Tourist Places in Varanasi

Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Varanasi is mostly preferred by travellers from Kolkata, Mumbai. 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 113 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 Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Statue of Standing Buddha, Rajendraprasad Ghat, Benaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU), Rana Mahala Ghat. Varanasi can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

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Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi
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161 Ratings & 106 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
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5.9 / 7 1
81 Ratings & 66 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 »
"Spirituality"2 weeks ago "Best experience with boat rides"3 weeks ago
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Assi Ghat, Varanasi
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39 Ratings & 28 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 »
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  • Type: Fort
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Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi
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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"3 months ago "Very nice Fort"3 months ago
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Kedar Ghat, Varanasi
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15 Ratings & 14 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
21 Ratings & 17 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 »
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Harishchandra Ghat, Varanasi
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13 Ratings & 7 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 »
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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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Tulasi Mana Temple, Varanasi
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16 Ratings & 10 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 »
"Ram Charit Manas on temple walls"1 month ago "Nice place"2 months ago
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Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi
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5.2 / 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 »
"It has religious importance"2 months ago "Cremation ground"3 months ago
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Dhamek Stupa, Varanasi
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Benia Bagh, Varanasi
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Gadauliya Market, Varanasi
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Benaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU), Varanasi
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"The temple of learning"1 month ago
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Durga Temple, Varanasi
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14 Ratings & 7 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 »
"Durga Temple in the heart of city"3 months ago "Famous one"Dec 13, 2015
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Tulsi Ghat, Varanasi
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5 Ratings & 3 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 »
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Bharat Mata Temple, Varanasi
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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 »
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  • Type: Museum
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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 »
"Museum with good collection"3 months ago "Do pay a visit"Nov 25, 2015
Statue of Standing Buddha, Varanasi
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Jantar Mantar, Varanasi
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6 Ratings & 5 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 »
"Ancient Creativity"3 months ago "A must visit"Nov 25, 2015

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