Varanasi is known as the spiritual capital of India; it is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has great historical and religious significance as old as early civilization. Varanasi is situated in Uttar Pradesh and is visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world. The holy river Ganga is said to wash away all the sins and achieve spiritual peace for the devotees. The holiness and spirituality of Varanasi are one of the most integral parts of India, which every person traveling to India must experience.
Here Are Some of the Places One Should Visit in a Varanasi Tour Package:
The Assi Ghat is one of Varanasi’s most famous and iconic places. According to the legends, the Ghat got its name after Goddess Durga killed the demons Shumbha and Nishumbha with a sword, and this is the place where the sword landed. This Ghat is situated in southern Varanasi and is visited to experience the sacred evening ‘Aarti.’ Tourists are mesmerized by the spiritual atmosphere and experience the rich culture and heritage. The Assi Ghat is mentioned in various religious scriptures and books such as Matysa Purana, Padma Purana, Agni Purana, and Kurma Purana. A visit to the Assi Ghat is necessary for a Delhi tour package to Varanasi.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple
This temple is located on the banks of the Ganga River and is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Kashi Vishwanath temple has great significance in the Hindu religion. It is believed that after a visit to this temple, followed by a dip in the sacred holy Ganga River, a person can get ultimate peace or ‘Mokasha.’ According to another belief, Lord Shiva chants ‘mantras’ into the ears of people that die naturally in Varanasi. We also provide Agra holiday packages from Delhi.
This is the oldest and one of the most important Ghats in Varanasi, popular for its Agni puja, witnessed by thousands of local and foreign tourists worldwide. The ‘Sandhya Aarti’ is performed by priests along with religious chants; this is one of the main attractions of the Varanasi trip package and is rightfully called the divine atmosphere that one must visit once in a lifetime. The tourists experience early morning meditation, making it a perfect place for calmness and spiritual bliss.
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The Ramnagar Fort was built in 1750 and was commissioned by the king of Varanasi, Kashi Naresh. The Ramnagar Fort is built with red sandstones, with a touch of Mughal and Rajput style of architecture. The fort consists of various temples, a museum, an astronomical clock, a durbar hall, an open courtyard, and a reception room. The private residence of the current king Anant Narayan Singh is not for tourist visits. The Ramnagar Fort is decorated with lights and lamps during festivals.
Man Singh Observatory
One of the five observatories that are now operational in India is this one, which is situated near Man Mandir Ghat. The Man Singh Observatory was built by the King of Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh, in 1710 and was restored in 1911. The Mughal and Rajputi architecture inspired the infrastructure and is a visual treat for the tourist. The main attraction of this Observatory is interactive art, audiovisuals, Music, a 3D show, and the light & sound show. To experience the culture, spirituality, and heritage, book a Varanasi 2 days tour package with Rovveasia Tours.
The holy city of Varanasi is the home of many Ghats, which lies on the banks of the holy Ganga River. The Ghat is named after the royal family of the Darbhanga; a palace is built on the bank of the sacred Ganga River for the royals to watch the rituals and activities alongside the beautiful view of the Ganga River. This Ghat is mainly dedicated doe cremation; it is a popular belief that if a person dies or is cremated in one of these Ghats in Varanasi, they gain ‘Moksha’ (Liberation) and ‘Mukti’ to attain ultimate peace. The Darbhanga Ghat holds great significance in the Hindu religion as the deceased’s ashes are immersed in the holy Ganga and a ‘Puja’ on the Darbhanga Ghat.
Bharat Mata Temple
This temple is not dedicated to any god or goddess but to the spirit and patriotism towards Mother India. The Bharat Mata Temple is of the most famous tourist place in Varanasi; the temple does not have not idols of any deities but a huge map of India which is built with white marble. The structure is supported by five pillars indicating the five elements of nature: Air, Fire, Water, Sky, and Earth.
These are a few places one must visit in Varanasi. Varanasi is the spiritual and religious capital of India, the beautiful Ghats on the banks of the sacred Ganga River, and experience the auspicious Ganga aarti along with the religious chants of the priests. The holy city is not just about Ghats and temples; you can also witness beautiful and majestic Forts, Museums, and mosques. A visit to Varanasi is one of the top places to visit in India for explorers; this is made easier with Rovveasia Tours. Rovvesasia Tours organizes private tours to the spiritual capital of India and visits the holy Ghats, temples, and other places with a professional guide. Contact Rovveasia Tours today for more information.