Varanasi is one of the oldest and a historic city of India. The place has also been called the spiritual capital of India. Whether you talk about its spiritual shrines, monuments, ghats or any other construction, there is a pinch of history in everything.
Varanasi has dozens of historic sites and destinations. It is perhaps because of its splendour that thousands of tourists and visitors visit this land every year. You can also look for a good hotel Varanasi for your stay and enjoy a rich experience in this city.
The Ramnagar Fort
This fort is located near the sacred Ganga River on eastern bank. It is opposite to the TulsiGhat. This appealing sandstone construction was constructed in the panache of Mughals in year 1750 by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh. The fort is just fourteen kilometres from Varanasi.
This fort is the residential area of the King of Kashi and temple of Ved Vyas has a museum named Vidya Mandir or Saraswati Bhawan Museum. The Museum and Darbar Hall here forms the mirror image of a beautiful court of early time. visitors can go through a rich historic variety of royal collections like old guns, traditional cars,old armoury, swords,old armoured matchlocks, daggers, black musical instruments, ornate hookahs, portraits of Maharajas, gold and silver palki of King, old-style astronomical clocks, silver elephant saddles imprinted out of silver, ivory work,jewelleries, furniture,traditional costumes and much more. All such historically artistic and fascinating items keep the tourists tempted throughout the year. These hypnotic views give a sight of extensive history of Banaras and diversity of the area.
Moreover, the Fort too possesses the Durga Temple, temple of Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman and ChhinnamastikaTemple. One more enticing attraction of fort is a big clock that not only displays the time, day, week, month and the year but caters right astronomical facts too.
Kashi Vishwanath Mandir
Kashi Vishwanath temple is one of the earliest temples of India. The temple is one of the twelve jyotirlingas as well. It is located near banks of popular river Ganga. The temple is respected as one of the premium places to worship in whole country. The charm of the environs of this temple is such that the Vishwanath Gali has a large number of jewellery and bangles shops. The whole temple lane shines with spirituality and festivity.
As per the Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati on the occasion of Mahashivratri. According to the tradition, the supporters carried the idols of both Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva in a ‘palki’ from the house of former mahant of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. They blow conch, damru and variant musical instruments. The followers walked towards the sanctum of Kashi Vishwanath Temple and offered gulal and rose petals to spiritual deities.
So, these were just two historic spots of Varanasi, and in the case, you want to relish the entire historic walk, just visit Varanasi. While you are here, there is no need to worry because there are five star hotels in Varanasi available for visitors.