Located on the legendary Ganges River, Varanasi city shows up with its splendid and friendly beauty. The highlight here is the scene of pilgrims baptizing and praying in the early morning.
It can be said that Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in India. It carries with you the ancient mystical religious rites of the legendary Ganges. Hindus believe that if their lives on earth were bathed every day on the Ganges. By the time they died in the city of Varanasi, if the ashes were scattered into the Ganges, they would go to the ecstatic domain.
Varanasi is located about an hour from New Delhi, or if you want to take the train, it will take about 10 hours. However far away, the city of Varanasi, also called as Benares, Banaras or Kashi, has always been one of the must-see destinations of Indian tourism. This is the address for travelers who want to learn and explore the roots of the millennial culture there.
In the evening, the Ganges River is the place where sacred rituals and bold identities take place like a brilliant stage and the river wharf is a huge fire station burning all night. If you have the opportunity to travel to India in the summer and visit Varanasi in the evening, you will feel the sacred and truly impressive atmosphere on the banks of the Ganges.
Many people not only rejoice in bathing and taking water from the sacred Ganges River, but also take sips of water with respect. Pilgrims who came from far away will return right in the night with small plastic cans bringing Ganges water to their loved ones as a valuable gift. Coming to this place, you will feel the holiness that this land brings.
Varanasi is a holy city of Hinduism and one of the four holy places of Buddhism located on the banks of the sacred Ganges. It is also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. You can explore ancient destinations or feel the atmosphere of everyday life full of fun. The small, old and cramped streets are the place of living and transportation of a large number of city residents. It is easy to see that all activities in Varanasi are associated with the Ganges.