Varanasi is a holy city and is famous as one of the oldest cities in the world. Also popularly known as Banaras, it is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh on the banks of Holy Ganges.
There is a popular notion that by taking a holy dip in the Ganges, one can wash away their sins. Visitors from all over the world visit Varanasi and explore its many attractions. It is believed that the city is abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. One can also attain moksha at Varanasi.
At dawn or sunset one can take a boat ride and get soaked in the peaceful atmosphere of Varanasi. During the evening, the aarti takes place at the Ghats and can surely transport you to another world. Pilgrims visit Varanasi every year to offer their devotion to the Almighty.
Varanasi is also famous for its Benarasi saris and they are the best in the world. The Banaras Hindu University is a notable landmark as well.
City of Temples
There are many temples in and around Varanasi. The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is a famous temple of Lord Shiva. Then there is the Durga Temple and the Sankatmochan Temple that many pilgrims visit each year. You can also visit the Bharat Mata Temple, which is dedicated to Mother India.