Varanasi is located on the western bank of the river Gang in north India and on 760 km from Delhi. About 1 million people live there. There is a famous Hinduism University in Varanasi.
Varanasi always was and will remain a major religious and cultural centre for the Hindus of the whole world.
This city possesses some mystic force. And each person, who arrives here, very soon feels the magic aura of the eternal city, simply wandering on the labyrinths of his windings streets.
If you want to know about the religious life of the Hindus while you are spending your Vacations in India, spend your holidays in Varanasi. Travel in Varanasi will give you the true picture of the religious life in India.
Tours in Varanasi could be enjoyable and informative for you. Varanasi travels will help you in gaining a lot of knowledge about India. This city does not look like the others: here you will meet unusual wanderers and sainted wanderers, Brahmans, turning their passionate prayers to God; ringing of bluebells and religious canticles.
Nobody here does hurry. You can see that one of the most ancient religions of the world; as light, good and opened its followers to everybody, to meeting on their way. And although here you will not find architectural splendour of Agra or majestic fortresses of Jaipur, this city unchanging draws to itself tourists from all around the world.
If you love beautiful things, Varanasi is what you need, because it is simply impossible to go by amazing, handwork shale, various bedspreads, shawls, the simply rarest, very much and not very much dear fabrics, sari, silk carpets, thinnest work of decorations of jewellers. Here you will find wares from ivory, copper and bronze.
Here are some of the main sights of the city:
Varanasi Ghats are stone bathhouses of steps for sacral ablution. They were stretched out a long chain on the bank of the river. Ghats Asi, Barnasangam, Panchganga and Manikarnika also show by itself a picturesque spectacle and are most reverent. To each of these places some legend and memorable event is necessarily related with the life of Indian gods.
There is one of the richest museums of India in Varanasi. It’s named Bhavan. Amazing collection of an Indian miniature and sculpture is collected here. It is needed also to visit the Vishvanath Temple that is on the Territory of Hinduism University. Ancient Vishvanath that almost ashore Gangs, opened for a visit only by the followers of Hinduism.
The main shopping centres in Varanasi are Chouk, Vishvanath-gali, Gyanvapi, Thatheri-market, Lahurabir, Godouliya and many, many others. In many shops it is possible to find the refined souvenirs and gifts.
The University of Hinduism is one of the sights of Varanasi and it was opened in 1917. He offers courses on Indian philosophy, art and culture, and also music and Sanskrit.