Nestled in the heart of the buzzing Maheshpur town, Godowlia Market is swarming with local traders selling all kinds of stuff at great bargains. Found at a short distance from the nearest railway station, it is labeled as one of the busiest open markets of the city, and quite rightly so. The cramped lanes are packed with stalls selling household essentials, ethnic jewelry, handmade shawls and zari garments, among other intricately designed apparel. Post a tiring shopping spree at Godowlia, one may choose the visit the serene Kashi Temple lying a few blocks ahead.
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.
Founded by Ruchika Mehrotra, a Master of Fine Arts degree holder from the esteemed Banaras Hindu University, Ruchika Art Gallery is truly a treasure trove of traditional Indian crafts. The talented artists recreates the breathtaking Varanasi ghats on her canvas, while also weaves magic with antique replicas and Ganesha models. The atmosphere at the gallery is quite welcoming and ambient, complete with soothing music being played in the background and the courteous staff bringing you a cup of tea as soon as you walk in.
A multi-storied complex located within the Banaras Hindu University campus, the Swatantrata Bhavan is a popular venue for cultural activities as well as major conferences and seminars. The complex comprises of a spacious foyer area, a senate hall and a committee room, and a mammoth auditorium with a capacity of close to 2000. Owing to its versatility, the Swatantrata Bhavan is a popular choice for major events. For further details regarding the venue, check the website or call the number provided.
Located very near to the Thai Temple and the Archeological Museum, Modern Reception Center Sarnath provides valuable information about Sarnath, one of the major pilgrim sites of Buddhism. The Office of the Assistant Tourist Officer has facilities for accommodation, dining, money exchange and souvenir shopping. The center, run by the Uttar Pradesh government also arranges tourist guides to see around Sarnath.
The Faculty of Performing Arts came into existence in the year 1966 owing to the unyielding efforts of Pt.Govind Malviya and Pt. Omkarnath Thakur. It has since then been responsible for training and teaching students the intricacies of dance and music. The Pt. Onkarnath Auditorium belongs to the Faculty of Performing Arts at the BHU. The state-of-the-art event space is complete with the latest sound and light equipment. It is frequently used for events conducted by the faculty as well as various other cultural events.