Tourist Places in Varanasi

Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Varanasi Average Rating - 5.6/7 1 based on 2404 Ratings

Varanasi is mostly preferred by travellers from Kolkata, Bangalore. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Varanasi is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Varanasi are January, February, March, October, November, December. There are 24 tourist places in Varanasi, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Varanasi can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Varanasi for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Varanasi Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Varanasi, browse through photos & pictures, explore Varanasi using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Varanasi, which are great places to visit, are Shivala Ghat, Banaras Vidya Mandir, Durga Temple, Manikarnika Ghat, Tulsi Ghat. Varanasi can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Varanasi Tourist Places



Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
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83 Ratings & 48 Reviews
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... Read More »
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Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi
  • Type: Ghat
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Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi
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5.7/ 7 1
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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... Read More »
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Assi Ghat, Varanasi
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Assi Ghat, Varanasi
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5.8/ 7 1
14 Ratings & 9 Reviews
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... Read More »
"Beautiful evening aarti"3 weeks ago "Clean and Nice place"3 months ago
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Kedar Ghat, Varanasi
  • Type: Ghat
Kedar Ghat, Varanasi
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4.9/ 7 1
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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... Read More »
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Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi
  • Type: Fort
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Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi
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5.3/ 7 1
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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... Read More »
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New Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
  • Type: Temple
New Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
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6.1/ 7 1
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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... Read More »
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Ramnagar Museum, Varanasi
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Ramnagar Museum, Varanasi
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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... Read More »
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Tulasi Mana Temple, Varanasi
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6.3/ 7 1
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Tulasi Mana Temple is a beautiful shrine located in the vicinity of Durga Temple. Dedicated to Lord Rama, the temple was constructed in 1964 and received its name from Tulsi Das, the great saint poet of 16th century. Aesthetically carved with marble rocks, the temple has... Read More »
"Clean and well managed"2 months ago "Great place"3 months ago
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Harishchandra Ghat, Varanasi
  • Type: Ghat
Harishchandra Ghat, Varanasi
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4.8/ 7 1
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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... Read More »
"Not very good"2 months ago "The famous ghat"Apr 21, 2014
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Bharat Mata Temple, Varanasi
  • Type: Temple
Bharat Mata Temple, Varanasi
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3.9/ 7 1
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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... Read More »
"Every Indian should visit"1 month ago "The unusual temple"Apr 21, 2014
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Jantar Mantar, Varanasi
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Jantar Mantar, Varanasi
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5/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 2 Reviews
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... Read More »
"Good to visit"Oct 14, 2014 "Great place for kids to learn..."Apr 21, 2014
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Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi
  • Type: Ghat
Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi
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2.8/ 7 1
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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... Read More »
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Banaras Vidya Mandir, Varanasi
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Durga Temple, Varanasi
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6/ 7 1
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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,... Read More »
"Must visit for travellers"3 weeks ago "Monkey Temple"Apr 21, 2014
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Tulsi Ghat, Varanasi
  • Type: Ghat
Tulsi Ghat, Varanasi
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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... Read More »
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Shivala Ghat, Varanasi
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Shivala Ghat, Varanasi
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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... Read More »
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Panchganga Ghat, Varanasi
  • Type: Ghat
Panchganga Ghat, Varanasi
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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... Read More »
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  • Type: Ghat
Hanuman Ghat, Varanasi
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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... Read More »
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  • Type: Mosque
Alamgir Mosque, Varanasi
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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,... Read More »
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Man Mandir Ghat, Varanasi
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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... Read More »
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