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Sitarist duo of Pandit Shivnath Mishra and Deobrat Mishra (Father and Son) hold a prominent position in the musical tradition of Varanasi. The internationally acclaimed artists established the Academy of Indian Classical Music in Varanasi to promote and train their Gharana (the system of classical music that marks a particular style). The mission of the institute is to find talents irrespective of geographical, social and financial barriers and nurture them into world-class musicians. Providing scholarships and residence to students, the academy is particularly inclined to the traditional Guru-Shishya (Teacher-Student) relationship. Classes are conducted in vocals, sitar and tabla. Do visit the academy - even if not to join a class, talking to Deobrat Mishra, an unassuming and extremely considerate artist, will throw light into the vast depth and potential of Indian classical music.
Responsible for the water needs of the city, Varanasi Jal Sansthan is a conspicuous sight in Bhelupura. The complex houses the office of the Water Department and a sightly large reservoir. The humongous construction will catch the eye and the attractive red paint will make you move closer. Mostly to be enjoyed from the street, the facility has strict restrictions and prior permission is required for a visit inside. Nearby is the Bengali Inter College and Bhelupura Police Station.
Established by the end of 19th Century, CM Anglo Bengali Inter College proves to be a major center in Varanasi that provides the students with a platform for higher educational aspirations. Originally visioned for the upliftment of backward classes by Chintamani Mukherjee, an eminent thinker and social reformer from the area, the institution has achieved considerable success over the years. The college has excellent facilities in its science and computer labs, and the well-stocked library is an asset. Located near the Bhelupura Police Station, this place is definitely worth a visit.
This is a bustling center of activity in the old city of Varanasi near the ghats. A junction of Dasashwamedh, Luxa and Durgakund roads, this place is a starting point to many journeys from this ancient city. Taxis and rickshaws to the ghats are sometimes only permitted till Godowlia Crossing when the crowd on the Dasashwamedh Road gets chaotic. Taxi and Rickshaw stands and offices of a lot of tour companies are located here. A major landmark in the city, Kashi Viswanath Temple, and the Manmandir Observatory are nearby.
From Godowlia Crossing, this narrow road leading to the Dasashwamedh Ghat is full of varied shopping options and kaleidoscopic people. Numerous textile shops, pan shops, restaurants, handicraft stores and vegetable vendors take the side of this busy touristy point. Also available in abundance are random strangers who are offering multiple options to tourists from boat rides to sightseeing trips. Crowded with cycle rickshaws, motorists and carefree tourists, the road itself is a sight to watch. The main entrance of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple is on this road and next to it is the charming Madhur Milan Cafe. An extravagant flourish of diverse sensibilities, a walk through this road will be an experience of a life time.
With a capacity to accommodate around 300 people, Kanishka Banquet Hall proves as a welcome choice in Varanasi for all kinds of private gatherings. Located inside Hotel OK International, this is a preferred venue for a lot of establishments in the city to conduct their parties and events. The adjustable seating and the tasteful decorations readily create a nice impression. The pink walls and the fancy roof lamps also groove into the general vibe without much effort. All in all a nice place to host a party.
The provider for the water needs of the locality, Lalita Ghat Water Tank is a pink structure which comprises of three cylindrical tanks. Water from the Ganges is processed, purified and distributed from this tank. Located at the Lalita Ghat, this structure is conspicuous and defines the aesthetics of the location. Nearby attractions include Nepali Temple, Manikarnika Ghat and The Sinking Temple. Do look up to see this tall structure while walking through the ghats.
In tune with the enormous religious potential of Varanasi, Shri Siddh Hanumanji Nyas is a Hindu religious sight at Scindhia Ghat in Varanasi. The refreshing spiritual practice of 'Nyas', which rejuvenates mind and body by the constant chanting of mantras is the highlight of the place. Located in an old building close to the Scindhia Guest House, this place is visited by large number of foreign and Indian spiritual seekers. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, this place will replenish the hidden energy sources inside you.