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Sandeep Tewari

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11 reviewsPosted 10 months ago

Vibrant City

Varanasi the Sacred city for Hindus is a very vibrant city, if its your first visit then either you will fall in love with this city or you will hate this city for its mismanaged traffic, pathetic Roads. I think it is one of the most crowded city of India. If you are in Varanasi for a flying visit then a visit to Kashivishwanath Temple in the morning is a must, followed by eating at the famous eating outlets in Chowk area like Ram Bhandar for famous Kachoris which are available till 10. 30am for Breakfast, Madhu & Kashi Chaat Bhandar for tikkis, special Poha etc. Tamatar chaat is must have & speciality of Varanasi, which you don't get it in Delhi. If you want to do some quick shopping for Banarsi sarees & Duppattas then SND is the place near Chowk thana, although it is bit expensive but best shop in Varanasi with vide variety, basically they are wholesalers but entertain walking customers also. For evening Aarti you must visit Dasashwmedh Ghat, where the Aarti starts at 6. 15 pm. For Dinner you must visit the Cafes around Assi Ghat, which is the most happening area, all the foreigners reside in this area only. Itihas Cafe is good, for pizzas, italian &Indian thali. Lot of students from BHU also visit this Resturent. Openhand cafe is also good for its ambience &Pastas. I would say it's a must visit city, it is said if you cremated on the Banks of river Ganga in Varanasi then you attain moksh. Many people in there old age start residing in the Ashrams here, so that they can die here peacefully &attain moksh. If you have two days in Varanasi, then a visit to Sarnath is a must which is holy place for Buddhist &Jains. Varanasi is a city of Temples with famous Sankat Mochan temple also here. This city has got something for everyone wheather it is religious beliefs, Shopping, it is also a Foodies paradise.

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Papri Das

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5 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Full of life & curiosity, Varanasi

Still not getting out from the hangover as just arrived from the trip, and found its a suitable time to review. January, we selected the proper time to visit over there and we were right. Its a city as we have heard a little bit congested, lots of people- residential and tourists. Lots of garbage here and there, cow and dirt, annoying naowalas who repeatedly asking you the boat ride.

But there also a thing which, as I have seen, all the tourist people are coming, to search life, observing the flow of their enthusiasm, energy and getting indulged into their lives, their proud of the city's legacy, their attitude and confidence every time your getting emotional, reactive, energetic by nature. This is the Banaras.

The galis and ghats are telling the story, without required a guide. None will disturb you, peeping your privacy, everyone absorbed in their work. Be it a beggar, sweet shop, the mandir guards.

Visited the Kashi Biswanath Mandir, spell bound. The Sanskrit mantras enchanting, the deep belief in religion are shown. They live the religion. Beside that, viewed the Mandir, made of Gold. The Shivlingas are worshipped here time to time and mandir pujaris helped to get a better vision of Shivji. Maa Annapurna, full of garlands, and her two Bhandaras, taken the bhog from there. Delicious and peaceful. I am not so religious person, just visited for family, really getting attached to the place.

The sarnath, sanchi stupa, ramnagar fort, Vindhyachal, Allahabad Prayag - without all these things the trip not getting fulfilled. In one word, Varanasi is the oldest city, so go there and feel the legacy, live it. You will get a refreshed and rejuvenated life.

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