Varanasi, a holy city in India is situated on western banks of sacred river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh. The city is regarded sacred in Hindu religion. Varanasi [Ref] also known as Banaras by British is also mentioned pious in the greatest Indian epic ‘Mahabharata’. Varanasi served as the largest trade centre when Lord Buddha reached here for his first sermon in 500 BC. Varanasi city is world famous and once American novelist Marc Twain quoted, “Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” Varanasi has served as a home to Hindu religion and has preserved the culture, tradition and rituals of Hindu religion. The place offers serene feel and pilgrims visit Varanasi for divine blessings.
Varanasi experiences extreme conditions during summers when temperature reaches the 45 degree mark. Monsoon season starts by the end of June and the beginning of July month. The rainy season develops moisture and humidity in the city. Winters are considered pleasant in Varanasi. The mornings are engulfed in fog but temperature is maintained around 20 degrees during day time.
Varanasi features many temples which are situated near the holy river Ganga. The holy city is flooded with pilgrims throughout the year. The Ghats of river Ganga are the major tourist attraction in Varanasi. Many holy rituals are carried out on these Ghats. Amongst many interesting places in Varanasi, Alamgir mosque, Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple and Banaras Hindu University are most prominent ones.
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