Tourist Places in Varanasi

Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Varanasi is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Varanasi is, however, mostly preferred. The best season or months to visit places in Varanasi are January, February, March, October, November, December. There are 115 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 Ganges River (Ganga), Archaeological Museum, Gadauliya Market, Dhamek Stupa, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple. Varanasi can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

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Hanuman Ghat,Varanasi

awesome puppet show
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Hanuman Ghat,Varanasi

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New Vishwanath Temple,Varanasi

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Varanasi Tourist Places



Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
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6.2 / 7 1
170 Ratings & 113 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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  • Type: Ghat
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Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi
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5.9 / 7 1
89 Ratings & 74 Reviews
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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  • Type: Ghat
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Assi Ghat, Varanasi
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5.4 / 7 1
43 Ratings & 32 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 »
  • Type: Fort
  • Entry: Paid
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Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi
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4.8 / 7 1
21 Ratings & 15 Reviews
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 »
"Glimpse of modern history"Jan 3, 2016 "Very nice Fort"Dec 31, 2015
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Kedar Ghat, Varanasi
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5.5 / 7 1
17 Ratings & 15 Reviews
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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New Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
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6.3 / 7 1
22 Ratings & 18 Reviews
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 »
Harishchandra Ghat, Varanasi
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5.1 / 7 1
14 Ratings & 8 Reviews
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 »
  • Type: Temple
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Tulasi Mana Temple, Varanasi
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6.0 / 7 1
17 Ratings & 11 Reviews
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 »
  • 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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Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi
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5.2 / 7 1
14 Ratings & 12 Reviews
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 »
"Place between life and death"Apr 22, 2016 "The Cremation Ghat"Apr 16, 2016
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Dhamek Stupa, Varanasi
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Ranked 11 of 115
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5.5 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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  • Type: Temple
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Benaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU), Varanasi
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5.2 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
"Clean and Serene"Apr 28, 2016 "The temple of learning"Mar 5, 2016
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  • Type: Market
Gadauliya Market, Varanasi
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Ranked 13 of 115
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5.2 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
"The Heart of Varanasi"1 month ago
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  • Type: Park
Benia Bagh, Varanasi
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Durga Temple, Varanasi
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Ranked 15 of 115
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5.7 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 8 Reviews
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 »
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Tulsi Ghat, Varanasi
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5.2 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 4 Reviews
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 »
  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
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Ramnagar Museum, Varanasi
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6.2 / 7 1
9 Ratings & 8 Reviews
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 »
Statue of Standing Buddha, Varanasi
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5.5 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 2 Reviews
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  • Type: Temple
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Bharat Mata Temple, Varanasi
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Ranked 19 of 115
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5.1 / 7 1
9 Ratings & 7 Reviews
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 »
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Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Varanasi
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Ranked 20 of 115
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5.2 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 4 Reviews
"Nice temple to visit"1 month ago "Not to be missed"May 4, 2016
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