touch of History with a spike of art

A 17TH-century architectural wonder and a royal possession even to this day, Ramnagar Fort is quintessential in its own. The museum inside exhibits wonders of art, dynamic weaponry of past, royal palanquins and you name it.
If the taste of royalty and the sight of ever running legacy here do not satiate your curiosity, we doubt any other thing will.
Star of the show? A very unusual clock that possesses the intriguing quality of knowing the astronomical details of celestial bodies. Intrigued, eh? Go ahead, check it out.

FESTIVALS OF VARANASI

MAHASHIVRATRI

Celebrated in the months of February and March, this festival is the reason for the pomp and fervor in the city. All the devotees and pilgrims pray and celebrate the marriage of Lord Shiva with epic gusto. Don’t you forget to try “Bhang” which is basically a slightly intoxicating milky drink known to be liked by Lord Shiva himself.

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