Varanasi is a city that will induce spiritual awakening in you. Whether you are visiting it as a tourist or a pilgrimage, you will sure to be dazzled with its simplicity, spirituality, sanctity, culture and tradition, consecration, heritage and education. The several epithets the city has earned for itself from being a ‘city of learning,’ ‘city of temple,’ ‘city of lights,’ ‘cultural capital of India,’ and ‘pilgrimage centre’ are the reasons that people continue to visit it. One visit to this city will transcend you to such a level from where you can see life differently.
Since Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism flourished in this city since the beginning, you will find infinite number of temples, Buddhist stupas built in Japanese, Indian, and Sri Lankan style, and Jain temples as well. Besides these worship houses, there are numerous places to visit in Varanasi. The city also has also stored relics of the past that provide a good source for studying the people, their lifestyles, what they observe and preached in the olden days. Both the ancient and modern ghats and temples are the major attraction of the city. Vishwanath temple, Durga temple, Bharat Mata temple, Sankat Mochan temple, and Tulsi Manas temple are crowded throughout the year. Of course, the holy Ganga River is always there to bless devotees with her water. Besides, no ritual is complete without a bath in the holy Ganga River.