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    Guided Tour To Varanasi

    Varanasi, is one of the seven holy cities in Hinduism which is situated on the banks of the greatest holy River Ganges in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi is also known as “Benares or Kashi” which plays an important part in the life of Hindus as it one of the most religious pilgrim centers in the Country which is visited by millions of people annually coming from different parts of the world. Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world which is more than 3000 years old as mentioned in some of the ancient Hindu epics and puranas. Along with this, Kashi is the abode of Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati who is present here in the form of Vishwanath “Lord of the Universe”.

    Varanasi, is situated on the banks of River Ganges, which is considered the most holy and sacred river in the Country. Devotees from all over the Country visit here to take a holy dip in the river which is believed to wash away the sins. Along with religious importance, the city has been the center of knowledge for years and has given birth to many scholars and philosophers like Tulsi Das, Kabir Das and many more. Not only for Hindus however, this place has great importance in Buddhism as well because of Sarnath, a place situated at 10 kms where Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining enlightenment.

    Varanasi Tour Packages will provide you a perfect insight about the rich culture and diversity of this Country as the city holds great ancient history and is well-known all over the world for its great philosophy, vast traditions, deep knowledge, firm devotion to Gods and Indian art and crafts. Along with this, Varanasi Travel Packages will help you to experience this city like you belong to this city, you will be amazed to see and explore the narrow streets of old Varanasi, Hindu mythology paintings on the walls, local snacks like Jalebi, Rabri, Kachori and Sabji, or strolling the narrow lane with holy cows sitting in the middle. In addition to this, the world’s longest river fronts will make you day with 84 different ghats dedicated to different Gods filled enchanting stories.

    Custom Tours India, would love to take care of you during your upcoming tour of India and Varanasi where you will be amazed to see the real life of Hindus closely. Below mentioned places are the top tourist sites of the city.

    Varanasi Tour Plan & Top Sightseeing Places

    Kashi Vishwanath Temple

    Kashi Vishwanath Temple is situated on the western banks of the river Ganges and is one of the 12 jyotirlingas present in the country. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is present here in the form of Vishwanatha which means “Lord of the Universe ”. The temple holds great history as it was attacked multiple times by Mughals however, later re-built by Ahilyabai Holkar in the 18th century. The main attraction of this temple is the 800 kgs of gold plated on the temple tower, hence the temple is also known as “Golden Temple of Uttar Pradesh ”.

    Ganges Aarti

    Ganges Aarti is the most beautiful part of the city where thousands of people gather together at Dashashwamedh Ghat to worship the holy river Ganges. This fascinating ceremony will make your day with the entire ghat occupied with the tourists, devotees and local people chanting holy prayers, mantras, huge fire lamps and lighting up diyas to worship and show their respect to river Ganges. You can see a complete ghat filled with boats and people who visit this ghat to see this mesmerizing aarti. This will be one of the best experiences you can have in your life!

    Dashashwamedh Ghat

    Dashashwamedh Ghat is one of the most popular ghats in Varanasi which is visited by every tourist. It is believed that Lord Brahma performed prayers at this ghat and sacrificed “ten” ashashwa “horses” here to complete the holy rituals. You can see several devotees performing prayers at this ghat and worshiping Ganges.

    Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir

    Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple is one of the famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Rama and Lord Hanuman. This temple was constructed in the year 1900 by renowned freedom fighter Pandit Madam Mohan Malviya. You can see several playful monkeys in this temple!

    Assi Ghat

    Assi Ghat is another beautiful ghat which is present close to Hindu Banaras University. This is the ghat where River Assi meets River Ganges. You may sight a huge Shiva Lingam where devotees performing rituals and offering prayers to Lord Shiva. This ghat is one of the oldest ghats in Varanasi, as its names has been mentioned in age-old Hindu epics and books. Along with this, this ghat offers one of the best views of sunrise and sunset.

    Manikarnika Ghat

    Manikarnika Ghat is one of the most sacred and important ghats in Varanasi which is believed to be the best and holiest place to get cremated. It is said that one who gets cremated here gets moksha from the cycle of rebirth and attain freedom. You can see hundreds of people getting cremated here every day hence, the ashes here do not even get cooled down. One of the best places to realize that everyone has to leave this life, we come empty handed and leave empty handed!


    Sarnath is a small town situated at a distance of 10 kms from Varanasi which is believed to be the first place where Lord Buddha delivered his first speech after attaining enlightment. The whole place is well-decorated with historical marvels, Buddhist stupas, museums holding some of the rare articles and collections, ancient temples and devotees who come from every part of the world. The place is dated back to the 2nd century as you can see Ashoka’s pillar which was built by Great Emperor Ashoka.

    New Vishwanath Temple

    New Vishwanath Temple is the replica of the main Kashi Vishwanath Temple, situated in the heart of lush green campus of Banaras Hindu University. The temple holds a different positive vibe which relaxes our body and soul. This temple is the perfect place to meditate and perform prayer as it is less crowded and situated in the peaceful green campus of BHU. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva however, you may see other Hindu Gods and Goddesses.