To the Hindus, Varanasi, sprawling along the left
bank of the river Ganges, is the holiest city.
With its array of shrines, temples and palaces
rising in several tiers from the water's edge,
Varanasi is one of the most fascinating city.
It is also a city of fairs and festivals, celebrating
hundreds of them during the year.
Sightseeing includes visit to Bharat Mata Temple,
Durga Temple (Monkey Temple), Emperor Aurangzeb's
Mosque, the Sacred Bull, the well of knowledge,
Vishwanath Temple (golden Temple), Banaras Hindu
University with its marble Shiva Temple, brocade
and saree shops and drive through the bazaars.
Ganges Boat Ride: At Sunrise, visit the sacred
River Ganges by boat & view it's Bathing Ghats
(Steps leading to the river), Observatory, Nepalese
Temple, Cremation Ghats & Dasaswamedh Ghat.
Sarnath: 8 kms. North of Varanasi, where
in the deer Park, Gautam Buddha delivered his
first sermon after he became the Enlightened one.
The ruins of monasteries built more than 2000
years ago, the Dharnok Stupa, the Dharamarji Ka
Stupa and the main shrine draws Buddhist Pilgrims
for years to Sarnath. At Sarnath stands the Ashoka
Pillar of Polished Sandstone whose lion Capital
has been adopted by the Republic of India as its