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Varanasi is popular as religious capital of India and it is also one of the oldest populated cities of world. This holy city is also known as Banaras and situated in the southeastern part of northern Indian state Uttar Prades. City is situated in left bank of the sacred river Ganga and this city is one is in the seven holy spots for Hindus. Every devout Hindu wants to visit Varanasi once in life and also want to take a holy dip at the most popular Ganges Ghats, walk the religious Panchakosi road that covers the city, and, if God wills, expire here in older age. Both Hindus and non-Hindus from all around the world visit Varanasi for different motives. Even though Varanasi is traditionally known as the city of lord Shiva and Ganga, and also as city of temples, ghats, music, and the way for heaven or nirvana.
Varanasi also represents ancient Indian civilization.
When tourists visit Varanasi the places they love to cover are listed below:
- The archaeological museum of Sarnath addresses numerous relics of the history, together with the National symbol of India, the Ashoka pillar.
- As Varanasi is chiefly connected with Hinduism and the temples are the main attraction. Some of the main temples of Varanasi are Vishwanath temple, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas temple, Sankat Mochan temple, and the Bharat Mata temple. The Bharat Mata Temple is a house of huge marble map of the entire Indian subcontinent and Tibetan raised ground.
- The Ganga Ghats (Ganga river fronts) are the chief hub of holy activities and rituals and also these ghats are the main attractions of Varanasi. There are around 80 ghats in Varanasi.
- The Alamgir Mosque, combination of the Hindu and Mughal techniques of the architecture, is also an attractive and important spot of Varanasi.
- Other important attractions of Varanasi are the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Sarnath, the Archaeological Museum, Jain temples, wild life century, Bharat Kala Bhavan and the Buddhist Stupas and temples at Sarnath.