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Varanasi, one of the ancient cities in the world, is famous for its rich heritage of art and culture. Naach Ghar, literally meaning house of dance, is a prominent entertainment venue that is located in the Cantonment area. The highlight of the venue is the daily staging of dance performances. The place proves to be a good platform for upcoming talents.
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.
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.
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.
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.