The city is a prime destination in Uttar Pradesh as well as India. The antiquity of the place is the biggest of all tourist attractions in Varanasi. Varanasi finds mention in the epics as old as the Mahbharata and the Jataka tales of Buddhism. Travel to Varanasi to see how the flow of life has remained unusually continuous in this city while contemporary civilizations in different parts of the world have been obliterated in course of time. Visit the old temples; take a boat-ride along the river Ganges. Abundant glimpses of austere Hindu monks in saffron would mark your travel to Varanasi. Legends and myths linger in the Ghats (numerous concrete pavilions at the riverfronts plunging into the Ganges). Watch how devout Hindus take a dip into the unhygienic water of the river and perform rituals faithfully.
Tourists Attraction :
Barat 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. In the main hall of the Bharat Kala Bhawan, there is a figure of a man standing on one leg and one hand on his hip and lifting a mass of stone above his head, with one hand. The figure is said to be of Lord Krishna, lifting Mount Govardhana. Many images in the Bharat Kala Bhavan confirm to the existence of Krishna cult in Kashi in 15th and 16th century.
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. Dr Annie Besant also played an important role in the formation of the BHU. The Banaras Hindu University played an important role in the Indian independence movement.
Jantar Mantar :
Jantar Mantar is an observatory, built by Jai Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur in the year 1737. Jai Singh was a great admirer of science and technology and
he was particularly passionate about astronomy. Before the commencement of construction (of observatories) he sent scholars abroad to study the
foreign observatories. The emissaries returned with many manuals on astronomy. The Jantar Mantar at Varanasi was built in line with Delhi, Mathura, Ujjain
and Jaipur observatories.
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.
Maharaja Balwant Singh built this fort-palace in the eighteenth century. The fort is built in red sandstone. The Ramnagar fort has a temple and a museum
within the grounds and the temple is dedicated to Ved Vyasa, who wrote Mahabharata, the great Indian
epic. Legends have it that Ved Vyasa stayed here for a brief period.
How To Reach :
By Air :
Being an important destination in Uttar Pradesh, the city of Varanasi has an airport. Many public and private airlines operate regular flight service to Varanasi from important cities of India namely Delhi, Mumbai, Khajuraho. One can also reach Varanasi directly from Kathmandu. Flights to Varanasi
By Train :
Varanasi has two railways stations namely- Varanasi Junction and Kashi Junction. Several important trains connect Varanasi to Kolkata, Delhi and many other cities. Trains to Varanasi
By Road :
Varanasi is connected to many key cities in India. Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai are well linked to the city by Road. NH-7, the longest National Highway in India connects Varanasi to the cities of Jabalpur, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Salem, Madurai and Kanyakumari.
Climate Of Varanasi :
During summers, weather can be as hot as 45° C and humid too as Varanasi lies at the Tropic of cancer. Torrential rains and high humidity accompanies the monsoons that usually come in late June or early July for about two months. Delicious and juicy mangoes offer little relief from the sweating weather. On the other hand, winters are pleasant and temperature dips down to about 7°C.