A trip to the City of Gods, Varanasi

I along with my family visited Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh recently. We had a great time there, exploring the beauty of the City of Gods, Varanasi. Varanasi is also known as Banaras or Kashi. If you have a modest budget then it is better to book a budget holiday guest house in advance of your visit. [caption id="attachment_951" align="alignnone" width="300"]varanasi Ghats in Varanasi[/caption] There are 64 Ghats along the river Ganga. I saw mutts from different parts of India in each Ghat. As we are South India, we stayed at Hanuman Ghat. The interesting thing I noticed here is those who are coming to perform rituals also need comforts they are used to at home. And also saw priests rebuilding their homes, adding rooms with AC and added amenities for guests, who can stay there in comfort, and perform all their rites and rituals in peace. Food is not a problem if you are staying in a mutt. We got good home cooked food from the mutt I stayed. If you want to taste different cuisines then you can visit outside hotels. I saw cows wandering around Varanasi, they are never restricted in cowsheds. We enjoyed having milk, buttermilk, lassi and cream all the 6 days we were there in the holy city. The main tourist attraction of Varanasi is the Alamgir Mosque, where we can see a blend of the Hindu and Mughal styles of the architecture. We also visited Durga temple, Vishwanath temple, Sankat Mochan temple, Tulsi Manas temple and the Bharat Mata temple.

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