Bhadohi, also known as the carpet city, is a small hamlet about 16 km away from the city of Varanasi. Known for its colourful, handmade carpets, Bhadohi is home to the one of the largest hand-knit and handwoven carpet industries in South Asia. It draws admirers and shoppers from across the country. It is believed that the craft of carpet-making was introduced in Bhadohi in the 16th century by Iranian travellers.

In fact, the city produces a wide variety of beautiful carpets handwoven with ethnic designs – such as dhurry, loribaft, chhapra mir, indo gabbeh and even Napalese carpets. One can take a firsthand look at the process of carpet making here. The iconic Indian Institute of Carpet Technology is also located in Bhadohi and promotes carpet designing techniques in the area. There are many famous temples in Bhadohi like the Sitamarhi Temple, which is located on the banks of the Ganges. Legend has it that this was the place where Goddess Sita had absorbed herself into the earth.

A 110-foot-tall statue of Lord Hanuman stands here and is believed to be the world's highest statue of the god. Some other temples worth a visit are Shani Dham, Tilanga Shivjatpur, Tilngeswarnath and Bhadrakaali.

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