Dotted with weathered, blackened cauldrons bubbling with hot oil, Varanasi’s Kachauri Gali is one of the city’s main landmarks near the ghats.
Overflowing with devotees that come to offer their prayers day and night, the Prayag Ghat is another significant ghat in Varanasi. Located on the immediate left of the Dashashwamedh Ghat, it was built by Balaji Bajirao in 1778 and is a replica of the Prayag holy city in Allahabad.
If you’re staying close to Dashashvamedh ghat, this is going to be your constant choice for meals. The cosy café dishes out the most delicious Indian, Middle Eastern, Chinese and continental vegetarian fare. The owner, Santosh Ji’s interest in photography has resulted in the café’s bright walls being adorned with brill…more
Not far away from the Ganga is one of the oldest temples in Hinduism, Sri Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Deriving its name from the city Kashi, the temple was built in 1780 by the Late Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva temples.
One of the oldest and most important ghats, the Dashashwamedh Ghat is also Varanasi’s liveliest. Two Hindu mythologies surround the ghat, one being that Lord Brahma created it to welcome Lord Shiva and another where he sacrificed ten horses during the yajna performed here. Around dusk the Dashashwamedh Ghat comes to li…more
For delicious vegetarian fare, visit the first floor Keshari restaurant near Gowdowliya Chowk, enroute Dashashvamedh ghat. The restaurant isn’t too atmospheric but the food is delectable and economical.