Travel Desk

Sightseeing in the city by Taxi and Auto-rickshaw.


Individually-arranged programs to the major cultural sites such as Hindus Temples and/or Sarnath.

About Sarnath Varanasi

Being the oldest city of the world and an important Hindu pilgrimage center, Varanasi attracts a large number of people from all over the world. For centuries, Varanasi is famous for spiritualism, mysticism, Indian philosophy and Hinduism. All these are reflected in numerous sects, temples, Ashrams and Ghats. Varanasi is associated not only with Hinduism but also with Buddhism and Jainism.

Top Varanasi & Sarnath Attractions

Sarnath:

The Dhamekha stupa and other imposing structures adorn this holy site where Buddha first preached his message.





Manikarnika Ghat:

Manikarnika Ghat is the main cremation Ghat of Varanasi. According to the Hindu mythology, being burned here provides an instant gateway to liberation from the cycle of births and rebirths.




Dashashwamedh Ghat:

Dasaswamedh Ghat is the oldest Ghats of Varanasi. Dasaswamedh provides a beautiful and colorful riverfront view. visiting the Dasaswamedh Ghat in the evening when after Aarti, thousands of earthen lamps are immersed in the waters of the holy Ganges and the floating lamps give a divine look to the river at dusk.



Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath):

The Kashi Vishwanath temple is the center of faith for millions of Hindus. The Jyotirlinga of Shiva, Vishweshwara or Vishwanatha, is enshrined in the Kashi Vishwanath temple, considered as one of the holiest temples of India.



Banaras Ghats:

One of the oldest cities of India, Banaras acts as an important religious center. The numerous bathing ghats (steps) along the bank of the Ganges attract huge crowds of pilgrims.




Sankat Mochan Temple (Monkey temple):

Sankat Mochan Temple is one of the sacred temples of Hindu god Hanuman in the city . The word Sankat Mochan means deliverer from troubles. The Sankat Mochan temple is also called Monkey temple because of the presence of large number of monkeys.




Durga Temple:

This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The Durga temple was built in the eighteenth century. According to legends, the present statue of Goddess Durga was not made by man but appeared on its own in the temple.



Tulsi Manas Temple:

Built in white marble in the year 1964.,the temple has been dedicated to lord Ram. It is believed to be built at the same place where Tulsidas wrote the famous Indian epic, Ramcharitamanasa. The walls of the Tulsi Manas temple are engraved with verses and scenes from the Ramcharitammanasa, the Hindi version of the Ramayana.


Assi Ghat:

According legends, Goddess Durga had thrown her sword after slaying the demon, Shumbha- Nishumbha. The place, where the sword had fallen resulted in a big stream, known as Assi River. Assi Ghat is located at the confluence of River Ganga and Assi River.




Bharat Kala Bhavan:

Bharat Kala Bhavan, located inside the BHU campus, is an art and architecture museum and houses a vast collection of paintings, Hindu and Buddhist sculptures and other materials of archeological importance. The Bharat Kala Bhavan was established in the year 1920 A.D.The museum has a great collection of clay and bronze sculpture, paintings, silks and embroidered textiles.



Banaras Hindu University:

The Banaras Hindu University or BHU is an internationally reputed University and is situated in Varanasi. The great nationalist leader, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, founded the Banaras Hindu University in the year 1916. The Banaras Hindu University has a sprawling campus, spanning across 1300 acres. It has well maintained roads (crossing each other at right angle), extensive greenery, a temple, an airstrip and buildings, which are an architectural delight. The BHU comprises of 3 Institutes, 14 Faculties, 124 Departments, 4 Interdisciplinary Centers and 3 Constituent Schools, spanning a vast rang of subjects pertaining to all branches of humanities, social sciences, science, technology, medicine, fine arts and performing arts.

Ramnagar Fort:

The Ramnagar fort lies about 14 km. from Varanasi and is situated on the opposite bank of river Ganga. It is the ancestral home of the Maharaja of Banaras.The Ramnagar fort houses a museum displaying the Royal collection which includes vintage Cars, Royal palkies, an armory of swords and old guns, ivory work and antique clocks.