My Travel Experiences

April 15, 2015

Kashi-Varanasi-Banaras – Part-1

As I travel somewhat frequently, my sister insisted me to take my mother to Kashi, as it is said that one should visit Kashi at least once in lifetime. One fine day in Feb, I did booking of flights to Kashi. First visit to Kashi for both as well as first experience to travel by air for my Mom !! Here are my Kashi experiences :

Day 1: 2-Apr-2015

Reached Domestic airport. It was too crowded like a bus stand :)….one of the indigo flight for Indore was delayed or cancelled & people were making Hungama….I know it’s painful for any schedule change where there is dependency to reach destination.

Varanasi flight was right time…..reached Varanasi @ 2pm…took pre-paid taxi for Rs: 700/- reached Zostel. Check-in @ 2.30pm…settled in room & started @ 4pm to reach Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Started walking towards Temple. It was too hot. Road towards temple is full of bazaar on both side for shopping.

Started for Darshan @ 5pm by Gate no 2…had a very quick darshan after 2 hrs !!…@ 7.15pm…we were able to touch Shiv linga…by the time it’s done…police would throw you out of temple…..then headed towards Ganga Aarti…..saw 10-15 min of Ganga Aarti

Again want to by-lanes of temple premise, to visit Blue Lassi Shop….had good Mango Lassi…this shop is famous in Kashi. @8.45pm…while returning from Blue Lassi…very near to main road…thought to try to Dosa Café, which I read on net. Dosa Café is just one room hotel (make shift you can say so…one room of residential house is converted into Hotel). Have just 3 tables. They have pretty big menu list. Ordered one Veg Butter Uttampam….taste was good…. Again came by walk to Zostel..which is 1-1.5km from Temple/Dashashwamedh Ghat. Slept by 10.30…thought to wake up early & go for Darshan again

On Day1 itself, able to have Darshan, have 5-10 min Ganga Aarti & visited Blue Lassi Shop & Dosa Café….:)….Never imagined I would able to cover these many things !

More in next blog…..

 

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