Fact Files : Varanasi Ghat
Altitude : 80 meters
Temp : Summer42 (Max) & 34(Min) Degrees Celsius
Winter24 (Max) & 7 (Min) Degrees Celsius
Best time to Go : October – March
Monsoon : July to September
Summer :April to June
Winter : Dec-January
Clothes :Heavy woolens in winter and cottons in summer
Nearest Airport :Babatpur (Suburb of Varanasi) – 22 km
Nearest Railway Station :Varanasi is a major Rail Junction in the Northern Railway Network. Well connected by train.
Bus Station : Varanasi
Hospital & Doctor: 7 Major Hospitals with Emergency facilities and 1 Cancer Hospital are located in Varanasi Town.
Places to see : Vishvanath Temple, Ramnagar Fort, Bharat Kala Bhawan, Durga Temple, Sankat Mochan, Bharat Mata Temple, Kashi Ghats
Suggested Itinerary :
Golden Triangle & Ghats of Varanasi
Golden Triangle with Varanasi Tour
The celebrated American writer Mark Twain once wrote, "Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together". Banaras or Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world. According to the Hindu belief, Varanasi is the centre of the universe.
Varanasi , also known as Kashi – the city of light, is situated along the west bank of the Ganges (River Ganga) at precisely the only point along its course where the river flows from South to North. Varanasi is a place where smoke from pyres and the sound of the temple bells conjoin to create an inscrutable aura of religious ardor. The mesmerizing glow of sunlight in the river water by a ghat leaves you serenely desensitized. The multitude of saints in orange and white, the loud hum of the religious supplication and devotees performing different rituals enthuse the culture and religious sanctity of India.
The beautiful temples of Banaras are further complimented by the Ghats on the waters of Ganges. The 4 km stretch covering all the Ghats are best seen early morning. The best way to approach the Ghats is by Dashashwamedha Ghat, where boats are available on hire. A boat ride to the nearby Manikarnika Ghat or further reveals Hindu final rites, where shrouded bodies and funeral pyres are lined up with marigold flowers decorating the holy waters below.
Some of the prominent Ghats are Daswamedh Ghat (don’t miss the evening aarti), Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Tulsi Ghat, Panch Ganga Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Lalita Ghat, and Harishchandra Ghat.
How to Reach Varanasi
With daily flights to important cities like Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, Varanasi is well connected and accessible by air.
A well-connected railway system connects Varanasi to major cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, and Mumbai.
Varanasi has good network of roads connecting it to all the important places like Patna, Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Bhopal, and Lucknow. It is also connected by National highway 7.
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