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Varanasi has emerged as one of the top industrial areas in India. Generally known as the holiest of the seven sacred Hindu regions in India, Varanasi is widely famous and recognized for aromatic deodorant, ivory arts, silk and muslin fabric clothes. The birth of the religion Buddhism in this city also makes it a special place for Buddhists. Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to the people at Sarnath which lies in the Northeast of Varanasi.
Yes, Banaras and Varanasi are the same. Both terms are used interchangeably by people to refer to the same city. Some people still use Kashi to refer to this holy city. Long time back, this city was named Kashi to praise the Kashi Naresh who was the king of Banaras and also believed to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva.
If you are in Varanasi and you are thinking that there is not much to buy in Varanasi, then you are highly mistaken. From carved ivory to muslin & silk clothes, sweet-smelling perfumes to home decors, Varanasi has everything that generally entices the tourist. Banarasi silk saree is very popular among ladies in Banaras and other Indian cities. The famous things that you are perfect for shopping in Varanasi are Banarasi Silk Sarees for ladies, flutes for kids, crystal and Stone Lingams to keep in your temple at home, Gulabi Minakari to keep it as home decorator, Glass Beads for elder, Rudraksha Mala for elders and flute for your son.
You can consider going to these peace-giving places of worship on your Varanasi trip. Famously regarded as the spiritual capital of India, this city attracts thousands of Hindu devotees and pilgrims coming to this holy place to bathe in the holy river of Ganges. The divine places where you can go to seek blessings in Varanasi are Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple - Ancient Hindu edifice rebuilt in the 1770s; Dashashwamedh Ghat - Riverside steps for religious ceremonies; Manikarnika Ghat - Historic setting for Hindu cremations; Assi Ghat - Riverside religious/cultural events site; Kashi Kalash Foundation - Famous temple dedicated to Hanuman;
Well, food is something that can't be avoided by an avid foodie at any cost. We have compiled some famous foods in Varanasi for all the food lovers who want to have a taste of some local delicacies in the streets of Varanasi. These popular foods are Kachori Sabzi, Choora Matar, Dahi Chutney Gol Gappe, Baati Chokha, Tamatar Chaat, Chena Dahi Vada, Malaiyyo - Famous Sweet of Banaras, Thandai and the list is not going to end soon.
If you are looking to stay in a hotel that has an outdoor pool, spa facility, Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, exceptional room service & every luxurious amenities, these top-rated hotels are open for you: BrijRama Palace Varanasi, Radisson Hotel Varanasi, Rivatas by Ideal, Hotel Pinnacle Gate, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham JHV Varanasi, Costa Riviera Hotel, Hotel Clarks Varanasi, Hotel Madin and The Amayaa