The City of Ghats – Varanasi
Banaras, also known as Varanasi, is a city located in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a hub of Hindu culture and spirituality, with numerous temples and holy ghats lining the banks of the Ganges River. The city is also known for its intricate silk fabrics, handicrafts, and delicious cuisine.
My 3 Day Exprience In Varanasi
I recently had the opportunity to visit Banaras for a 3-day trip, and it was an unforgettable experience. Upon arriving in the city, I was immediately struck by the vibrant energy and rich cultural traditions. The narrow winding streets were filled with the sounds of prayer and the smell of incense as devotees made their way to the ghats to perform morning rituals.
First Day of the Trip
On the first day of my trip, I visited the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, one of the city’s most sacred temples. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus. I was struck by the elaborate architecture and the devotion of the worshippers and spent hours exploring the temple grounds.
Second Day of the Trip
On the second day of my trip, I visited several renowned temples in the city, including the Sankat Mochan Temple and the Durga Temple. I also had the opportunity to tour Banaras Hindu University, a prestigious educational institution in India. In the evening, I took a boat ride on the Ganges River and was able to enjoy stunning views of the city and its ghats.
Third Day of the Trip
One of the highlights of my trip was visiting the Dashashwamedh Ghat on the third day. This is considered one of the holiest sites in Banaras, and I watched in awe as priests performed elaborate puja ceremonies. I was even able to participate in some of the rituals myself, which was a truly unique and spiritual experience.
But Banaras is not just about religion and spirituality. The city is also known for its delicious cuisine, and I had the chance to try some mouthwatering dishes such as aloo tikki, chaat, and lassi. I also shopped for souvenirs at the local bazaars, where I found a wide variety of silk fabrics, handicrafts, and other traditional items.
A Journey Through the Heart of Hinduism
My 3-day trip to Banaras was a truly enriching experience. It allowed me to fully immerse myself in the city’s rich culture and spirituality, deepening my understanding of Hinduism and its traditions. If you’re planning a trip to India, I highly recommend including Banaras on your itinerary.
Written By – Harsh Gupta
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