According to the early Saga the City of Varanasi was created by Lord Shiva, Who is the Lord of Destruction and Salvation. Previously,known as Kashi also is a renowned place which has some footprints of Gautam Buddha. This place is considered as one of the most sacred place of the Hindus as it is carrying many remarkable testimonies of the religion.
Having the uninterrupted flowing of River Ganges by its bank it has innumerable stories to tell about ancient India and its translucent cultures. A number of Ghats including Dashwamedh, Harishchandra and other witness the last phase of life of the Hindu Culture and its rituals. This city with the age of more than 3000 years has a number of temples in it especially the KashiVishwanath, DurgaMandir, SankatMochan and Tilbhandeshwar are the oldest of all and attract thousands of pilgrims every day throughout the year.
Varanasi not only is a sacred place but also has good credits on art and literature in it. This city has produced some of the prevalent writers of Hindi Literature to be named as Ravidas, Tulsidas and Kabir. Prominent writers like MunshiPremchand, AcharyaShukla, Jaishankar Prasad, BaldevUpadhyay, SudamaPandey are also from this city who made our Indian Literature richer.
Famous Indian Classical dancers like PanditKishanMaharaj, Sitara Devi, Gopi Krishna and music maestros like Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Bismillah Khan, Girija Devi and made our India and the city equally proud through their impeccable contribution in Indian Classical music. Apart from the music and literature the city has a number of museums to be named as JantarMantar, Bharat Kala Bhawan and Archeological Museums are indeed great tourist attractions.
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) which is one of the prestigious universities in this country situated in this city. It has 140 faculties and near about 25000 students in it. The Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) and Medical Science (MS) is one of the prestigious departments and high ranked colleges in the country.
The tour of Varanasi is a journey where every moment of the tour is to be experienced from mind and soul, the history need to be witnessed and the presence of spirituality in the air is undeniably a source of peace to the heart