We visited Varanasi in Jan 2019, the 2 highlights of my trips to Varanasi were the evening Arti Ceremony on the river and an early morning boat ride at Sunrise on the Holy River. I would advise anyone visiting Varanasi to definitely not miss these out!. The evening Arti, despite the crowd, is simply divine and beautiful.
We left the Ghat around 8:00 pm and went to Thandai Shop. We ordered Thandai, after drinking Thandai, we bought Banaras famous sweet called Khirmohan Chamcham, Malaiyyo.
Varanasi is famous for chat and street food, we enjoyed hot somosa, golgappa and tomato chat whole evening was full of fun and memorable day for us.
Next day we decided to visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Since the temple is open until noon, so we left the hotel at 5:00 am. Mobile and camera are not allowed in the temple due to security reasons. Therefore we only captured a photo of the main gate. Street from gate to temple is called “Vishwanath Gali” Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous temples in Varanasi. It is also known as the Golden temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is having great religious importance to the Hindus because this temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva and this one is 12th. There are various small temples such as the Kaalbhairav, Avimukteshwara, Vishnu, Vinayaka, and Virupaksh Gauri are located in the main campus of the temple.
In the end, I want to say, Banaras is a lovely city and has stuck to my heart. Combo of Banaras and Sarnath is a perfect tourist destination. You will feel different experience in Varanasi visit.
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