Whenever we are fed up of our regular daily routines, travel always comes to our rescue. We either plan to visit the popular holiday destinations, or we go for the hills and beaches. But surely, most of the travel lovers must have already visited beaches and hills. So this time, you must consider visiting a unique holiday destination. And it is none other than Varanasi. “Khayi ke paan Banaras wala khul jaye band akal ka tala” is the song that we all have heard. Yes, apart from being the magical holy city, Varanasi has a lot more to offer that is sufficient for a worthy stay.
When you hear about Varanasi, the first thing that comes to your mind is the Ghats of the River Ganges where the magic of sunlit sacred waters will make you mesmerized. It takes around 6 hours to reach Varanasi from Lucknow. The rich religious spirit of the city is incomparable to our modern day city delights.
The city has beautiful temples, and the spiritual atmosphere will undoubtedly entrance you and leave you wanting more. Here, mornings, as well as evenings, are different in every sense. You are going to witness people offering prayers to the God of the sun, meditating around the Ghats, washing clothes, etc. Your visit from the temples to different places in Varanasi will fill your mind with peace and leave you calm and stress-free.
The city has much more to offer apart from providing you with peace, serenity and a religion enriched culture. The city is famous for Paan, Kachoris, thandai and what not. There are lots of shops offering all these things, and you will definitely end up indulging in one of them. Along the Ghats as well as in the city, you will find a number of Sadhus praying and spreading spiritual vibes in the city.
If you visit Varanasi, the Dashashwamedh Ghat is a must-visit place. You will be amazed by the Ganga Aarti which is an evening ritual there. The enchanting hymns and lit lamps create spellbound magic in the surroundings that you can do anything but ignore. Even if you are not a religious person, the Ganga Aarti is definitely going to connect you with the almighty