Explore the Eternal City of Banaras
Banaras is India’s holiest Hindu city. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and has over 100,000 temples.
Bemusing Banaras (my home)
Banaras is often called the eternal city because it has existed for so many centuries. Although it’s very crowded, there are still places where you can find peace and serenity. The ghats along the Ganges River are a popular hang-out spot for spiritual people who want to spend time in contemplation.
Banaras as a city
Banaras is located at the confluence of the Ganges, Varanasi and Assi rivers, which are said to have attained sanctity due to their proximity with the ‘gaya sthana’ or place where Lord Vishnu has sacrificed his body. The city is also one of the seven holiest places for Hindus.
How an ancient town will stop you in your tracks
Banaras, the eternal city of India, is a hub of temples and sacred art that is still alive today. Its spiritualism and pluralism are still strong; it’s home to Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs. Although it has become modernized in the past century with Western influences, many of its original buildings have been preserved to keep their original form.
Local experiences old and new
Banaras is a fascinating destination that warrants more than one visit. The city has always been home to a great number of pilgrimages and travellers alike, but with the influx of tourism in recent years, it has also become a growing hub for local experiences old and new.
Culture, religion and food
Banaras is truly a fascinating place. The area has world importance because it is the spiritual centre of Hindus. Today, it is home to an estimated 100 million people and is simply referred to as “the city of nectar”. It even has a wide range of cuisine that has been widely enjoyed by tourists from across the globe.