Varanasi, the holy city of India attracts a large number of people from all over the world. , Varanasi is the most popular pilgrimage point for the Hindus with temples at every few paces. The Ganga Ghats are the main centre of religious activities, rituals and are also the centres of music and learning. The blend of the Hindu and Mughal styles of the architecture is another imperative attraction of Varanasi. The holy city has been a symbol of spiritualism, philosophy and mysticism for thousands of years and has produced great saints. It emulates the old Indian civilization. Varanasi is truly a melting pot, where both death and life come together.
Hanuman Ghat is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is a striking attraction among the wrestlers and body builders as Lord Hanuman is a synonym of strength. A temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman and another temple founded by saint poet Tulsi Das are main attractions of this Ghat.
Ramnagar Fort is a medieval era fort located on the banks of the river Ganga. The imperial is still the residential palace of the royal family members. The magnificence of the fort is a startling sight.
Dasaswamedh Ghat is one of the oldest and the most important Ghats of Varanasi. It provides a beautiful and colourful riverfront view with a number of Sadhus performing religious rites. In the evening after Aarti when thousands of earthen lamps are engrossed in the holy Ganges the floating lamps give a divine look to the river which is an implausible sight.
Chandraprabha sanctuary is endowed with beautiful picnic spots, compact forests, and picturesque waterfalls. A variety of Flora And Fauna are found at Chandraprabha including blackbucks, chital, sambhar, nilgai, wild boar, porcupine and Indian gazelle. It is a typical dry deciduous forest, composed of gneiss and laminated stone.
Sarnath Museum yields a rich collection of sculptures, artefacts and edifices comprising Buddha and Bodhisattva images and other ancient remains retained at the museum. The museum at Sarnath also abodes an exceptional collection of figures and sculptures from the Mauryan, the Kushana and the Gupta periods .The main attraction of the Sarnath Archaeological Museum is the splendid Ashokan Pillar which has been adopted as the National symbol of India.
The Jantar Mantar is an observatory which was built to measure the local time, the Suns declination, altitude, the declination of stars, planets and to define eclipses. It has several masonry devices to record the motion, speed and study astronomy that are accurate and can be used competently even today.
Alamgir Mosque, built by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb is a unique blend of the Hindu and Muslim architectural elegances. It is also the largest structure located on the banks of the river Ganga.