Varanasi, the oldest city in the world,is known for its religious values. A holy city that is situated on the banks of RIVER Ganga has some beautiful sites to explore. Not just Indians, but many foreign travellers as well travel to Varanasi all around the year. Many religious festivals are also organized in the holy city and pilgrims from all corners of the world to take holy bath in the River Ganges. Hindu people believe that taking bath in holy river Ganga would wash away their sins.
The reason Varanasi is known as the religious city of India is because it is home for many temples that has strong religious beliefs. Staying in Varanasi is not difficult as there are many hotels in Varanasi that provides all kinds of accommodation for all kinds of travellers.
Must see places in Varanasi
Ghats of Ganges – This is the main attraction of the city and the soul of the city Banaras. The traditions, customs and beliefs of this city constitute to the values the city. It would be hard to believe but some Ghats were built during the 12th century.
Manikarnika Ghat – This ghat is known as the largest funeral ground in India. Many Hindus cremate their family members on this Ghat. The legends say that, when Lord Vishnu was digging a pit, accidently an earning which Lord Shiva was wearing dropped in this pit. Hindus believe that anyone who is cremated on this ghat attains Moksha.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple – It is one of the oldest temples built in India. This temple is known as the golden temple of Hindus because the domes of this temple are covered in gold, which was donated by King, Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Staying in Varanasi
You can find all kinds of hotels here from cheap stays to the luxurious 5 star hotels. Some of the Varanasi hotels 5 stars and below are enlisted below: –
WelcomHeritage Jukaso Ganges – Jukaso Ganges is a 5-star property that is built on the banks of Guleriaghat. It is built with the chunar sandstone that was primarily used in building of forts during the ancient era. Every room in this hotel has a river facing view so that the guests can enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the river.
Hotel Taj Ganges – If you want to enjoy great modern amenities, then this the place you stay. It is located in the centre of Nadesar Palace grounds and ideal for people travelling on business purposes. There are around 130 rooms and 10 suits, a business centre, round the clock room service, front desk and transport services.
Hotel Varanasi Ashok – This is a 4-star property that provides all modern facilities. The guest here can enjoy beautiful views of River Varuna. This hotel has around 80 guest rooms and 4 suits. This hotel provides all kinds of amenities like a restaurant, room service, laundry service, forex exchange etc.
Pallavi International hotel– This hotel was a palace earlier. A 3-star property located in the centre of the city, reflects the ancient Indian culture. While you are in hotel, you can various painting and artefacts showcasing the ancient art of India. This hotel has green surroundings and easily accessible from Airport and train.
So, take your pick and enjoy the blissful tour of the holiest city, Varanasi!