Varanasi is the oldest cities in India, often referred as the city of temples or Kashi. Varanasi is situated on the banks of river Ganges in Uttar Pradesh of Northern India. Varanasi is a religious center for Hindus, Buddhists and Jain, and also a center for learning, literature and culture. The lives of the people of Varanasi revolve around the holy river Ganges and its religious significance. The main attractions of Varanasi are the holy Ganges and its Ghats where all the Hindu rituals can be seen being performed by the devotees.
Aarti ceremony performed every day in the evening is treating to watch. Varanasi is also a producer of many Indian legends such as Musician, poets, writers etc. Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath which is near Kashi. According to the many Hindu scriptures, Varanasi is considered one of the seven sacred cities of India. It is believed that the city was founded by Hindu God Lord Shiva. Allahabad is also near where Kumbh fair is held. Sarnath is also visited during the stay in Varanasi. Please go through specially prepared day trips from Varanasi.
Day Trip to Sarnath
Sarnath is 13 km away from Varanasi. This is the place where Lord Buddha said to have preached his first sermon to his disciples after attaining enlightenment. This is one of the four most significant Buddhist pilgrimage sites namely Bodhgaya, Kushinagar and Lumbini in Nepal. Main attractions here are various Stupas, historical monuments, Dear Park and Museum such as Dhamek Stupa, Dharmarajika Stupa, Chaukhandi Stupa, Ashoka Pillar etc.
Day Trip to Allahabad
Allahabad is one of the most significant as well as religious places in India. Though is world renowned for hosting the worlds largest religious congregation called Kumbh Fair, which is held here in every 12 year. Apart from this, are many more tourist attractions to watch out for. Triveni Sangam, Allahabad Fort, Anand Bhavan, Hanuman Mandir etc are the prime attractions of Allahabad.