Varanasi Tourism

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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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Hemant jingar3.6/5

5 reviews

Too congested and tiring city of religious and historical importance

Known as the oldest city. Really it seems. So crowded. Lot of noise everywhere, too narrow roads, with lot space occupied by parked vehicles, but beauty is in ghats. Ganga aarti is awesome, shri kashi vishwanath mandir is sacred jyotirling, religious value, but brahmins sitting outside are lootere, silently stand in queue and wait for your turn or be ready to be looted by them, they loot you everywhere, right from locker to everything. The only new temple is new kashi vishwanath temple in BHU, all others are old temples with a value. The only spacious and silent place in Varanasi is sarnath where you can see excavated site with dhamek and chaukhandi stupa, golden temple, museum, beautiful garden of wisdom and many more temples. Varanasi is famous for its paan, silk sarees and chaat type items. Overall it is mixture of old city with latest elements included, but don't go there if you want to go just for mental relaxation as it is very crowded and noisy place . Otherwise very good for few days

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Varanasi Video Reviews

awesome puppet show


Shri Satya Narayan Tulsi Manas Mandir


Blessings of goddess Tulsi

Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh

Ganga Arti

A nice Ghat on the bank of holy river Ganga

A very famous ghat of Varanasi on Holy Ganga

Scindia ghat is referred as Raja Gwalior Ghat

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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.

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