Then And Now Of Varanasi

Being one of the most visited places of India, Varanasi presents such a soothing view of nature that it becomes a memory forever. An important pilgrimage of Hindus, Varanasi has so much to offer that a complete lifetime would fall short. The divine beauty of the place is extremely captivating making it a favourite among foreign tourists.

The holy city of Varanasi gives you an experience of some other world. If you have been to this place, you’d definitely agree to this. Isn’t it? Take a trip down the memory line and see the growth of this mesmerising place over the years.

1. Banaras Ghats:-

The ghats of Varanasi (or Banaras, if you want to get the feel) are the most important tourist spots of the place. The scenic beauty and divine aura is something that can’t be put into words. A MUST visit place in Varanasi if you want to get the best glimpses of the classic city. There are a number of ghats and each one has something different to offer.

Then…

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Now…

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2. BHU:-

A highly reputed University, Banaras Hindu University, is a name that glorifies Indian education system. One of the oldest universities of the nation and a pioneer in quality education, the University has come a long way ever since its conception. Its widespread campus is a beautiful view to the eyes.

Then…

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3. Sarnath Temple:-

Sarnath Temple is a quintessential historical monument located near Varanasi. The place is associated with a lot of significant events from the history and holds an important place in Buddhism. The beautiful Stupas and lush Green gardens make it a popular tourist destination.

Then…

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4. Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Also known as the Golden Temple, the iconic Kashi Vishwanath Temple in varanasi is one of the holiest Shiva temples in India. Being one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, it is of immense spiritual value to the Hindus and is much more than just a sacred destination. If you are in Varanasi, you must visit this beautifully constructed piece of architecture.

Then…

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5. Bharat Mata Temple:-

This is one of the quirkiest tourist spots of Varanasi. Instead of any deity, this place worships Mother India. Based on a concept introduced by the Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, to motivate young Indians to fight for their nation, the place is one-of-a-kind and should be visited to revive the lost patriotism in you.

Then…

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