The city of Lord shiva - Varanasi is the city located in the state of Uttar Pradesh India, The prime attraction of spirituality, culture, mythological traditions and art. This city is consider as the continuously inhabited ancient city of India. People believes that this city is the centre of Art, culture and Hindu religion temples before 5000 years ago.
This city was firstly belongs to the Aryans then to Lord Buddha in 6th century who gives his first ceremon at Sarnath. Later this city was constructed by the Kings of kashi which are the followers of Lord Shiva. This city is destroyed by many muslim invaders and constructed again by hindu rulers. Later in the 16 th century this city will get some relief in the time of Mughal emperor Akbar who was the great lover of art and culture during his era. In 18th century this city was finally in the hands of British-India Government and again this city comes in his true shape.
This city is earlier known as kashi as the most important shrine of Lord Shiva (Kashi Vishwanath) was located on the banks of river Ganges. According to the Hindu mythology, this city was protected by Lord shiva and people believes if they die in this city his soul will straight reach in the protection of lord shiva.
This city is looking so auspicious as the view of thousand of temples, shrines, university of Hindi and Sanskrit languages, Gurukul (special religious institutes) will make this city so vibrant. People are also visit this city to take a holy dip in to the river ganges and to enjoy the evening prayer ceremony at river ganges.
Varanasi by train- This city is well connected with all major railway stations in India. To reach Varanasi trains are available from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Agra and Bangalore. This city has two major railway station Varanasi Cantonment and Deen Dayal Upadhyay railways station where trains are coming from different routes.
Varanasi by Flight- You can easily reach Varanasi by air as the domestic airport in Varanasi is connected with most important cities of India specially Delhi from where the flights are available in every 2 or 3 hours.
Varanasi by Road- This ancient city is also get connected with national highways from the national capital Delhi, Lucknow and Prayagraj. People are also coming from neighbor country Nepal via rod passing through the India-Nepal at sanauli border to visit this holy city.
As this is the spiritual hub so the domestic tourists are coming throughout the year except the monsoon to avoid the fluid situation at river Ganges. For the international tourist October to March is the pleasant time to visit this divine land.
The biggest reason to visit this place is the holiness of this city as this city belongs to Lord Shiva and (Kashi Vishwanath) is the only shrine in the state of uttar pradesh which comes in the 12 jyotrilingas of Lord shiva.
This city is consider as the few inhabited cities of the world around 5000 years ago so people would like to visit this city.
Buddhism sector is connected through this city and the main temple of lord Buddha Sarnath is also situated in this city so the foloowers of Buddhism would also come here.
This city is the centre of cultural activities, spiritual teaching, religious aspects since ages.
This city has indias best universities and colleges and the most of the freedom fighters and political leaders complete there academic career from Varanasi. Few main institutions here are BHU (Banaras Hindu University) earlier known as kashi vishwavidhaylaya, Sanskrit university and Madan Mohan Malviya mahavidhyalaya.
Varanasi is the main seller of Silk and carpet all around the world, Banarasi sarees and Badhoi carpets are the world famous products of this city.
This city is filled with an exciting journey of religious temples, Special Ghats, Holy shrines, Budhhism sectore and cultural activities. The prime attraction of Varanasi is the special Evening prayerceremony at river ganges where thousands of tourist gathered to witness this holy event. Besides that you will visit here the main shrine Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Harischandra Ghat, Dashaswamedha Ghat, Assi Ghat,Manikarnika Ghat, Ram Nagar Fort, BHU, Sarnath temple and the special markets of silk products.
You will also rejuvenate yourself by enjoying the early morning boat ride at river ganges with live watching the several ghats one by one.
Flaovors of Varanasi food joints will definitely make you crazy as this city having several varities for food lovers, while walking on the ghats you will enjoy the best Tea of Varanasi as here you will find so many people standing in groups and enjoy gossiping with a sip of Masala Tea.
Here you will found the group of saints and sages also having marijuna on the ghats of river ganges. Here tourists will also enjoy the flavored Thandai (by using some cannibeas) local people believes that Thandai and Bhaang (Cannibeas) is the favorite drink of lord shiva. In local language it called Swayambhu.
Banarasi Paan is the world famous product and here the people are specially coming to taste this Paan (beetle leaf). Varanasi is also famous for the street food taste the best street food such as Puri Bhaji, Tamatar Chaat, Daal Ki Kachauri etc.
Banarasi Chaat is also very famous and you will find many chaat sellers in the street.
The main product of this city is Silk, here you will find the best silk product of the world such as Banarasi Saree, dress material and special fabrics.
This city is also famous for sculptures of gods and goddess and the womens will love to buy the bangles, warmelion, cosmetics and religious bellsa and framed pictures of Gods and Goddess.
Badhoi is the nearest village from varanasi which is famous for the special carpet industry.
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