Varanasi city Map showing roads, hotels, hospitals and other places of interest. Varanasi, also known as Benaras and Kashi is situated in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Other major attractions of Varanasi are Alamagir Mosque, Man Mandir Observatory, Banaras Hindu. Varanasi earlier known as Banaras is a holy city. Detailed map of Varanasi/ Banaras is given with district map of Varanasi. Varanasi. JHV Mall // # > Nadèsar Post Office. /St. Mary's. Church. NADESAR. A Church of Banaras. Varanasi City. Railway Station. Mint Rd. VARANASI. CANTONMENT.
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We follow editorialcalls. The carvings on the wall depict sceneries and often attract the art lovers. The ghat is dedicated to Lalita Devi who is reckoned to be the personification of Goddess Durga.
Devotees who come to this ghat believe that bathing at this ghat will earn them blessing of the Goddess and prosperity will seep into their lives. There is a palace near the ghat, which is believed to be the place where the Maharaja stayed during his pilgrimage. The palace boasts of its rich Rajputana architecture and attracts lots of tourists. The ghat is also known as the shelter of famous Sanskrit scholar Madhusudan Sarasvati. There is temple complex at the ghat as well, where old images of Kali, folk goddesses, Shiva, Ganesha, and Kartikeya can be seen.
On the 12th dark-half of Chaitra March-April many pilgrims pay a visit to the Yogini temple and take ritual baths at this ghat. Another occasion of attraction is Holi, on the eve of the festival devotees come to pay homage and perform rituals at the ghat.
It is believed that the water of this well contains the linga from the original Vishwanath Temple, which was vandalized by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in the 17th century. The Gyan Vapi mosque was built by Aurangzeb in the place where this temple was situated. Within the campus of the university is the famed Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum, which is renowned for its rich collection of Indian paintings.
The paintings date back to between 11th century and 20th century and are about in number. The Mughal miniatures, the sculpture of marriage of Shiva and Parvati and the 11th century statue of Vishnu and the Gandhara sculpture are the major attractions here.
Built in the 17th century, this fort has been the home to royals of Varanasi for over years. Although almost in ruins today, the palace still retains its charm.
One can still witness the ornamented swords, photographs of tiger shoots and visits by the King and Queen of Belgium can be seen decorated on the wall. The Durbar Hall of the fort is converted into a museum, where several objects like palanquins and elephant howdahs are on display.
There are numerous images of the five river goddess, namely, Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Dhutpapa and Kirana. Many devotees throng this ghat in hopes of attaining blessings from these five goddesses.
There are five idols presiding here and each is of black stone. From the ghat one can see the Alamgir Mosque, which is believed to have been constructed by Aurangzeb. This city was once the greatest learning centre in India and had also been visited by Chinese travellers Fa-Hien and Huien Tsang.
The Deer Park is a major attraction in Sarnath; it is believed it is the place where Buddha visited in BC to preach Dharmachakra or the Wheel of Law his first major sermon after gaining enlightment.
Deer Park is a complex now and the central monument here is Dhamekh Stupa, which is believed to be erected at place, where Buddha delivered his first sermon to five disciples. There is another stupa that catches the attention and it is called Dharmarajika Stupa built by emperor Ashoka.
The complex is dotted with small monasteries and temples. The Bodhi Tree is also planted here in the year In Sarnath, one can also visit the Archaeological Museum that displays a wonderful collection of Buddhist artifacts. The major attraction here is the Ashokan Lion Capital in polished sandstone. The confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati River has offered Allahabad cultural and political importance for nearly years now. Allahabad, also known as Prayag, became a major centre of the Independence Movement.
Today, Allahabad is a prosperous province and its tree-line avenues and the congested old city offers a commendable contrast.
There are a number of places that catches the attention of visitors in Allahabad. Allahabad Fort built in has a famed Ashokan pillar that was brought from Kaushambi. According to local legends, the city was built by the Pandavas from Mahabharata. At Kaushambi, one can see paved brick road, small houses, ceramic drains, and the stump of an Ashokan Pillar 3rd century BC. But it's glory was restored during the rule of Mughal emperor, Akbar. Culture of Varanasi: Intermingling of cultures Varanasi has been a part of Indian civilisation since the beginning of time.
Successive empires have made this city their trading and cultural hub, and this has brought the city into contact with a broad range of cultures.
A large number of monuments currently standing in and near the city are a testament to this diverse past. Varanasi was also a very wealthy city for a long time, and the grandeur of the Ghats, public spaces and places of worship reflect this. Boating in Varanasi The majesty of the river Ganges can be best appreciated in a boat ride which is a must-have experience if in Varanasi.
River Ganges runs through the city and the several ghats connect river to the land. There are numerous big and small boats waiting at the ghats to be hired from morning till sunset.
The rides can be customised as per the request, but are generally costlier during the morning popularly known as the Subah-e-Banaras and at the sunset, during the time of Ganga Aarti. Types of Boat Rides A traditional rowing boat is the most common type of boat and a minutes ride can cost around INR per person. Rides during sunset, at the time of Ganga aarti and at dawn, are the most famous of all.
Kashi Darshan- Ride to Kashi is a popular attraction which takes four hours to complete.
Ram Nagar Fort- Another popular ride is the palace of Banaras. It involves a walk on foot and sightseeing of the market. There are also Motorboats to ride around. The cost usually INR per person. Tips The rowing boat usually carries 6 people at once. If there already are 6 people in a boat, do not try to fit in as the boats are rowed by manual labour and you do not want to strain the labourers.
Make sure to carry mosquito repellents as the river is polluted and full of disease-causing flies and mosquitoes. Restaurants and Local Food in Varanasi Varanasi has a distinct tint to its cuisine with a certain influence of dishes and styles of Bihar added to its platter. Another essential relish of the town is its Paan, a delicacy of betel leaf. Other than these, do try out the Butter Toast with hot milk, typically almond flavoured.