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
02:04

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
02:04

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

1Photos You Must Show to All Those People Who Think India Is Not a Beautiful Country
Photos You Must Show to All Those People Who Think India Is Not a Beautiful Country

HolidayIQ Traveller Ashish Jain says, “Varanasi, The land of temples, ghats, etc. I visited Varanasi and it made me live some more days over there. Lots of visiting temples, ghats, picnic spot, where you can spend your week over there. For Jainism, there is a big teerth and birthplace of Bhagwan Parshwanath. Lord Shiva's temple, Swami Vishwanath Temple is the main attraction of the city. The Ganga aarti, once you'll see this, then you’ll never forget this moment in your life.”

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2The Ganga Ghat, Varanasi
The Ganga Ghat, Varanasi

HolidayIQ Traveller Rushi Bakshi says, “The Aarrti at Ganga Ghats is an is avisual treat. Music is live. An evening walk by the Ganga Ghat gives you a glimse of the lovely Varanasi. Be prepared to walk in the small by-lanes to locate the 'special favourites’ for the food. Keep your camera handy.”

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3Soul Searching In Varanasi
Soul Searching In Varanasi

HolidayIQ Traveller Meenakshi Shankar from Mumbai shares, “The city is poetry in motion. For me, I need the blanket called Varanasi simply because it is the detox that my soul needs. And I have been detoxing for the last decade or so. Benares is that puzzling city; a city of existence and continuity. Like Icarus to the sun, the lure is impossible to ignore. Everytime I go there, I discover a new layer - a layer that makes me pause and drink in the fill to satiate my soul. There is an invisible note that surrounds the city - and you don't have to have an ear - the haunting note slowly threads its magic onto your soul. You are caught in the legends and the lore. Captivated, you are a mere bystander as you watch age old traditions come to life.”

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4For a liberating experience
For a liberating experience

HolidayIQ Reviewer Akhand Pratap Singh shares, “Just like the title Varanasi describe as a city of Lord Shiva. One of the the name of Lord Shiva is "Baba Vishwanath". By this name a temple has in the city Varanasi. It was built only by gold. The peace in the temple was incredible. The design of the temple was awesome. One who have faith in god must come here to see this temple”

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5To view the sunrise from Assi Ghat that can accommodate around 22,500 people
To view the sunrise from Assi Ghat that can accommodate around 22,500 people

HolidayIQ Reviewer Suman Mukherji shares, “Oldest temple city of India;  an excellent place with very good security. No electronic devices are allowed even your digital watch. Lockers are available at shops where they sell the puja items. No charge for the locker. Visit this temple to view the sunrise which is splendid. The crowd is comparatively less.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhishek Singh says, “Very heart touching place; Assi Ghat is the southernmost Ghat in Varanasi. For most of the visitors here, Varanasi is known for being a place where foreign students, researchers, and tourists live. Assi Ghat is one of the ghats often visited for recreation and during festivals... The ghat accommodates about 22,500 people at once during festivals like Shivratri...This place looks beautiful during sunrise

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Reviews (325)

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.

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10%

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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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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

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Singh Hira

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