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Best Entertainment in Varanasi

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Dr. Sampurnanand Sports Stadium Sigra

Managed by the government of Uttar Pradesh, this stadium is a multi dimensional sports facility with excellent support features. Host to a varied set of state and national level events, this complex has volley ball, football and kabadi grounds. Also known as Sigra Stadium, this facility hosts a range of cultural and entertainment events of the locality as well. Training sessions of different events are held here on a daily basis and lot of youngsters from the area are the beneficiaries. A conspicuous landmark in the region, this sports facility should not be missed in a trip to the enchanting city of Varanasi.

Varanasi, India
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Nagari Natak Mandali

A very prominent cultural venue in the holy city, Nagari Natak Mandali is a class apart. The white imposing structure, with a majestic feel to it has classical music concerts as its major attraction. Varanasi, a city immersed in several classical traditions has no dearth of concerts and musical festivals. The place is one among the many venues that host the 'Sankat Mochan Festival', an annual musical feast of the famous Hanuman Temple.

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International Music Centre Ashram

International Music Centre Ashram is located in Bangali Tola in Varanasi. It conducts concerts every Saturday and Wednesday. Special Music Festival is conducted at the end of each month. Some of the musical instruments taught here are Sitar, Flute, Tabla and Vocal. It also teaches Yoga and Dance. The Bangali Tola area has a number of shops that sell musical instruments. So no matter which classical instrument you choose, you are sure to find the same nearby.

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Music Paradise Hall

Music Paradise Hall is an entertainment venue where you can learn classical music and instruments. The staff is quite courteous who help you to select any instrument of your choice. They have Flute, Violin, Drums, Sitar and so on. This place is surrounded with melodious music all over and anyone is sure to fall in love with music. Every evening a music concert with vocals and dance is arranged. It is a nice place to indulge in ancient culture of India and teaches a lot about our values and traditions.

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Assi Ghat

This is the unofficial yet lionized home of long-term backpackers, researchers and students who have chosen to stay on for extended periods of time in Varanasi. The southernmost ghat on the long stretch of ghats, life at Assi is as indulgent as the water buffaloes who wallow around for hours on end in the Ganges. Despite its distance from the main burning ghats, travelers head here for a break from the intrusive touts, guides, fake holy men, beggars, boat men, masseurs and even children who participate with great fervor in the contrived chaos. Assi has a large Jewish community and this is reflected through the hotels and cafes with names such as Haifa and Yafah which serve up typically Middle Eastern dishes like hummus, falafel, baba ghanoush and kawwah (Arabic Coffee). Assi Ghat has been mentioned in the ancient Indian Vedic texts and commands the respect of Indian pilgrims too who arrive here in boats or on foot for a holy dip.

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Holkar Bhavan

Holkar Bhavan was named for one of ancient India's most spirited warrior queens - Ahilyabai Holkar who took it upon her to rebuild temples and sanctuaries after seeing the tragic trail of destruction left behind by the Mughals who destroyed so much. Also known as Holkar House, Holkar Bhavan serves as an event venue for cultural functions and similar events that take place inside the Banares Hindu University. Interviews for lecturers who desire to teach at this prestigious institution are held here.

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