THE SACRED CITY, VARANASI

Varanasi, or benaras, (also known as kashi) in uttar pradesh is one of the oldest living cities in the world and one of the seven holiest places of india. The whole city is fascinated by ancient architecture painted walls, colourful narrow lanes which are connected to the several ghats of the river ganges like dasashawmedh ghat, manikarnika ghat, tulsi ghat, assi ghat etc., pilgrims from different places of the world come to explore varanasi through¬out the year. The sukhha pera (sweets) lassi, rabri, and most of the vegetarian food is readily available in varanasi and though it is an oldest city but the people who is running a lassi shop, or budget hotels or restaurants have a wifi facility as a compulsion to attract the visitor for the means of easiest communication. Benarasi saris are very famous here. The saris are made of fine woven silkand are decorated with intricate designs, and because of these engravings, they are heavy. Depending on the intricacy of designs and patterns, a sari can take from 15 days to 1 month or sometimes upto 6 months to complete. Benarasi saris are mostly worn by indian women on important occasions such as when attending a wedding and are expected to be complemented by the women's best jewellery.