River Front (Ghats)- there are about 100 bathing ghats that skirt the
west bank of the Ganges. The most sacred ghats are considered Asi, Dasashwamedh
Ghat, Manikarnika and Panchganga.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple-dedicated to Lord Shiva. The
Shivalinga installed in the temple is the devotional focus of Varanasi.
Foreigners are not allowed to enter.
Sarnath-the deer park where the Buddha first
proclaimed the Dharma to the world. Several Buddhist structures were raised at
Sarnath between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD, and today it
presents the most expansive ruins amongst places on the Buddhist trail. Sarnath
is 10 km from the holy city of Varanasi.
Central Institute Of Higher Tibetan Studies-the only of its kind in the
TRANSPORT TO/ IN VARANASI
Varanasi is well connected to other cities through air, road and rail. A shuttle
bus service operates from/to the airport.
Local transport: buses, cycle-rickshaws, auto-rickshaws, un-metered taxis.
Airport Code : VNS
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