India’s one of the famous ancient cities and the holy city, Varanasi is a spectacular place to witness true spirituality and human life. The city may not be popular for famous touristic attractions but the narrow streets, temples, and ghats along the Ganges river make you experience many interesting things in your life.
Different traditional practices, ceremonies, and things do here let you know what’s the life from start to end. Simply at this holy place, you can know what’s the definition of life from birth to death.
To seek the charisma of the city what the thing you have to do is just explore the chaotic streets of Varanasi. You will go through different attractions of the city in exploring the streets of Varanasi. Here below stated in detail what your going to explore in the ancient city.
Get blessings from sacred temples of Varanasi:
We already know Varanasi is a holy city. So there is no doubt a number of temples in the city stands as the center of attraction.
At every corner and turn, you can find different temples. By exploring the streets you can easily have the chance to visit various temples which are known for great history.
Most of the temples in the city are not built in recent times they were mostly built in ancient days. Particularly some temples in the city have a prominent history in Puranas also. If you are aware of Shakti Peetas means, here you can visit Shakti Peeta of Goddess Parvathi known as Vishalakshi temple.
Other famous temples of Varanasi are Kashi Vishwanath temple, Annapurna Devi Mandir, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Sankata Devi Mandir, Birla Vishwanath Mandir, Kaal Bhairav Mandir, Durga Kund Mandir, Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple, and more. These are a few temples if you are interested you go around more number of temples. Explore Indian Panorama of Maharajas express which cover Varanasi and enjoy the temple and ghats of Varanasi.
Experience the diverse Ghats of Varanasi:
If in case you are confused in the bustling streets of Varanasi then try to visit nearby ghat. Yes, almost every street in Varanasi will connect to the different ghats. So you can experience different ghats of Varanasi along the river Ganges. In Varanasi, nearly there 100 ghats among them 25 are very important.
But at every ghat, you can see continuous ceremonies and spiritual acts performing in 24 hours a day of the time. One important thing is at two ghats cremation takes place every day. They are Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghats. Better avoid these ghats if you are not interested.
By the night all the people in the city and visitors will be thronged to the ghats to witness the Ganga Aarti. So don’t forget to capture this wonderful moment in Varanasi. Important ghats to visit in Varanasi are Assi ghat, Chet Singh ghat, Dasaswamedh ghat, Darbhanga ghat, Scindhia ghat, Man Mandir ghat, and Bhonsale ghat. Possibly don’t miss the Assi ghat because here you can see the confluence of two rivers Ganges and Assi.
Varanasi like a shopping paradise:
While roaming in the streets what we generally do is shopping. For it, Varanasi is also a good destination to shop different items but try to buy the things which are inter-related to religious aspects. The best picks to buy here are Banaras silk saris, Gulabi Minakari, handicrafts, glass beads, musical instruments, wooden toys, stone carvings, rudrakshas, carpets, bangles, idols of deities, and more.
Whatever you want to buy but don’t miss Banaras silk saris in your shopping bags. Because here you can find the best collections and also you can gift them to your neighbors.
The shopping zones of Varanasi are Thateri bazaar, Godowilia, Vishwanath lane, Chowk, Gyan Vapi, Baba Blacksheep, Harmony Book shop, Mehrotra Silk, Old Varanasi street market, art galleries of Varanasi, and others. Anyway, show your skills in bargaining.
Street food varieties of Varanasi:
Strolling in the streets of Varanasi and not tasting the street food means, it’s a big mistake you did. Varanasi’s cuisines are just amazing. A good number of food options in the streets of Varanasi tempts you a lot to taste them.
Due to this is a religious site, here you can’t find any non-vegetarian items but you can enjoy the best savors of vegetarian varieties. The delectable street food varieties of Varanasi are Kachori Sabzi, Dahi chutney gol gappe, Tamatar chaat, Baati chokha, Choor Matar, Chena Dahi Vada, Malaiyyo, and others. If you choose your tour in maharajas express to explore Varanasi you can also try delicious indian food onboard in maharajas express restaurants.
To satisfy your taste buds with these delicacies means, the best destinations to try are Ram Bhandar, Kachori Gali, Thatheri bazaar, Rabri Jalebi, Gopal Mandir Gali, Deena Chaat Bhandra, Puran das road, Deena Chaat bhandar, Neelkanth, and some other places. It’s sure you will definitely bowl to the street food of Varanasi.