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Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)

The Kashi Vishwanath temple is located in the heart of the cultural capital of India, Varanasi. It stands on the western bank of India's holiest river Ganges. The Kashi Vishwanath temple is the center of faith for millions of Hindus. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Shivalinga at the Vishwanath Temple is among one of the 12 Jyotirlingas.
kashi vishwanath temple

Dasasawmedh Ghat

Dasaswamedh Ghat is one of the most important Ghats of Varanasi. Dasaswamedh literally means the Ghat (river front) of ten sacrificed horses. Dasaswamedh provides a beautiful and colorful riverfront view. A large number of Sadhus can be seen performing religious rites on this Ghat.
dasaswamedh ghat

Banaras Ghat

Banaras acts as an important religious center. The numerous bathing ghats (steps) along the bank of the Ganges attract huge crowds of pilgrims. A large number of Sadhus can be seen performing religious rites on this Ghat.
banaras ghat

Sarnath Temple

Sarnath is, perhaps, the naturally most beautiful Buddhist pilgrimage, with a calm and cool atmosphere that silently preaches tranquility and peace. Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his five disciples, preaching the middle path for attaining 'Nirvana'. Realising the sanctity of the site, emperor Ashoka, in the 3rd century B.C. built some of the finest monuments and legacies, a rare site to appreciate.
Sarnath Temple

Assi Ghat

One can find the mention of Assi Ghat in matsya purana, Agni purana, kurma purana, padma purana and kashi khanda. According legends, Goddess Durga had thrown her sword after slaying the demon, Shumbha- Nishumbha. The place, where the sword had fallen resulted in a big stream, known as Assi River. Assi Ghat is located at the confluence of River Ganga and Assi River.
Assi Ghat

Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)

Durga temple is a temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. In Hinduism, Durga is represented as the embodiment of Shakti or female power, clad in red, riding a tiger and fully armed with Shiva's trident, Vishnu's discus and a sword. It also known as the "monkey temple" is one of the important temples of Varanasi. It is named so due to the large number of monkeys that resides here.
durga temple

Varanasi India Tour

Best known for its narrow winding lanes, its numerous temples and its ghats that are the centers of a lot of religious activities, Varanasi is akin to Jerusalem and Mecca and features amongst the top holy places in the world. Varanasi sprawling along the left bank of the river Ganga is the holy city of Hindus. With its array of shrines, temples and palaces rising in several tiers from the water's edge, Varanasi is one of the most fascinating cities in the east. It is also a city of fairs and festivals, celebrating about four hundred of them during the year. Varanasi India Tour offers you to see in Varanasi- Kashi Vishwanath, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Banaras Ghat, Sarnath Temple, Monkey Temple (Durga Temple), Assi Ghat.