Kashi Vishwanath and other must visit temples of Varanasi

Temples of Varanasi

The ancient name of Varanasi is Kashi, which means ‘the luminous one’ or ‘city of the light’. It derived its name from ‘Kasha’ which actually means ‘brightness’. The brightness is referred to as the glow emitting from the Shiva, who is established here in the form of Linga “The Pillar of light”. The new name … Read moreKashi Vishwanath and other must visit temples of Varanasi

Varanasi Travel Guide – Best Places to Visit, Stay & Eat

Points of Interest in Varanasi for Sightseeing

Varanasi was previously known as Banaras and Kashi, locals still call it Banaras. Varanasi is famous for its Ghats on Ganga river, temples, silk Sarees, and its food. Banaras is one of the oldest holiest cities in the world. The legends of Varanasi goes back to around 10,000 years, Kashi is mentioned in old scriptures … Read moreVaranasi Travel Guide – Best Places to Visit, Stay & Eat

Safety and travel tips before you travel to Varanasi

Safety and travel tips before you travel to Varanasi

In India whenever anyone mentions traveling to Varanasi, it is considered they are going for religious purposes. Varanasi is one of the holiest and oldest cities in the world. Ghats on Ganga river are the lifeline of Varanasi and most of the activities revolve around them. Ganga river and Kashi Vishwanath temple are two major … Read moreSafety and travel tips before you travel to Varanasi

Ghats of Varanasi and Ganga River

Ghats of Varanasi

Ganga ghats of Varanasi are considered the most holy place in the city. Ghats were my favorite place to stroll and see the life around Ganga. There is so much to see and experience for tourist and devotees. Ghats of Varanasi and Ganga river are the lifelines of Varanasi. What are Ghats? Ghats are the … Read moreGhats of Varanasi and Ganga River

Taj Mahal and Other Places to see in Agra

Taj Mahal and Other Places to see in Agra

Taj Mahal in Agra is India’s most popular and most visited destination in India but there are many other places to see in Agra. It is around 250 Km from India’s capital Delhi and very well connected by Indian Railways as well as by road. Though it is just 4 hours drive from my home, … Read moreTaj Mahal and Other Places to see in Agra

Places to visit in Lucknow in a Day

Places to visit in Lucknow in a Day

There are some places that are not far in terms of distance but somehow we take too long to go there. Lucknow is one of those cities and finally, I managed to take a short solo trip to the city of Nawabs. I traveled from Delhi to Lucknow by Indian Railways. There are some interesting … Read morePlaces to visit in Lucknow in a Day

Sarnath Stupa – From Varanasi

How can I miss Sarnath Stupa, when I am in Varanasi. Sarnath is approx 12 km from Varanasi city and a day trip is best option to explore. One morning after breakfast, I decided to go to Sarnath stupa and hired an auto rickshaw (tuk-tuk) for going and return. It is the most popular & … Read moreSarnath Stupa – From Varanasi

Dev Diwali in Varanasi – My Solo Trip

Dev Deepawali in Varanasi

Varanasi is one the oldest living city in the world and it is believed to be 4,000-4,500 year old. It is a city with which you either fall in love or you hate it. There is so much to experience here, I am not using the word see because Varanasi is more about feel. I … Read moreDev Diwali in Varanasi – My Solo Trip