Welcome at "THE HOLY CITY VARANASI". Varanasi, or Banaras,
(also known as Kashi) is one of the oldest living cities in the world.
Varanasi`s Prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrivalled.
Mark Twain, the English author and literateur, who was enthralled
by the legend and sanctity of Banaras, once wrote : "Banaras
is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend
and looks twice as old as all of them put together". According
to the ‘Vamana Purana’, the Varuna and Assi rivers originated
from the body of the primordial Person at the beginning of time itself.
The tract of land lying between them is believed to be ‘Varanasi’,
the holiest of all pilgrimages.
The word ‘Kashi’ originated from the word ‘Kas’
which means to shine. Steeped in tradition and mythological legacy,
Kashi is the ‘orignal ground ‘ created by Shiva and parvati,
upon which they stood At the beginning of time. Varanasi is the microcosm
of Hinduism, a city of traditional classical culture, Glorified by
myth and legend and sanctified by religion, it has always attracted
a larg number of pilgrims And worshippers from time immemorial.To
be in Varanasi is an experience in itself…. An experience in
Self –discovery… an ethereal oneness of the body and soul.
Tourist Attractions in Varanasi
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir :
Also known as the Golden Temple, it is dedicated to Lord shiva, the
presiding deity of the city. Varanasi is Said to be the point at which
the first jyotirlinga, the fiery pillar of light by which shiva manifested
has supremacy over others gods, broke through the Earth’s crust
and flared towards the heavens. More than the Gaths and even the Ganga,
the Shivalinga installed in the temple remains the devotional focus
Kashi Vidya Peeth :
The Kashi Vidyapeeth was set up in 1920 by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta
to provide alternate education arrangement discarding that of the
British. It soon became a centre of natoinal education with Hindi
as the medium of instruction. Acharya Narendradev, Babu Sampurnanand,
Babu Sriprakash & many more Luminaries of the time have been associated
with this institute.
Barat Kala Bhawan, B.H.U :
Started in 1950 as a university museum, Bharat Kala Bhawan in famous
for its unique collection of miniature paintings. It has a rich collection
of Rajasthani paintings, Pichhawai’s, pahari painting, Nepalese
& Tibetan Thankas, Company paintings as well as paintings of contemporary
artists, illustrated Mrigavati, Kalpa Sutra, Chora-Panchasika, Laura-Chanda,
Shah-nama and some pages of Humza-nama Are the proud possessions of
Banaras Hindu University :
The Banaras Hindu University was established in 1916 by special efforts
of Nationalist Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. Today it has grown into
one of the biggest universities of India.
River Front (Ghats) :
spectacular 4 km sweep of the Ghats is unique sight, best viewed at
dawn, in that "soft first light" when the river and Ghats
have a timeless appeal. Life is almost panoramic detail unfolds here
from dawn to dusk as a steady stream of devotees-swelling to thousands
on auspicious days –perform rituals by the Ganga. The Ghats
are best approached by Dashashwamedha ghat, where boats are available
Central Institute Of Higher Tibetan Studies :
The only institute of its kind in the world, imprating education in
the Tibetan language, it was Est. by the Dalai Lama in 1971. Presently
located at Sarnath, the institute has a rare collection of Buddhist
texts, Tibetan manuscripts and other journals.
Another architectural masterpiece creation of the Mughal emperor Shah
Jehan, Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. Built in red sandstone
in 1650 AD, the mosque is located just opposite to the Red Fort. You
can have a bird's eye view of Delhi from the top of 40 m high minarets
of the mosque.
Best of Northern India
Coverd Places : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Jhansi - Khajurho - Varanasi
Best of Rajasthan
Tour (13 Days)
Coverd Places : Delhi - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Jaipur - Agra
With North India (11 Days)
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& Tiger (13 Days)
Coverd Places : Delhi - Sariska - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra -
India Tour (11 Days)
Coverd Places : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior - Khajuraho - Varanasi
India - Short And Sweet
Coverd Places : Delhi, Jaipur, Agra
North India Travel (10
Safari at Corbett National Park (06 Days)
Fair Tour (08 Days)
Retreat (10 Days)
Heritage (16 Days)
Taj Mahal Tour (07 Days)
Shopping in Varanasi
Varanasi has, since times immemorial, been hailed as a premier centre
for some of the finest handicrafts. The most renowned craft of the
city is its silk weaving. "Banarsi Sarees" produced by local craftsmen
are among the most preferred, not only in India but across the world.
Brassware, copperware, ivory ware, glass bangles, wood and clay
toys and exquisite gold jewelry are some of the other crafts the
city is famous for. Bhadohi carpets and musical instruments are
among the other shopping attractions. Main Shopping Centres are
How to Getting Varanasi
How to Reach Varanasi by Air: Indian Airlines flies to Babatpur
airport which is 22 km. from Varanasi and 30 km. from Sarnath There
is a. direct, daily flight connection between Varanasi and New Delhi.
It also connects Varanasi to Delhi, Agra,. Khajuraho, Calcutta,
Mumbai, Lucknow and Bhuvaneshwar. For travel reservations contact
How to Reach Varanasi by Rail : Varanasi is an important
and major rail junction. The city is served by trains from all metros
and major cities across the country. New Delhi, mumbai, Calcutta,
Chennai, Gwalior, Meerut, Indore, Guwahati, Allahbad, Lucknow, Dehradun…
the city has direct rail connections.
How to Reach Varanasi by Road : Varanasi, on (National Highway)
NH2 from Calcutta to Delhi, NH7 to Kanya Kumari and NH29 to GoraKhpur
is connected literally to the rest of the country by good motorable.