Varanasi is regarded as the spiritual capital of India. The city draws pilgrims who bathe in the River Ganges sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along its winding streets are some 2000 temples.

Dashashwamedh Ghat

hindu worship ceremony

Ramnagar Fort

18th century

Manikarnika Ghat

hindu cremation

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

1780 temple

Sarnath

ruins, lord buddha

Sankat Mochan Hanuman

18th century

Assi Ghat

popular religious place

Nepali Temple

small temple

Alamgir Mosque

1669 mosque

Jantar Mantar

astro observatory