Varanasi Pilgrimage Tour destination

 Situated on the left banks of river Ganges, Varanasi is one of the seven sacred cities of Hindus in India. One of the oldest cities of the country also known as Kashi, meaning the city of light, Varanasi finds its mention in the great epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana.Varanasi was the capital of the kingdom of Kashi during the time of Buddha (6th century BC), who gave his first sermon at nearby Sarnath. More than six centuries older than the period of Christ, the city is located in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Known as Benaras during the British rule besides also being known as Muhammadabad, the place is said to have derived its name from two rivers Varuna and Ashi. Varanasi has the finest river frontage in India, with miles of Ghats, or steps, for religious bathing; an assortment of shrines, temples, and palaces with rising tier on tier from the water's edge. The inner streets of the city are narrow, winding, and impassable for motor traffic; the newer, outer suburbs are more spacious and are laid out more systematically. To wander along the streets of Varanasi and experience the magic yourself, book yourself with Varanasi Tours, India.
 
Varanasi, known to the devout as Kashi, is said to have been founded by Shiva, Lord of the Universe. One of the oldest living cities in the world, as also one of the most important pilgrimage sites in India, Varanasi is a major tourist attraction. Situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges, the city has been a centre of learning and civilisation for over 2000 years. It was at Sarnath, only 10 km away from Varanasi, that the Buddha first preached his message of enlightenment, 25 centuries ago. The city finds mention in Holy Scriptures like 'Vamana Purana', Buddhist texts and the 'Mahabharata'. The unique relationship between the mighty Ganga and the city forms the essence of Varanasi - 'the land of sacred light'.
 
The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is famous tourist attraction of the city. Besides Vishwanath Temple, there are few more famous Temples like Bharat Mata Temple, Alamgir Mosque, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Archaeological Museum and Ram Nagar Fort are some of the place worth visiting on Varanasi Travel, India.

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