Varanasi is a magical place, or we can say, Varanasi itself is a magic. If you have not yet visited this gem of a place, it is time. You can find a lot of unique activities here and these make this city, a real paradise for travellers who look for experience. Here are some exciting thigs you can do at Varanasi.
1. Bathing in Ganges
There is a belief that bathing in Ganges would remove your sins and give you a place in heaven. You can choose the least busy ghat and have a dip. The cool water and refreshing air would do magic to your mood.
2. Ganges Boat Ride
A boat ride on the river in dawn is indeed the first thing that you should do in Varanasi. You can find a lot of ritual activities happening on the banks of the river. Ghat is the place where the river can be accessed easily from the banks.
3. The Mighty Temples of Varanasi
The ancient city plan of Varanasi had temples in every nook and corner of the city. Many temples have fallen into dust with time. Many still stand as icons of Hindu mythology.
4. Walk along the beautiful river
Stroll along the banks and watch the ghats for any interesting activities. You can find a lot of ritual activities that are interesting to watch. Top ghats to visit are Dashashwamedh Ghat, Anandaimai ghat, Raj ghat, Munshi ghat, Manikarnika ghat and others.
5. Aarti Ceremony of Dusk
If you visit the banks during evening, you would find a lot of beautifully lit oil lamps used for ritual activities. These lamps would weigh almost five kilograms and people would handle it as if it’s a mere toy. The whole ceremony with glittering oil lamps when the whole surrounding area has become dark would be beautiful. The best way to enjoy this ceremony is to watch it from the Dashashwamedh ghat.
You can do a lot more in Varanasi, like we said early, Varanasi itself is a magic. Now, go pack your bags and be a magician. Air India Express has daily flight service to Varanasi from Sharjah. Book your tickets online now.