• Languages:
    - Hindi and English
  • Best Time to Visit:
    September to April
  • Temperature:
    Summer : (32 o C to 41 o C) & Winter (7.2 o C to 15.6 o C)
  • Climate: Humid sub-tropical climate
  • Nearest Railway: Varanasi
  • Nearest Airport: Varanasi

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Kashi and benaras are also two names given to Varanasi which is well famous as the pilgrimage for the Indians. There are 12 Jyotir linga sites in India and this place is one of them. This city is located at the banks of the river ganges and is famous as a place good to wash out all the many sins committed in life. It is also a gateway for your rebirth. For over a thousand years now it has been seen that this is one holy place which is the most visited and also worshipped.

You will find a lot of foreign tourists here because the culture followed by people here is very unique. In the eighteenth century this place was said to be the independent kingdom of Kashi. From that time it is a commercial and also a well known and worshipped religious center. As the place is well connected with a lot of roads coming from different cities it becomes easy. If you choose the railways then also it is going to be easy. After getting to the place traveling by the roads will help you in checking out the many people who are nicely dressed in the cultural apparel and also performing many activities.

Tourist Attractions

Kasha Vishwanath temple

Kasha Vishwanath temple also prominent as the golden temple was said to be built in 1780 by Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar. This is one of the Jyotir Linga as there is Shiva in the form of Vishweshwara or Vishwanatha the Hindu Lord that is present here. Apart from this is the Durga temple which is worth taking a look at. This is because the idol of the goddess here has not been set up by any one but has come up on its own.

This is a temple which is multi tiered in looks and is also the one which is colored red as it is the color which signifies goddess Durga. There are many other temples too which you can go around and visit at the time when you are on a tour at this city. These will include many like that of Bharat mata temple, Vyasa temple, Tulsi Manas temple, The new vishwanath temple and many more.

Ramnagar fort

Ramnagar fort which is 14 kilometers from Varanasi is also the one that is situated opposite of river ganges. This wwas known as the ancestral home for the maharaja of Banaras and was built in eighteenth century by Maharaja Balwant Singh. Ved vyasa was the one who stayed here for a real long period and so the vicinity of the fort and the temple plus a museum is dedicated to him.

Jantar Manatar

Jantar Manatar is one observatory that was known to be built here to measure the local time. Archeological museum and the Bharat kala bhavan are two other great museums which you should have a look at. There are more than 100 ghats which you can visit when you are here.

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