Tourist Places in Varanasi

Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Jantar Mantar, Varanasi
Jantar Mantar, Varanasi
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  • Type: Historic Place
  • Entry: Paid
Jantar Mantar is an observatory and one of the popular tourist attractions in Varanasi. It was constructed by Jai Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur in 1737. He was a follower of science and technology and his passion towards astronomy led to the establishment of this huge building. For... Read More »
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Bharat Mata Temple, Varanasi
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  • Type: Temple
Bharat Mata Temple is among the beautiful temples constructed in 1936 by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt, a Gandhian follower. It is situated within the campus of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth. The shrine is dedicated to Mother India and possesses a beautiful marble structure, which was inaugurated by... Read More »
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Banaras Vidya Mandir, Varanasi
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  • Type: Temple
Ramnagar Museum is also known as Banaras Vidya Mandir. It is situated within Ramnagar Fort complex. Handicrafts and other collections of medieval period belonging to the King and the royal family are displayed which include arms and armors, elephant saddles, ornate palanquins, ancient... Read More »
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Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
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  • Type: Temple
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is dedicated to the chief deity of city of Varanasi, Kashi Vishwanath. One of the incarnations of Lord Shiva, the temple was originally dedicated to Vishwanath Jyotirlinga, which is present within the temple premises. The Vishwanath Jyotirlinga at Varanasi is among the... Read More »
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Durga Temple, Varanasi
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  • Type: Temple
Durga Temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga, is one of the popular temples, which is also known as the monkey temple. Constructed during 18th century by a Bengali Maharani, the temple possesses North Indian or Nagara style of architecture. Housing a multi-tiered shikhara, the temple is... Read More »
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Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi
Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi
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  • Type: Ghat
Dasaswamedh Ghat is one of the prominent ghats, situated on the banks of river Ganges. The ghat is visited by Hindu devotees in large number due to the religious significance of ten sacrificed horses. It is believed that ten horses were sacrificed by Lord Brahma to allow Lord Shiva return from... Read More »
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Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi
Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi
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  • Type: Ghat
Manikarnika Ghat is the main cremation ghat located on the banks of river Ganges in Varanasi. It is one of the oldest ghats in the city having mythological significance related to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. According to the religious beliefs, burning the dead bodies in the cremation... Read More »
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Assi Ghat, Varanasi
Assi Ghat, Varanasi
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  • Type: Ghat
Assi Ghat is the southernmost Ghat in Varanasi, situated at the assemblage of Ganges and Assi rivers. The ghat is a sacred place as pilgrims offer prayers to a huge shivalingam placed under a peepal tree after bathing in the river. Constituting the southern end of conventional city, Assi... Read More »
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Tulsi Ghat, Varanasi
Tulsi Ghat, Varanasi
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  • Type: Ghat
Tulsi Ghat is one of the famous ghats situated in Varanasi in honour of Tulsi Das, a famous saint poet. Earlier, the ghat was popular as Lolark Ghat, which was mentioned in Gaharwa Danpatra and Girvanapadamanjari. It is popularly believed that the poet Tulsi Das had written the epic the... Read More »
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Kedar Ghat, Varanasi
Kedar Ghat, Varanasi
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  • Type: Ghat
Kedar Ghat, situated in the southern part of the destination, was built by the Maharaja of Vijayanagar. The ghat is named after Lord Shiva, who is also known as ‘Kedarnath'. Popular among Bengali and South Indians, the ghat has a beautiful temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the... Read More »
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Shivala Ghat, Varanasi
Shivala Ghat, Varanasi
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  • Type: Ghat
Shivala Ghat was constructed by one of the most significant rulers of medieval period, King Balwant Singh. The name of the ghat is derived from the presiding deity of region, Lord Shiva. Located in close vicinity is a huge mansion, which was built by king of Nepal, Sanjay Vikram Shah in 19th... Read More »
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Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi
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  • Type: Fort
  • Entry: Paid
Ramnagar Fort attracts tourists from all over, which is situated on the opposite bank of river Ganges. Constructed in 18th century by Maharaja Balwant Singh, it is the ancestral home of the Maharaja of Banaras. The fort is built with red sandstone and houses a temple and a museum within the... Read More »
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Harishchandra Ghat, Varanasi
Harishchandra Ghat, Varanasi
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  • Type: Ghat
Harishchandra Ghat is one of the two prominent ghats having cremation grounds with burning facilities. The name of the ghat is derived from the king Harishchandra, who spent his life as a keeper of a crematorium. It is believed that for his servings at the ground with devotion and strictly... Read More »
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Panchganga Ghat, Varanasi
Panchganga Ghat, Varanasi
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  • Type: Ghat
Panchganga Ghat is among the beautiful ghats, located at the meeting point of five holy rivers namely, the Saraswati, the Ganges, the Yamuna, the Dhupapapa and the Kirna. This ghat is also popular as Alamgir Mosque is located in its close vicinity. It is also believed that this site also... Read More »
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Hanuman Ghat, Varanasi
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  • Type: Ghat
Hanuman Ghat is one of the beautiful ghats, which was earlier known as Rameswaram Ghat. The ghat is situated at a holy place known with the name of Juna Akhara in Varanasi. It is believed that the ghat was built by Lord Ram himself and was dedicated to his disciple, Lord Hanuman. Along... Read More »
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New Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
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  • Type: Temple
New Vishwanath Temple or Golden Temple is located in the campus area of Benares Hindu University (BHU). Popularly known as the Birla Temple, the temple is constructed by Birla family, one of the famous industrialists of India. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is based upon the same... Read More »
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Alamgir Mosque, Varanasi
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  • Type: Mosque
Alamgir Mosque, also known as, Beni Madhav Ka Darera, was constructed by the Mughal Emperor, Aurangazeb. It is believed that there was once a temple of Lord Krishna at the site where Alamgir Mosque is situated. Being the largest structure located on the banks of river Ganges, the mosque was... Read More »
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Man Mandir Ghat, Varanasi
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  • Type: Ghat
Man Mandir Ghat, constructed in the 16th century, was built by Raja Savai Man Singh. Earlier known as Someswara Ghat, the Man Mandir Ghat is named after Raja Savai Man Singh. The ghat was renovated in 19th century and houses a beautiful balcony located at the northern end of the ghat.... Read More »
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Darbhanga Ghat, Varanasi
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  • Type: Ghat
Darbhanga Ghat is located on the south of Dashaswamedh Ghat. Lying between Chousaiti Ghat and Babua Pandey Ghat, this ghat is used to perform the rites and rituals related to the death of relatives and friends. Owing to its structure which almost goes to the river edge, the ghat is steep and... Read More »
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Ramnagar Museum, Varanasi
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  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
Ramnagar Museum, also known as Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum, is a scholarly museum located inside the Ramnagar Fort. The museum houses a vast collection of items belonging to the Royal family of Varanasi. These include artefacts belonging to medieval period along with various handicraft items.... Read More »
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