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PM inaugurates Kashi Vishwanath Corridor: Here’s everything you need to know - Prune



Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who also represents Varanasi in Parliament Monday inaugurated the first phase of his dream project the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi. the project aimed at enhancing the pilgrims' experience in the ancient temple town.


The corridor will be 320-meter long and a 20-meter wide walkway. The corridor connects the Kashi Vishwanath temple and the ghats of the river Ganga.

 

The total estimated cost of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project is being estimated at Rs. 800 crore and the total area of the project is reported 5,000 hectares.

 

Prime Minister said at least 40 ancient temples were rediscovered during the work and ensuring there is no change in the original structure.


About Kashi Vishwanath temple

 

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The present structure stands on the banks of the Ganges river. And it was built in 1780 by the Maratha ruler Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore. While it has been destroyed several times before by the Muslim rulers including Aurangzeb before the 1780s, the temple still stands the test of time after being rebuilt later and renovated.


It still retains its majestic beauty and historical significance. And this is what makes the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project a significant move from the government as it is one of the most-visited holy sites in India. While the original structure remains untouched, the overall temple area has spread to 5 lakh sq feet. The project has added a whole new complex to the area, which will stand as a symbol of spirituality and India’s rich traditions. Apart from easy access to the city's ghats, the temple area now sees 23 new buildings. It will include facilities such as City Museum, Viewing Gallery, Tourist Facilitation Centre, and Food Court, and a lot more.


This will make your visit to Varanasi even more special, as instead of making your way as a tourist and pilgrim through the bustling and congested streets of the temple town, you can access this corridor instead, making your next visit here a breeze. And with Prune as your trusted travel guide, we’ll ensure that your trip here is the best one yet, leaving you with beautiful memories as you offer prayers at the iconic temples and ghats. The prime minister was actively involved in the project that took around three years, we finally have an accessible pathway in one of the most visited cities of India that draws tourists from around the world.


And the inauguration in the city also brings a wave of excitement to the faces of the locals and tourists. Celebratory lights now adorn every nook and corner of the temple city, and it is a good time as any to plan your trip here first thing. And now that the corridor is open to visitors, it’s time that you plan your trip here with Prune right now! Here are some of the best tour packages from Prune for your Varanasi travel this year.


Tour packages from Prune


Full-Day Private Varanasi Tour - Explore the best of Varanasi with a Ganges riverboat cruise starting from sunrise till the beautiful evening aarti. In this tour package, you will get to see the iconic landmarks of the holy city, take two cruises on the Ganges river, witness an iconic Buddhist site here, and experience the stunning aarti in the evening time.


Price - From Rs 4952


Varanasi Cultural Tour - You can plan a 2-day trip to Varanasi and Sarnath with this tour package that includes transportation, accommodation, and a private guide to take you around. In this tour, you will visit several Buddhist and Hindu holy sites, watch the mesmerising evening aarti, enjoy a sunrise boat ride, and complete sightseeing of the city.


Price - Rs From Rs 13552


Photo Tour in Holy Varanasi - If you’re a photography enthusiast and love to travel to new places, you must be a part of this tour. In this exclusive travel experience from Prune, you will visit and click the beautiful temples, portraits of the locals, and intricate architecture of this ancient city. And you can learn several photography tips and tricks from your photography guide!


Price - Rs From 1230


Morning Boat Ride With Temples Tour - The golden hours are some of the best times to explore the beautiful city of Varanasi. Whether at sunrise or sunset, the city comes alive with its daily rituals in the temples and ghats. In this tour, you will be a part of all the religious ceremonies at the crack of dawn and avoid the heavy tourist crowd.


From - Rs 5653


Three-Day Varanasi Exclusive Tour - If you’re planning a long weekend in Varanasi, then this is the best tour package for you. You can make the most of your time by witnessing all the top tourist attractions here. And you can also sit by the peaceful Ganga Ghats, watch religious ceremonies in the Hindu temples, and visit the Buddhist landmarks. With Prune, it will be an experience you’ll never forget in the holy city.


Price - Rs 29737


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