Explore Varanasi

The City

Varanasi, commonly known as Banaras, has often been regarded as a city that still preserves the age-old rich spiritual essence, rituals and traditions of the Indian culture, mythology, and philosophy. It is the most revered and desired choice of the pilgrims who come for the discovery of self, for an everlasting oneness of the body, mind and soul, and for redemption from sins and attainment of ‘moksha’.

Situated along the west bank of the river Ganges, Varanasi is one of the seven sacred places for the Hindus. The city is proud to be one of the oldest living cities of the world whose 2,500 years of long and vast history is intensely infused in the Hindu mythology. The renowned novelist Mark Twain once wrote,

“Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together!"

The city records its name in Mahabharata and Ramayana, the two magnum opera of great Indian intellectuals namely Veda Vyasa and Maharishi Valmiki respectively.

Varanasi is not just a city of temples, but of shrines and hermitages, of ‘Ghats’ and ‘mantras’, of learning and awakening, of literature and medicine, of rich intangible cultural heritage including art, craft, and music, and above all, it’s a city for the attainment of ‘Moksha’ or ‘Nirvana’.

Manikarnika ghat

It is one of the oldest ghats in Varanasi. It is revered in Hindu religion. When Mata Sati (Aadi shakti mata) sacrificed her life & set her body ablaze after Raja Daksh Prajapati (one of the sons of Lord Brahma)tried to humiliate Lord shiva in a Yagya practiced by Daksh. Lord Shiva took her burning body to Himalay. While going to Himalaya Mata Sati's parts of body started falling on earth. Lord Shiva established Shakti Peeth wherever Sati's body had fallen. At Manikarnika ghat, Mata Sati's Ear's ornament had fallen.

Distance from Hotel – 2.5 Km - 10 mins drive from hotel


Kashi Vishwanath Temple 

Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Hindi: काशी विश्वनाथ मंदिर) is most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in Varanasi,Uttar Pradesh, India, the holiest existing place of Hindus, where at least once in life a Hindu is expected to do pilgrimage, and if possible, also pour the remains of cremated ancestors on the River Ganges.

Distance From Hotel -  2 Km – 7 mins Drive from hotel

 

 

The Ramnagar Fort 

The Ramnagar Fort is a fortification in Ramnagar, Varanasi, India. It is located near the Ganges River on its eastern bank, opposite to the Tulsi Ghat. The structure was built in 1750 by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh with cream oloured chunar sandstone. It is in typicalMughal style of architecture with carved balconies, open courtyards, and pavilions.

Distance From Hotel – 8.2 Km – 25 mins drive from Hotel

 

 

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