Varanasi got its name from the Varuna River and Assi Ghat. Varanasi is the City of Lord Shiva and is on the Banks of the river Ganges.
One can feel the Holy atmosphere when visiting Varanasi.Aarti is perfomed at night by 7 Priests simultaneously in a dance like form facing all directions. Their chanting and Mantras takes you out of this world and makes you feel the presence of God. A Moment that will remain with you for the rest of your life. You will feel blessed.
Varanasi, the holy city of India, is also known by the name of Kashi and Benaras. Kashi, known as the city of Moksha for Hindus since centuries, is known for its fine-quality silks, 'paan' and Benares Hindu University and Avimukta of the ancient days, Varanasi is the most popular pilgrimage point for the Hindus. One of the seven holiest cities, Varanasi city is also one the Shakti Peethas and one of the twelve Jyotir Linga sites in India.
Varanasi is the oldest city of the world. Varanasi is more than 3000 years old and is famous as the city of temples. In Varanasi, there are temples at every few paces.
Sarnath, located just 12 km from the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, is the site of the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught Dharma after his enlightenment. Sarnath is one of four holy Buddhist sites sanctioned by Buddha himself for pilgrimage.
Places to visit in Varanasi: The Ghats, Cruise on the River Ganges, Viswhanath Temple, Sarnath Temple, Benares Hindu University and Silk Shops.
A visit to Varanasi will definitely amaze and entrance you.