Exciting things to do in Varanasi

Exciting things to do in Varanasi

Sail along the Ganga-
A private 3-hour River Ganga cruise at sunrise in Varanasi is never a bad option. Sailing along the holy river as the sun rises and brightens the riverbanks. You can view the temples and Ghats, the riverside steps crowded with the early morning Hindu devotees. Watch the devotees bathe and worship the sun from the river.

Take a trip to Sarnath
If you’re looking for a peaceful environment that is away from all the noise and pollution, this would be the best thing for you.
Yesss! Take a trip to Sarnath! Visit the museum there, it is a huge place with many many galleries, give it a good look. You can call Sarnath a one lane town and just simply wandering around there feels good.
You can have a look at the Tibetian monastery and all the stupas. Going around the Japanese Temple and the Chinese Buddhist Temple could be peaceful and calming as well.

Try Banarasi paan-
Do not forget to try the Banarasi pan if you are in Banaras or Varanasi as you may call it.
Banarasi Paans are almost the same as the other Paans of any other part of India. But the process of making them, the way of their service and their creativity to shape a Paan in different sizes and shapes is impressive and makes Banarasi Paan discreet from the other Paans. In Banarasi style the paan wala follows Nawabi Culture of service or say the royal way of service in which they put their left palm under the elbow of their right hand. This makes their service distinct from other cities.

Walk the city streets-
Varanasi’s streets act as a labyrinth in itself if one isn’t familiar with the paths. It’s fun walking around and trying to find your way out. You can stroll down the streets exploring the silk shops, perfume shops etc. Have a look at the lifestyle of people there. Stop by and taste the street food.
You can also stroll along the Ghats during eve watching the sunset and the lights turned on gradually.

Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple-
We’ve already mentioned about the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, so go around and have a look at the temple, watch the devotees and the pilgrims pay homage to the Lord.

Dashashwamedh Aarti eve-
Ganga Aarti is executed daily in the evening by a group of priests or say pandits at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. Through the Aarti, Agni Pooja is executed in which a promise is made to Lord Shiva, Ganga Mata, Surya (sun), Agni (Fire) as well as the whole universe that is made by Lord Shiva. On some special occasions, religious festivals and the second day of the week means Tuesdays, a specific type of aarti is held at this Ghat. It’s great to watch the devotion of the pilgrims.

Bengal sweets-

Hot air balloons-
Now you can get a scenic view of the great Kashi ghat via a hot air balloon adventure.
The UP tourism department incorporation with Tour Assistance India, a Varanasi based company, started the hot air balloon adventure to attract more tourists to the city famous for its Banarasi carefree lifestyle and exemplary ghats.
A maximum number of five people can board the balloon at a time. It is said that trained people operate the balloon. It is also told that they got the approval for the facility from Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

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