- Founded by:
- Chet Singh
- Uttar Pradesh
- 25°16′55″N 82°57′23″E
- Geographical Area:
- 1550 square kilometres
- 3, 682, 194
- Average high temprature °C (°F):
- 35.76 (87.77)
- Average low temprature °C (°F):
- 113.7 (61.66)
- Best time to travel:
- October - March
Varanasi being the most popular pilgrimage place for the Indians is also known by the names of Kashi and Benaras. This place is also known to be one of the twelve jyotir Linga sites in India. Sitiated on the banks of the river ganges this place is aid to wash away the sins of all and get an instant gateway for rebirth. This place has been a discussed and also the most visited holy place in north India for over a thousand years now.
This place has a very unique culture and thus is a major destination for the foreign tourists. This place had become a independent kingdom of Kashi in the eighteen century and since then it is a commercial and also a religious center.
Monuments / Historical Places / Sightseeing in Varanasi
Kasha Vishwanath temple also known as the golden temple was built in 1780 by maharani Ahilyabai Holkar. Vishweshwara or Vishwanatha the Hindu Lord Shiva is present here which is one of the jyotirlinga. One another temple is the Durga temple which you just cannot miss. The reason is because the statue of goddess Durga is not set up by anyone but then had appeared on its own. This temple is multi tiered and is in color red which signifies the color of goddess durga. There are also a few other temples which you can visit while you are on a tour are the Vyasa temple, The new vishwanath temple, Tulsi Manas temple, Bharat mata temple and many more.
14 kilometers from Varanasi situated on the opposite of river ganges is the Ramnagar fort. This was earlier known to be the ancestral home of the maharaja of Banaras it was built in the eighteenth century by Maharaja Balwant Singh and it was in redstone. Ved vyasa stayed here for a long period and thus it has been seen that in the vicinity of this fort is the temple and a museum dedicated to Ved Vyasa. Here you can also take a look at the museum here which displays the royal collection of the vintage cars palkies, swords, old guns, ivory work and also antique locks. Into this palace is a huge wall which has a clock that not just displays time, date, year, month, and the day details but also states the facts about the sun moon and also the constellation of the stars.
Jantar Manatar is one observatory which was built here to measure the local time, the sun’s declination and also the declination of stars, and planets so as to determine the eclipse. Archeological museum and the Bharat kala bhavan are two other great museums which you should have a look at. This holy place Varanasi has almost 100 ghats and they were built during the Maratha control.
Varanasi Photo Gallery
How ro reach Varanasi
Traveling to this place is not at all a problem because this place is easily connected by road and rail from all the different cities around the country. While travelling by the roadways you can always check out the people there dressed in their cultural apparel and performing a few different activities and Laos offering their prayers to the lord.
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