Varanasi – India’s spiritual capital India. Nestled on the banks of the Ganges (Ganga) river in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi exhibits the true essence of India. For over 2000 years, Varanasi has been a center of learning and civilization.
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BANARAS RICH STORY
Also known as Benares, Banaras, or Kashi, Varanasi is claimed to be one of the oldest livelihood cities in the world.
A famous American writer, Mark Twain once penned down that “ ‘Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.
Once you’re in Varanasi, you’ll experience crowd and queue, temples everywhere, old traditional buildings, narrow lanes, cows, etc and that’s the beauty of Varanasi.
The trip to Varanasi is incomplete if you do not attend the Ganga aarti performed by priests at the Ghats which looks immensely beautiful.
When we think of Varanasi, we think of Ghats, Banarasi silk sarees, temples, and foods. But, with 5 years of Modi’s rule, Varanasi has evolved a lot, after all, it is his own constituency.
In Varanasi, for the first time, our PM Modi has inaugurated India’s first multi-modal terminal on the Ganga river, ring roads, rail overbridges has been made, and how can forget about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which made the Ghats of Varanasi even more beautiful.
In addition to that, Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital has been set up.
BEST SEASON TO VISIT
As the city lies at an elevation of 80.71 meters above sea level, you will find the place extremely dry and humid. However, when it comes to culture and religious rituals, the city is at its best throughout the year.
Varanasi in Summer
Summer in Varanasi starts in April and ends in the month of June. The temperature ranges between 32-degree Celsius to 45-degree Celsius. During summer, you will experience the hot dry winds commonly known as “loo”.
While the summer season is off-season, therefore you will find great deals on hotels and you will get to explore the temples without crowds.
Varanasi in Monsoon
From July to September, the people of Varanasi experience a frequent shower. The temperature ranges from 24 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius during the Monsoon season.
If you’re planning your trip during this time of the season, you may find it difficult to explore various places as the rain can hamper your travel plans.
The temperature drops but the humidity will be high. However, you may find the evening cool and refreshing.
Varanasi in Winter
Winter is said to be one of the best seasons to visit Varanasi. It starts in October and ends in March.
The mornings are pleasant and the nights are cold and the temperature ranges between 5 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees Celsius.
Additionally, during the winter season, there are various religious festivals happen and one of them is the Diwali festival. During this season, it will be delightful to watch the festive mood of the city.
WHY VISIT VARANASI
As mentioned above, Varanasi is the spiritual capital of India and is the home of Hinduism. Therefore, it is not just a tourist place, it is a significant place for Hindus.
Varanasi is known for its temples, the city of Lord Shiva, and the holy River Ganges runs where Ganga aarti is performed every evening. A lot of pilgrims, tourists, and photo enthusiasts visit this sacred place throughout the year.
As the day falls, the ghats of the city become beautiful with lights and earthen lamps. Ganga aarti is performed every day at Dasaswamedh Ghat, located close to Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
The evening aarti ceremony which includes offering flowers, circling brass lamps, circling incense sticks offers a spectacular view which you will embrace for a long time.
VARANASI UNESCO CONNECTION
Furthermore, Varanasi is also referred to as the “City of Music” by UNESCO. The city is famous for its classical music and has given many famous music maestros.
The city also offers various temples and some of them are hundreds of years old. Moreover, it is a great place for those who love exploring architecture.
On the other hand, if you’re a foodie and love to experience food in various places, this city is for you. Varanasi is an excellent place to try some mouth-watering street food.
Street foods of Varanasi represent the true essence of the city’s culture and cuisine. Banarsi Paan is the most recommended when in Varanasi.
Try Mallaiyo, Kachori sabzi, Jalebi, Tamatar Chatt, Laung-Lata and you’ll fall in love with the city again and again.
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