Varanasi, a city described to be older than history, tradition, and even legend, is a great place to visit for those who want to enjoy the real experience of the spiritual grandeur of India. While a visit to the city is always a learning experience irrespective of the occasion, planning a trip to Varanasi around 21st April, 2015 will be a great way to celebrate the holy Hindu festival of Akshay Tritiya.
Akshay Tritiya, or Akha Teej, is a day of special importance symbolizing the eternal connection of the city of Varanasi with the river Ganga. It is believed that Ganga descended from the heavens to the earth on this day. Further, it is believed that Kubera, the custodian of wealth and property in Hindu mythology, received his position on this day.
It is also believed that Goddess Annapoorna, the deity of nourishment and wellbeing, was born on this day. While this day is celebrated with rituals all over India, marking this holy day by taking a dip in the holy Ganga in the eternal city of Varanasi will be an unparalleled experience.
Importance of Choosing Quality Varanasi Hotels
A true representation of India, Varanasi can be chaotic and serene at the same time. The city’s history and traditions can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you have to plan the logistics involved in visiting the various attractions of the city. Opting for Varanasi holiday packages offered by a reputed hotel will free you from the task of keeping track of the logistics. Instead, you just sit back and enjoy your trip.
Boat Ride on the Ganges
A boat ride at dawn and dusk is the best way to understand the true glory of Varanasi. On Akshay Tritiya, you can witness people of different cases, creeds, and races unite in their reverence to the holy river that is an integral part of Indian tradition. Even otherwise, a boat ride on the Ganga covering all the ghats of the city is a humbling experience.
Visit to Varanasi Temples
The Vishwanath temple, Devi’s Shaktipeeth temple, Lord Hanuman’s Sankat Mochan temple, Tulsi Manas temple, Bharat Mata temple — these are just some of the innumerable temples in the city of Varanasi.
Paying obeisance to the shrine of the Lord of the Universe, Vishwanath, after a dip in the holy Ganga is said to result in all sins being washed away. Irrespective of whether you choose to believe mythology, praying at the temples of Varanasi can be a soothing and peaceful experience.
Evening Ganga Aarti
The Ganga aarti on the ghats of Varanasi is the best way to understand the city’s love and veneration for the holy river. The Ganga aarti, an impressive spectacle, will be worth viewing on the holy day of Akshay Tritiya.
Staying in Varanasi
The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varansi is one of the most popular 5 star hotels in Varanasi. Part of the Taj Group of Hotels, it is the ideal destination for a business traveler seeking to experience the best that the holy city offers to all its visitors.
From arranging trips to all popular attractions to providing useful advice about the local cuisine & some of the best restaurants in Varanasi, a business visitor to the hotel will be assured of a luxurious experience throughout his or her stay in the city.