Tickling The Taste-Buds And Soothing The Soul At Varanasi
Posted by Indiator Travel on September 18th, 2019
When you visit a place as vibrant as Varanasi, there is so much to explore that one can find oneself getting overwhelmed by its rich culture and heritage. The key to enjoying a wholesome visit to Varanasi is to opt for experiences that make the city stand out. While everyone is aware that Varanasi is a land of Ganga Ghats and divine temples, there is another refreshing side to the city that is hard to pass. We’re talking about its mouth-watering street food! The narrow lanes of Varanasi are home to some of the most scrumptious local delicacies that you just can’t miss. So, let’s explore both these captivating facets of Varanasi- one that soothes the soul and the other that titillates your taste-buds!
An Aarti Ritual That Lights Up Your Spirit
We booked a fascinating Varanasi tour package for ourselves to indulge our weekend in a peaceful manner. The tour started at 5 in the evening when we were taken to the beautifully lit-up Dashashwamedha Ghat for the world-renowned evening Ganga Aarti. Way before the ritual took place, the preparations were already in progress. The Ghat looked like a dream, adorned with floral garlands, huge brass lamps, and musical instruments. The chief priests lead the Aarti and in no time the entire place was echoing with an enchanting sound of hymns.
It was such a divine feeling to be a part of that mesmerizing ritual. With diyas floating on the glistening waters of River Ganga and the soothing sound of the Aarti and conch in the background, we knew we were living an experience that has to be one of the best things to do in Varanasi.
And Now Let’s Feast On Some Lip-Smacking Treats
Well aware that the next leg of the excursion was going to be a Varanasi street food tour, our stomachs were already beginning to growl. Accompanied by our tour guide, we proceeded to Godowlia Market. The first thing we tasted was a delightful local drink called mishrambhu which is a cold milk-based drink with a sweet and spicy mix of flavours, garnished with dry fruits. With this yummy start, we headed for the next spot- Kashi Chat Bhandar which happens to be one of the oldest chat shops in Varanasi. The delicious Indian snacks of this food joint were the best we’d had in a very long time.
After relishing the spicy dishes, it was time for dessert! We moved to the Ksheer Sagar Sweet that not only sells amazing sweet dishes but also features a range of sugar-free delights. Finally, no Varanasi city tour is complete without getting your hands on a delicious paan and the streets of Varanasi are filled with spots that sell the most refreshing flavours of paan.
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