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Title: Varanasi Tours and Travels


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Varanasi Tours and Travels
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  •  Varanasi An Introduction Varanasi is a city in
    the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the
    11th century B.C.E. Regarded as the spiritual
    capital of India, the city draws pilgrims who
    bathe in the River Ganges sacred waters and
    perform funeral rites. Along its winding streets
    are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi
    Vishwanath, the Golden Temple, dedicated to the
    Hindu god Shiva. Area 1,550 km² Weather 17C,
    Wind W at 10 km/h, 62 Humidity Population 1.092
    million (2001) UNdata

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  • 2. Name and Origin ?One of the oldest cities of
    the world and the oldest city of India ?Have
    several names Varanasi, Banares, Kashi ?A place
    between Varuna and Assi ?Holy place for Hindus,
    Buddhists and Jains ?Significance of the Ganga
    River
  • 3. Ganga in Varanasi or Varanasi at the bank of
    the Ganga
  • 4. Attractions of the City ?Temples ?Sari ?Roads
    ?Gharana ?Pan ?Sadhu
  • 5. City of Temples ?Old Kashi Vishwanath ?Sankat
    Mochan Temple ?Durga Mata Temple (Durga Kund)
    ?Manas Temple ?Bharat Mata Temple ?Banks of River
    Ganga (Ghat- Aarati)
  • 6. Kashi Vishwanath
  • 7. Durga Mata Temple
  • 8. River Bank
  • 9. Vishwanath Temple
  • 10. Vishwanath Temple
  • 11. Lord Shiva
  • 12. Mosque near Vishwanath Temple
  • 13. River Bank

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  • 14. Nandi
  • 15. Banarasi Sari ?Known in India for its special
    features ?Weavers mostly Muslim but customers
    Hindu and representative of composite culture
    ?The city also produces carpets and handicrafts.
  • 16. Banaras ki Galiyan ?Old City - so very narrow
    roads ?In the old part of the city, such as near
    the Vishwanath Temple, it is difficult to see
    sunlight. ?Modern impacts in other parts but
    complicated traffic ?All means of transportation
    including animals commute on the roads.
  • 17. Music (Gharana) Music of Banaras Gharana is
    quite famous More than 200 years of history
    Initiated by Pandit Ram Sahai (17801826) who was
    a tabla player Famous Personalities- Chhunulal
    Mishra, Giraja Devi, Rajan-Sajan Mishra Every
    year, Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh Khayal,
    Dhrupad, Kajari, Chaita etc.
  • 18. Sankat Mochan Sangeen Mahotsava
  • 19. Chhunulal Mishra
  • 20. Tabala
  • 21. Pan Shop

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  • 22. Sadhu
  • 23. Mani Karnika Ghat
  • 24. Sarnath Stupa
  • 25. Sankat Mochan Temple
  • 26. Dasasawmedh Ghat
  • 27. Dev Dipawli
  • 28. Ganga Aarti
  • 29. Ramnagar Fort (Varanasi)
  • 30. Food Of Varanasi
  • 31. Get in Varanasi is well connected by plane,
    train, and bus. By plane Lal Bahadur Shastri
    Airport (IATA VNS) is located 25km northwest of
    the city center. A taxi to/from the airport takes
    an hour and costs 750, while a?
    tuk-tuk/auto-rickshaw can take twice as long and
    costs 500. Allow extra? time due to traffic. Air
    India 2, JetKonnect 3, SpiceJet 4, and
    IndiGo5 all operate regular flights to Delhi,
    Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad ,
    Khajuraho, andVisakhapatnam. There are flights to
    Colombo on Mihin Lanka Airlines, and flights to
    Bangkok on Thai Airways. Its easy to get a
    state-run bus to city center (opposite Varanasi
    Junction/Cantt station), which costs less than
    half a dollar. Bus stand is 10 minutes walking
    distance from airport. If taking state run(or
    private operator) bus from Varanasi to airport,
    take bus going to Jaunpur and get down at
    Babatpur airport stop. After walking 10 min, you
    can easily get to airport. varanasi tour package

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  • 32. By train There are multiple daily services to
    cities including Delhi (13 hours), Agra (13
    hours), Lucknow (7 hours),Mumbai, and Kolkata.
    Varanasi is served by three major railway
    stations Varanasi Junction (IR station code
    BSB) - the trip between the train station and the
    Ganges-area costs 100 in a tuk-tuk.? Manduadih
    Railway Station - the trip between the train
    station and the Ganges-area costs 100 in a
    tuk-tuk.? Mughal Sarai Junction (IR station code
    MGS), about 20km east of the city - the trip
    between the train station and the Ganges-area
    costs 500 in a taxi.?
  • 33. By bus The bus station in Varanasi is located
    just east of the Varanasi Junction train station.
    A tuk-tuk from the bus station to the Ganges area
    costs 100.? By foot is the only way to see the
    waterfront and the ghats - but be ready to be
    hot, sweaty, and lost - locals are usually happy
    to point you in the right direction. The names of
    ghats and signs pointing to restaurants and
    hotels are often painted on the walls in Roman
    letters. For better orientation, walk into any
    book store and pick up a small guide/map book
    that will have the list of all the ghats and
    their historical background. By cycle-rickshaw
    and auto-rickshaw The chaotic streets of Varanasi
    are sometimes too much to handle by foot.
    Therefore, it will often be convenient to travel
    by cycle rickshaw or auto- rickshaw. A short
    journey of a few kilometers should cost under 50,
    while a? longer journey within the city, such as
    between the ghats and the train station, will
    cost 100. Further journeys, such as to Sarnath
    (10km), cost? 200 each way by auto-rickshaw.?
  • 34. By car or taxi While taxis and cars-for-hire
    do exist, traffic makes them impractical. By
    bicycle Bicycle rental is available from many
    vendors. Inquire at your hotel.
  • 35. Varanasi Silk
  • 36. Varanasi Festivals
  • 37. Thank you
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