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Vindhyachal Tourism

Vindhyachal is a famous Hindu pilgrimage spot closer to Mirzapur and Varanasi and has several temples in the vicinity with their own interesting stories. This town is situated on the banks of holy river Ganga and people come here to take a dip into it to pray to Goddess Ganga.

The town also sees countless devotees that come here to perform the trikona parikrama which covers three most important temples Vindhyavasini, Ashtabhuja and Kali khoh temples. There is a huge crowd of pilgrims here, all year round and especially during the Navratra when the whole town is decorated with diyas and flowers and hymn of holy chants.

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Epicenter of two Holy Cities of India: Vindhyachal

Geographically located between the two ancient holy Hindu cities of Prayag (Allahabad) and Kashi (Varanasi), Vindhyachal explores the divinity of Goddess Vindhyavasini Vindhyachal Mata. Considered as one of the most visited Shakti Peeths of Maa Durga manifestation, Vindhayavasini or Vindhayachal is amongst the glorious shrines studded between the escarpments of the Vindhya Range in west-central India. Vindhyachal has great significance in the folklore of the Indian Hindu Mythology. It is the only place where all the three forms of Goddess Durga - Lakshmi, Kali, and Saraswati have defined temples dedicated to them in a single location.

Restaurants and Local Food in Vindhyachal

Vindhyachal's food habits are under great influence of Allahabad, Mirzapur and Varanasi. People here love to eat daal baati which is made by boiling tuvar daal and baati are hard wheat rolls which has a little stuffing of aaloo. Another dish is Litti chokha which also happens to be a delicacy of Varanasi, consisting of spicy balls of wheat and sattu and then filled with ghee.
You can also try some delicious aaloo puri here or Thandaai and lassis which are refreshing drinks, especially in extreme summers.
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One Day Itinerary

After checking into a hotel or a guest house, freshen up and have your breakfast. Head to the main shrine of Vindhyavasini temple. It is believed that Goddess Sati's left thumb fell here and since then the place is considered amongst the most visited shakti peeth of all. The folklore also narrates that Goddess Durga after assassinating Demon Mahishasur established herself here in Vindhyachal.

Indulge yourself in this spiritual epicentre and spend some time listening to the mythological tales from people around or hire a guide to give you a tour of places around. Later you can sit by the bank of River Ganga at Ram Gaya Ghat and dive into the river to get a holy dip. Head to other temples located nearby like Ashtabhuja, Sitakund, Gangeshwar Nath Temple and the Durga cave temple.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Hilly Ranges. Picnic spots. The weekend getaway for finding solace. Best for the population of Uttar Pradesh and North India. Good traditional food. Smooth road and rail connectivity.

What's Not So Great?

Zero flight connectivity. Can be harsh during summers. Monsoons are moderate and humid. No adventure sports available.

For Whom?

Vindhyachal is ideal for a family vacation and group travellers. Perfect for people with religious instincts, pilgrims, history buffs and nature lovers. Easy connectivity for the population of Uttar Pradesh and nearby states.

How To Reach Vindhyachal

Vindhyachal is well connected to rest of the cities across India through Varanasi. All means of transport like air, road, and railways are available to travel to Varanasi and from there to the destination in less than 2 hours. The nearest airbase to Vindhyachal is Varanasi Airport tucked 68 km away from the destination. Vindhyachal has its railway station, yet Varanasi junction serves as the broad gauge railway station which connects well with frequent trains from around the nation. Frequently run state and private buses are available from Varanasi to Vindhyachal. You can also hire a taxi or a cab or even self-drive to Vindhyachal in less than 2 hours.

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Prateek Chauhan 1 year ago
Vindhyachal is a religious place and most of the sightseeing activities are related to religion here. If you aren't interested in the same, you might not find the place very interesting.
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