Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India, is home to one of the oldest cities in its southeastern part. The city is currently called Varanasi but it is also known as Banaras, Benares, the city of Shiva or as formerly called Kashi meaning a site of spiritual luminance. Varanasi is a popular destination for various individuals, those looking for spirituality, heritage and nirvana.
Hindus head to Varanasi for religious ceremonies of using the ghats to dip in the water of the Ganges. They even long to die by the river banks for eternal bliss. Visitors of Varanasi get to explore the rich heritage by enjoying the music, literature and art. People worldwide cherish the silk weaving products such as the prominent Banarasi silk sarees which are best got from Varanasi. After knowing an idea about Varanasi, read on to know the best places to see there.
Varanasi Ghats : Varanasi ghats are large rectangular stairs leading to the Ganges river edge. The eighty-four ghats resemble the affluence of the belief and culture that form Varanasi. A number of the ghats go back to the twelfth century; however, some ghats are much novel.
Saint Mary’s Church : Hindusim isn’t the only belief that left landmarks in Varanasi. On the 29th of April, 1810, the foundation stone of the oldest protestant church in north India out of Calcutta was laid by Daniel Corrie. Building was them completed on 11.25 acres of land to give rise to the charming St. Mary’s church. The architecture of the church comprises a low tower, a protruding portico and spire. There are monuments of British soldiers who lost their lives which shows the historic background of the area.
Nepali Temple : The King of Nepal ordered the construction of this temple and so it was built in the Nepali architecture style by workers from Nepal. This wonder was built from a particular kind of Nepali wood which is characterized by not getting eaten by termites. This temple is also called “The Kaathwala Temple” and “Mini-Khajuraho”.
Saint Mary’s Church