A vacation in Varanasi should be planned in such a way that every single minute should be put to use in witnessing and experiencing the charm of the oldest living city. To enjoy the best of Varanasi, chalk out the plan well in advance. Varanasi is simply defined by the several holy ghats and the famous temples, watching ‘Aarti’ from the boat, boat ride in the Ganges visiting one ghat to the other, walking through the market lanes shopping for famous Banarasi items. There is so much to do and so much to plan before you actually set your foot on the land of this spiritual capital. Here is a quick article on How To Plan A Varanasi Trip & Places You Must Visit in Varanasi. Ghats and temples tops the list and the next immediate thing to see after you have checked in at your accommodation.
Dashashwamedh Ghat and Assi Ghat
Major Ghats are Dashashwamedh Ghat and Assi Ghat. One will find peace amidst the chaos. You can spend long hours and feel the true essence of this spiritual capital of India.
Kashi Vishawanath Temple
Varanasi tour is incomplete without visit to the many of the popular temples. Kashi Vishawanath Temple is world famous and pilgrims visit this temple from all over the world.
Boat ride in Ganga
The holy river Ganga adds more importance to this Hindu pilgrim centre. Fix ample amount of time for a boat ride in Ganga. Give an amazing start to the day with a morning boat ride at the dawn.
Watching ‘Sandhya Aarti’ or ‘Ganga Aarti’ from the ghat is a mesmerising experience which will remain with you through the rest of your life. A special experience is watching aarti from the boat in which you have set to ride in the Ganges.
Banarasi Saree Market
Shopping is a part of any trip. Carrying back with you those Banarasi special items, especially Banarasi Saree is something none can miss from their trip plan. The old market lanes near to the ghats are filled with local vendors and old traditional shops. The lanes are serpentine like and easily do-able on foot. As a memory mark of your Varanasi trip, picking up a beautiful Banarasi Saree is mandatory.
Banaras Hindu University
As a city, Varanasi has so many fun things to do and enjoy the best. Drive to Banaras Hindu University and visit the Indian art museum Bharat Kala Bhawan. Make sure to wear walking shoes because BHU is vast and you might me walking for few Kms.
Experience the Banarasi food
The food here is yet another thing to explore and enjoy new/different flavours. The authentic taste of the traditional recipes are must try at Keshri Restaurant. The lip smacking tasty snacks is amazing at Kaashi Chat Bhandaar. Varanasi is also popular for the unique taste in the variety of pickles.