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Varanasi oldest city in the world

Varanasi oldest city in the world, also known as Benares or Kashi, is a city located in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, with a history dating back over 3,000 years. The city is situated on the banks of the Ganges River and is considered a sacred place by Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains.

Varanasi which is also called as city of Ghats and ancient temples. Varanasi is situated on the bank of the river ganga. In Varanasi oldest city in the world there is around 88 ghats in total from Varuna till Assi now Varanasi have few more new ghats as well. There are various temples in Varanasi people in Varanasi believes in god very much and they believe in Lord Shiva very much. In Varanasi you will also find Sarnath which is one of the famous place for Buddhism. It is said that Gautam Buddha delivered his first speech after coming from bodh gaya. In this blog you will read in detail about Varanasi about its culture, temple ,food and famous places to visit.Varanasi is also famous for its Silk or Banarasi Silk Saree

One of the major attraction of Varanasi is the Kashi Vishwanath Temple which is one of the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva and its current structure was built by Ahilyabai Holkar in the 18th Century.

Varanasi oldest city in the world Ghats and Temples in Varanasi

Varanasi is also famous for its ghats(do read my blog on Ghats in Varanasi) means bank of river ganga there are 88 historical ghats with different names. People come from all over the world for taking bath in river ganga and puja ceremonial. Dashswamedh Ghat one of the ghat in Varanasi is famous for its “Aarti”(Light are offered to the river ganga). In Varanasi there are two ghats famous for cremation Manikarnika and Harishchandra Ghats. It is said that people in their last stage of life come here for salvation(moksha).Varanasi is also famous for different temples like Kal Bhairav Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple Sankat Mochan, Durga Temple , Birla Temple(Vishwanath Temple BHU), Bharat Mata Temple and many others.


Sarnath in Varanasi

Varanasi is also famous for Sarnath one of the holiest buddhist sites in the world which 10km away from main Varanasi it is said that Gautam Buddha delivered his first speech in Sarnath after coming from bodh gaya. Monks buddhist from all over the world come here and learn about buddhism. It is like centre of learning for monks and scholars.

Places to visit in Varanasi

There are many places to visit in Varanasi Vishwanath Temple, Kalbhairav Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Bharat Mata Temple Ramnagar Fort, Banaras Hindu University, Ganges River, Dashaswamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Namo Ghat,Harishchandra Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Sarnath and etc.

Varanasi Famous for Eating and Drinking

Varanasi oldest city in the world is also famous for its eating and drinking. Pan which is a mouth freshner is the famous eatable thing it comes with tobacco and non tobacco, also breakfast  in Varanasi is also very famous  “Kachori Jalebi” which people living in Varanasi eats as a breakfast. Thandai (Milk Based drink) with almond cashews and also with bhaang( intoxication) is very famous whoever is visiting in Varanasi they do try the Thandai either without intoxication or with intoxication.(Don’t try with Bhang it may harm you or may cause you some health problem).You will find sweet dish malliyo which is made by a drop of dew in winter , Golgappa(water balls) and Chaat(a spicy snack) is also very famous in Varanasi do try all this whenever you visit Varanasi.

Banarasi Silk

Silk specially Banarasi Silk Saree is very much famous. Banarasi Silk Saree made here are worn all over the world filled with brocade and Embroidery looks beautiful. Banarasi Silk Suits are also very famous across the world.

Train Station, Bus station and Airports in Varanasi

There are two major railway station in Varanasi one is cantt railway station(railway station code BSB) and another is Banaras railway station which is in Manduwadih(railway station code BSBS).Both the railway station are connected with almost every part of the India. In Varanasi there is one bus station which is 100 m away from Varanasi railway station cantt. Almost major cities of Uttar Pradesh Including Prayagraj(Allahabad) ,Agra, Lucknow , Gorakhpur and other cities are well  connected one can easily board the bus from  any part of the cities in Uttar Pradesh and other states as well including capital of India Delhi. In Varanasi there is one international airport Lal Bahadur Shahtri International Airport  which is having non stop flight with major cities of India  and one can fly directly to Thailand , Dubai  Srilanka and Nepal from Varanasi.

Accommodation in Varanasi

Varanasi oldest city in the world here you will find many lodge, Dharmsalas, Guest House, Homestay, AirBnB, 2 star to 5 star Hotels so one can easily accommodate here as per their budget.

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Transporation in Varanasi

One can easily find any mode of Transportation in Varanasi including auto rickshaw , paddle rickshaw, Cabs(Ola , Uber and Rapido),Electric Toto and Bike and Car on Rent.

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