Varanasi Tourism

Varanasi Video Reviews

awesome puppet show  Video Review

awesome puppet show

by Srimukha Paturi
26th Jan 16
ASSI Ghat  Video Review

ASSI Ghat

by Shashikant Kumar
26th Jul 18
ENJOY MELODIES OF GANGA ON Assi ghat  Video Review

ENJOY MELODIES OF GANGA ON Assi ghat

by Samai Vashistha
25th Nov 17
Shri Satya Narayan Tulsi Manas Mandir  Video Review

Shri Satya Narayan Tulsi Manas Mandir

by Naveen Chaudhary
25th Nov 17
Durgakund  Video Review

Durgakund

by Naveen Chaudhary
25th Nov 17
Blessings of goddess Tulsi  Video Review

Blessings of goddess Tulsi

by Samai Vashistha
25th Nov 17
Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh  Video Review

Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh

by Singh Hira
28th Oct 17
Ganga Arti  Video Review

Ganga Arti

by Singh Hira
28th Oct 17
A nice Ghat on the bank of holy river Ganga  Video Review

A nice Ghat on the bank of holy river Ganga

by Rizwanuddin Rafiq
26th Sep 17
A very famous ghat of Varanasi on Holy Ganga  Video Review

A very famous ghat of Varanasi on Holy Ganga

by Rizwanuddin Rafiq
26th Sep 17

I am heading to Varanasi

Reviews (318)

Amrish garg

Amrish garg2.9/5

2 reviews

Congested dirty chaotic polluted but spiritual city

Too congested, narrow roads, vehicular pollution and dust and garbage including cow dung is omnipresent Sarnath area is very good clean and well maintained probably because there is entry fee Efforts to keep ghaats clean under swachh bharat campaign are very visible and they are reasonably clean. Diesel engine driven boats and people bathing with soap, throwing stuff in Ganga, even Buffalo bathing and dead body burning next to ghaats creates pollution near the shore Ramnagar fort is in very bad shape and entry fee seems strange for such poorly maintained structure Ganga Aarti was spiritual and must watch once in Varanasi visit Durga temple, tulsi manas temple, sankatmochan hanuman temple are very small and can be covered in 5-10min each New kashi Vishwanath temple in bhu is well maintained and a good place to visit Main kashi Vishwanath temple is obviously very sought and followed religious place but it is very badly managed and structure is in shambles. Very small temple area and the way to temple is full of priests and shop keepers trying to fleece you with help of police men posted on duty. Nothing spiritual for these guys and the only thing which matters to them is Indian currency Varanasi can be covered well within 2night 3 days and I don't think its spiritual quotient or tourist quotient deserves a 2nd visit It is just a hyped heritage city.

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K s saha

K s saha5.0/5

5 reviews

A remarkable experience

Varanasi is a religious and pilgrimage centre. The two main places are the Vishwanath temple and the Ghats of Varanasi. There are many temples and one can hire a cab for a full day and go round all the temples. Another must experience is to see the Ganga Aarati in the evening. One can see the aarati from the Ghat or from a boat which can be hired either exclusively or on a sharing basis. Another important place to visit in Varanasi is Sarnath, where Lord Budha gave is first sermon to his five disciples. A very well kept monument and one should have enough time on his hand to see this place. Nearby, is another monument where Lord Budha met his five disciples. While going round Varanasi, one can also go to Ramnagar fort, which has many antique items on display. If the driver is knowledgable, he will also show the tomb of Umrao Jaan . . For those who have interest in hindi literature, a place which is a bit removed from Varanasi but one can make it on the way to the airport is the place where Munshi Premachand use to live. A soul moving experience to see the place where this great writer stayed. Another place nearby is Kabir's birth place and the pond where he was floated after birth. There is a big temple made there and it is worth visiting. In Varanasi there are also other places where very famous literary personalities stayed such as Mahadevi Verma. There is also Bharat Mata Mandir nearby which is also worth visiting.

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Varanasi Overview

Varanasi is regarded as one of the oldest cities in the world and is also known as Banaras. Travellers have many places when it comes to sightseeing in Varanasi. Make sure to book resorts in Varanasi beforehand for a comfortable stay.

By Bus: Plan the Varanasi trip by bus to blend into the culture and heritage of this wonderful place. Many travel agencies and the UP government operates services that enable travellers to enjoy their Varanasi trip by bus enjoyable and economical. Plan your Varanasi visit by bus after checking HolidayIQ website to know the timings of services.

By Train: Travellers can board a Varanasi train anywhere in India as this place is well connected by rail. Sangamitra Express, Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express and North East Express are some of the long distance trains to Varanasi. Railways are always the answer when it comes to how to go to Varanasi fast and economically. Always check the Varanasi train timetable in the HolidayIQ website to know the exact timings of various services.

By Flight: Direct flights to Varanasi are available from all around the globe as UNESCO chose this as the ‘City of Music’. This dismisses the question of how to reach Varanasi. The Varanasi airport is named after the first Prime Minister of India. It is better to book the flight to Varanasi at the earliest during festive seasons.

Photos of Varanasi

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

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Singh Hira

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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

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Singh Hira

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Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi

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Dasaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi
Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi

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Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi

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