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About Varanasi

The Forest of Bliss

Kashi, Banaras, Maha Shamshan, Anandvan, or Varanasi is a bustling city situated in the Uttar Pradesh state of India. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and also one of the holiest cities for Hindus.

Varanasi is famous for its temples, 84 ghats, labyrinthine streets, street food, and culture. It has been a hub of religious tourism since ancient times. It is home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple & is considered as holiest city in the ancient text of Hinduism.

Modern day Varanasi is unique blend of smart city and heritage. It’s one of the only places in the world where you can see the unique blend of modern & ancient practices. Banarasis, the local residents of Banaras take immense pride in preserving their ancient culture & heritage.

At Varanasi Guru we utilise the same approach by using modern technology to preserve the ancient history of Varanasi.



Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most important Hindu temples in India and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva temples.The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is a major pilgrimage site for Hindus.

Shri Annapurna Temple

The Annapurna Temple in Varanasi is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Annapurna, who is considered the goddess of food and nourishment. The temple was built in 1729 and is a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus.

Shri Kaal Bhairav Temple

Kaal Bhairav is the Kotwal of Kashi, as he decides the course of punishment for residents of Kashi & without his permission, one cannot stay here or perform his duties without any obstacle.

Sankat Mochan Temple

Shri Sankat Mochan Temple or Hanuman Temple is one of the most important temples in Varanasi and is often called the Monkey Temple of Varanasi due to the presence of a lot of monkeys.



Dashashwamedh Ghat

Dashashwamedh Ghat is one of Varanasi’s oldest, sacred, and most visited Ghat. It is famous for hosting the Ganga Aarti event where hundreds of devotees and travelers participate every evening throughout the year.

Manikarnika Ghat

The Manikarnika Ghat, popularly known as the “Maha Smashaan” or ”great cremation ground” is one of the main ghats present on the long stretch of the holy river of Ganga flowing past the city of Varanasi.

Assi Ghat

Assi Ghat is one of the most famous and happening places in Varanasi.. Assi Ghat finds its mention in Purans and ancient text of the Gahadavalas dynasty. It is one of the most prominent sites of the annual Panchkroshi Yatra and Surya Shashi.

Panch Ganga Ghat

Panchganga Ghat is a famous ghat located in Varanasi, India. It is situated on the banks of the Ganga river and is named after the five holy rivers that are said to confluence at this spot: Ganga, Saraswati, Dhupapapa, Yamuna and Kirana.




Banarasi kachodi is a deep-fried puri from the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is made with a dough of whole wheat flour and is typically stuffed with a spicy mixture of potatoes, peas, and spices.


Malaiyo (मलइयो) is prepared out of milk and is available only in the winters mostly from November till February. If one plans to visit Varanasi in this time period, I can assure this “Malaiyo” is a bucket list item.

Tamatar Chaat

Tamatar Chaat is entirely the Banarasi variant of chaat. It is an astounding combination of flavorful tanginess along with a tinge of sweetness. There is no alternative or substitute for its taste.

Bhang Lassi

As its name goes, Bhang Lassi is a magical blend of Bhang (Indian Cannabis) and Lassi (A yogurt-based Indian drink). Let me give you an insight into these two edible preparations.



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