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Varanasi is a one of the oldest city of the world and a main Hindu pilgrimage centre. From ancient time, Varanasi is well-known for spiritualism, holiness, Indian beliefs and Hinduism. All these are reflected in number of ways like, in temples, Ashrams and Ghats. Varanasi is connected not only with Hinduism but also with Jainism and Buddhism. With lots of Hindu temples, Varanasi also has Buddhist Stupas and Jain temples. Varanasi is also known as cultural capital of India, so that many tourists come for Varanasi tour. Varanasi is chiefly related with Hinduism, so temples are the main attraction. So in Varanasi Tour one can cover many temples, ghats and other historical place. Some of them are listed below:
The Ghats: Main attraction of Varanasi is ghats. There are about 80 ghats and each of them engages its own particular place in the religious geography of the Varanasi. You can see early-morning bathers, people practicing meditation and yoga, and Brahmin priests offering puja. Many ghats are used for bathing, but there are some 'burning ghats' were bodies are cremated.
Alamgir Mosque: Also identified as “Beni Madhav Ka Darera”, the Alamgir Mosque is a beautiful combination of the Hindu and Mughal techniques of the architecture. Aurangzeb on the location of the Vishnu Temple constructs the mosque.
Durga Temple: This eighteenth century Durga Temple is also famous as the Monkey Temple because many violent monkeys are live here. The temple was construct in a regular north Indian fashion with an elaborate shikhar, consisting of five sections symbolizing the elements of life.
Bharat Mata Temple: This temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi and situated in Godaulia, exterior the old city. Here, in place of gods and goddess, one finds a giant map in marble of the complete Indian subcontinent and Tibetan plateau.
Tulsi Manas Temple: Temple Built in 1964 and it is devoted to Lord Rama. It is constructed where Tulsidas, the great medieval seer, is supposed to have lived and written the holy epic "Shri Ramcharitmanas". The two layer walls of the temple are printed with the poetry and pictures from this great epic.
Other attractions are: Emperor Aurangzeb's Mosque, Vishwanath Temple, Benaras Hindu University with its marble Shiva temple, Sarnath, and museum.