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Varanasi Sights and Landmarks Guide, India

Tourist Destinations to see in Varanasi 

Varanasi is the great learning center of Hinduism and it is also associated with Sanskrit, spiritualism, and yoga.  In Varanasi there are many famous and expert dancers and musicians who have also visited to this ancient city. Varanasi is known as the first ancient city of the world according to the Hindus.  Hence Varanasi has been the seat of Hinduism and the city has embodied the soul of Indian civilization and Hindu culture. Among these tourist destinations that symbolize Varanasi they include the following places: the ruins of the ancient temples, the Ganga river and the legends of Hindu monks and saints that are rumored to have  lived in the city of Varanasi.

There are many important tourist places in Varanasi. They are as follows:

Kashi Vishwanath Temples:  

There are many temples that are located in Varanasi.  Most of these large temples are located in the old city of Varanasi and in these temples lie the spectacular Kashi Vishwanath temple which is the most legendary temple in the Hindu religion, where it is said that the Lord Shiva has presided. This temple is decorated very well and it embodies the architecture of Indian culture.

 Ghat along with the Ganga River:

The Ganga River is the most important and holy river from the Hindu legends that flows along the land of Varanasi. On both sides of the Ganga River there are huge pavilions with concrete steps have been constructed in order to be dedicated to the great legends of the Hindu religion. These Ghates are a major part of the tourist attractions in Varanasi. The other notable Ghates to seen in this area include the following: Dashashwamedha Ghat, Asi, Barnasangam, Panchganga and Manikarnika. You can even take a boat ride early in the morning along with the river and watch the crowd of people who come to worship the rising sun at these temples.

 Saranth Temple:

The Saranath temple is the closest temple to Varanasi city where Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment. The stupa of Saranath was erected at the Ashoka and many other Buddhist monuments were setup in Saranath thereafter.

 Central Institute of Higher Tibetan studies:  

The Central Institute of Higher Tibetan studies in Varanasi is another tourist hot spot which was founded by the Dalai Lama in 1971.  One can learn about the spiritual, cultural and linguistic studies of Tibet here. 

  Bharat Kala Bhawan:

The Bharat Kala Bhawan was started in 1950.  It is a university museum that is famous for its unique collection of miniature Indian paintings. The Bharat kala bhavan has the richest collection of artwork in Varanasi.

Other tourist destinations that visitors may find intriguing in Varanasi include the following locations:

  Maharaja Banaras, vidhya mandir, Banaras Hindu University, Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary, Dams etc.

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