Varanasi Tourism

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awesome puppet show

awesome puppet show  Video Review
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Hanuman Ghat

Srimukha Paturi
26th Jan 16

ASSI Ghat

ASSI Ghat  Video Review
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Assi Ghat

Shashikant Kumar
26th Jul 18

ENJOY MELODIES OF GANGA ON Assi ghat

ENJOY MELODIES OF GANGA ON Assi ghat  Video Review
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Assi Ghat

Samai Vashistha
25th Nov 17

Shri Satya Narayan Tulsi Manas Mandir

Shri Satya Narayan Tulsi Manas Mandir  Video Review
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Shri Satya Narayan Tulsi Manas Mandir

Naveen Chaudhary
25th Nov 17

Durgakund

Durgakund  Video Review
00:57

Durgakund

Naveen Chaudhary
25th Nov 17

Blessings of goddess Tulsi

Blessings of goddess Tulsi  Video Review
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Tulasi Mana Temple

Samai Vashistha
25th Nov 17

Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh

Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh  Video Review
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Dasaswamedh Ghat

Singh Hira
28th Oct 17

Ganga Arti

Ganga Arti  Video Review
02:06

Dasaswamedh Ghat

Singh Hira
28th Oct 17

A nice Ghat on the bank of holy river Ganga

A nice Ghat on the bank of holy river Ganga  Video Review
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Rana Mahala Ghat

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
26th Sep 17

A very famous ghat of Varanasi on Holy Ganga

A very famous ghat of Varanasi on Holy Ganga  Video Review
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Darbhanga Ghat

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
26th Sep 17

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Reasons to go to Varanasi

1Traditional culture and history awaits you
Traditional culture and history awaits you

Temple | Ghat | Museum | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pritesh Mehta shares, “Tulsi Mana Temple This temple has a traditional and cultural history. It is located 7 km from Varanasi. It is the establishment of Tulsi das and he wrote Ramayan whole book here. This is also known as Ram Charit Manas dedicated to god Ram.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pritesh Mehta says, “Eye-catching fort It is built by Maharaja Balwant Singh in the 17th century. It is located at the bank of river Ganga. This is the royal residence of Maharaja Balwant Singh. They are also known as King of Kashi. This fort is built with precious marble stone and glossy marble stone give the fort a unique appearance.

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2World renowned culture and tradition
World renowned culture and tradition

Temple | Ghat | Ganga | Religious

HolidayIQ Reviewer Krishna Reddy says, “Varanasi is a world-famous cultured and traditional holy city of Hindus. It has a great history of Hindu mythology. Kashi Vishwanath is foremost of all jyotirlingas and called king of jyotirlingas. A one time visit to Kashi Vishwanath equals the visit to the rest of the eleven jyotirlingas.

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3Evening Aarti on the Dashashwamedh Ghat for a soul enriching time!
Evening Aarti on the Dashashwamedh Ghat for a soul enriching time!

Temple | Ghat | Religious | Peace
HolidayIQ Reviewer Ajey Balaji V adds “The evening aarti on the Dashashwamedh Ghat is soul enriching. If you want to witness the Aarti in its best, make sure you reach the Ghat by 6.30 and hire a boat and go to the other side and watch the spiritual magic unfold. Kashi - A place you can go only when you are entitled to step on it's blessed soil!”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Praneeth Bablu adds, “Varanasi, best of destination I was in ninth standard when I went to Varanasi along with my family. It was a very pleasant experience for me. Varanasi is the holy place of Hindus. It is also said that it is the place where no one does of hunger because it is a place of goddess Annapurna. She doesn't let any one die of hunger there. People run Nityannadana Satram and serve thousands of people every day. It is very great and proud to hear this. ” 

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4The abode of Lord Vishwanath
The abode of Lord Vishwanath

Regarded as one of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi is the house of lord Vishwanath. HolidayIQ reviewer Sanjay says, “A web of narrow streets, which is pretty much confusing will lead you to the various ghats- Dashashwamedh, Manikarnika, Pandey and Kedar are my personal favorites. A boat ride is the best way to experience the ghats and river Ganga.

The city is vibrant, electrifying and photogenic in its own beautiful way. HolidayIQ reviewer Sandeep says, “If you are in Varanasi for a flying visit then a visit to Kashivishwanath Temple in the morning is a must, followed by eating at the famous outlets in Chowk area like Ram Bhandar for famous Kachoris which are available till 10. 30am.”

Must-see: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Ramnagar Fort among others.

How to reach:

By Air: Varanasi airport is well-linked to some of the major cities in India like Delhi and Mumbai.

By Bus: It is connected to major cities of Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring states by state-run buses.

By Train: The Varanasi railway station is connected to major cities of India.


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5The Ghats, Varanasi
The Ghats, Varanasi

A place where everyone has a story to tell, the ghats are divine. The Ganga aarti here can be a life-changing experience. Once you visit this place, you'll feel like you belong here. Plan a stay in a nearby hut and see the diiference.

Ashwin Pandey tells you more about the Ghats:  The Ganga Ghats (river front) are the most popular pilgrimage spot of Varanasi and are centers of music and learning. There is a great tradition of Yatras in the holy city of Kashi and the most sacred path is that of Panchkoshi Parikrama, the fifty-mile path with a radius of five miles that cover 108 shrines along the way, with Panchakoshi Temple as its main shrine.

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Shobha arvind sakorkar

Shobha arvind sakorkar5.0/5

1 review

Awesome Varanasi The Hindu Holy Place. Must Visit!

This was my 2nd trip to Varanasi. City is Highly improved from last 8 years. Great Food specially Yummy soft Panir. Khayke Pan Banaraswala really awesome. Ganga Aarti really superb. Must watch in your lifetime. Lacs of visitors visiting Varanasi. Very safe place in Uttar Pradesh. Must visit Baba Bholenath Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
  • Awesome Varanasi The Hindu Holy Place. Must Visit!
  • Awesome Varanasi The Hindu Holy Place. Must Visit!
  • Awesome Varanasi The Hindu Holy Place. Must Visit!
  • Awesome Varanasi The Hindu Holy Place. Must Visit!
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Arvind mishra

Arvind mishra5.0/5

1 review

A spiritual delight

Varanasi is a spiritual delight where river of God's, Ganges greets you! It's a great enjoyment to go for Ganges cruising. It's ghats offer you tranquility and a solace from stressful living Sarnath is another attraction which offers you an opportunity to a great philosophy of eternity ie Nirvana. Place is full of greenery, nice hotels and food Kala Bhawan - department of indology in BHU is place where you must stop by to behold the rarest collections of art, culture and aesthetics. Roadside foods - thela foods are of great taste and flavour, may be its jalebi or samosa. Lavanglata is a local sweet much enjoyed by visitors.

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Recommended Duration in Varanasi

Number of days to spend in Varanasi as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

10%

2 days

10%

3 days

80%

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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