Discover Countless Temples & Historic Landmarks with Cheap Flights to Varanasi
Varanasi is a stunning city in northern India, set on the banks of the Ganges River in Uttar Pradesh. It’s definitely one of India’s most colourful and fascinating cities with a host of temples, ghats, a dynamic music culture, an old town, exotic street food dishes and local markets. There is so much to admire and explore here! Varanasi is also one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world which dates back to the first Aryan settlement, so there is a lot of rich history to learn about here. The Ramangar Fort and Museum is a great spot to step back in time to the region’s bygone era; the crumbling sandstone structure dates back to the 17th century when it was built by Kashi Naresh, and the museum inside the fort displays a collection of historic items and artefacts, including Mughal illustrated books, medieval costumes, vintage cars, old weaponry and jewellery. Sarnath is another excellent historic site in Varanasi and a charming little village which is said to be the spot where Buddha first taught the Dharma. Traveasy offers cheap flight tickets to Varanasi, allowing you to come and discover this captivating ancient wonder of a city.
Varanasi is considered as India’s spiritual capital and the holiest Hindu city in the world, drawing in devotees who come to worship in temples, take part in famous Varanasi funeral rituals and bathe in the Ganges River which is considered as one of the world’s holiest rivers. Varanasi is home to over 80 ghats which lead to the banks of the Ganges. Some of these ghats are used for ceremonies and rituals including a popular one called Puja, where Hindu devotees honour gods, goddesses and spirits through song, dance, chants and prayers. Witnessing the religious rituals unfold at the ghats of Varanasi is a travel experience you’ll never forget. It is truly amazing to immerse yourself in the spirituality of Varanasi, especially along the river on a cruise, ideally at sunrise or sunset. Varanasi’s sacred temples are also must visits, associated with fascinating Hindu legends. The stunning golden Kashi Vishwanath Temple is a popular religious site and one of the twelve Jyotirlinga in India, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Don’t miss this architectural wonder! Book flights to Varanasi with Traveasy and look forward to the ultimate spiritual journey in this compelling city.