Also known as Banaras or Kashi, Varanasi boasts of being one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. Placed on the banks of holy river Ganga, it is amongst the most revered destinations in India, which is flocked by the followers of Hinduism, all round the year. It is believed that Varanasi was established by Lord Shiva himself. Varanas is considered as the holiest of the 7 sacred cities or the Sapta Puri, as it is known in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.
This holy city is dotted with a number of attractions in the form of several temples and more. A boat ride on the placid waters of river Ganga is a popular activity amongst the tourists. It is no exaggeration if one says that Varanasi is the best place to see the strong believes of the Hindu devotees in their religion, rituals and holy practices. The Ghats of Varanasi bustle with activities related to different religious customs.
This city is even visited by foreign travelers who wish to observe the richness of Hindu religion and its age-old practices. The spiritual capital of India, Varanasi is also placed close to Sarnath, an important site of Buddhism. India Pilgrim Tours offers you the following well-planned packages: