Choice and preference vary from one person to that of the other and it remains the same when it comes to choosing the travelling destination. Some like adventure destination, some like picturesque destination and there are many who like to visit holy destination. One of the popular holy destinations of India is Varanasi. Let’s take a look at the places of visit which are must to visit when you are in Varanasi for a holy visit.
Exploring the holiness of river Ganges: The most important river of India, The Ganges manages to get the identity equivalent to god in every Indian houses and offers a panoramic view to the people here in Varanasi. It is believed that all curse of life gets erased when you take a dip in the holy water of Ganges. Riding the boat at time of sunrise and sun set will surely give you spectacular views. Dont miss the chance to view the sandhya Aarti on the Ghats of Ganga. Trust us, the view will me an extravagant one for you.
Know Lord Buddha by visiting Sarnath: this place is located at a distance of 10 kms from Varanasi. This place is famous because it is where Buddha made the very first sermon of his after attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. Emperor Ashoka, being the ardent follower of the religion of Buddhism constructed a Stupa here during the period of 234 BC. The tallest ever statue of Lord Buddha can be found here in Sarnath.
Learning the history of Ramgarh Fort: The fort was earlier the residence of the king of Varanasi. Then King of Banaras took the initiative to build this fort during the period of 1750 AD. The fort was made of Red stone and is considered as an astronomical wonder. There is a huge clock in this fort which displays day, week, month, year and several other details related to the astronomy of space objects. You can know more about the history of the fort and its residence by visiting the museum located inside the fort itself.
Chunar Fort- another historical fort of Banaras: This fort is located right on the banks of river Ganges and located at a distance of 40 km from Varanasi. It covers an area of 34000 square feet and known for its rich antiquity. Ujjain King Vikramaditya constructed this fort for his brother Bharthari. It acted as a significant post during the war between Humayun and Sher Shah. East India Company was the last one to have control on this fort.
Apart from the above four there are many others places of visit in Varanasi which cannot be ignore when you are on a holy trip to Varanasi to seek the blessings of lord Shiva by offering puja in the famous Sri Kashi Vishwanath Temple. There are some good hotels in this city where you can enjoy good accommodation facilities. So go ahead and book a package to Varanasi for enjoying the Holy atmosphere of this land of Ganga.