• Varanasi also known as Benares or Kashi.

Varanasi

Varanasi also known as Benares or Kashi.Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the 11th century B.C. Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along the city's winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath, the “Golden Temple,” dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

Tourist Places in Varanasi

  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Dashashwamedh Ghat
  • Manikarnika Ghat
  • Dhamek Stupa
  • Ramnagar Fort
  • Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple
  • Assi Ghat
  • Tulsi Ghat
  • Durga Mandir, Varanasi

Yoga in India

Yoga

Yoga began in the Indus-Saraswati civilisation more than 5,000 years ago. The Rig Veda is the first text that mentions the word yoga. The Bhagvad Gita, composed around 500 BC, is replete with details about yoga. 21 June is International Yoga Day.