Top Tourist Places To Visit in Varanasi

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Varanasi

  • Varanasi
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • India
  • Best Time to Visit

    October -March

  • Calling Code

    542

  • Area

    3,131 km2

  • Main Languages
    Hindi and English.
  • Population

    1,201,815

  • Temperature
    Summer - Max : 46oC. Min : 32oC.
    Winter - Max : 15oC. Min : 05oC.

Varanasi Overview

Blindingly colourful, bustling and whimsical are the few words which can describe Varanasi which serves as the most popular halts for the tourists. This distinct Indian city is situated on the shimmering banks of river Ganga which was once known as Kashi (City of Life) in history. It is one of the oldest inhibited cities which are counted one among the seven Hindu holy cities in India. The ghats of Varanasi uncover truths of life as on one side they witness the pilgrims washing away their sins in the scared waters while on the other they become the grounds of cremation. Varanasi is considered to be the most sacred place to die according to Hindu mythology. This place is said to offer moksha (liberation from the cycle of birth and death) making Varanasi a prominent place. The most intimate rituals of life and death are performed here making this place unique and magical.


Climate and Geography

Varanasi experiences a humid subtropical climate with huge variations between summer and winters temperature. The summers are dry which start in April and last in the month of June. Summers are followed by Monsoon season which starts from July and ends in October. Winters feature diurnal variations with warm days and downright cold nights. The best time to make a visit to Varanasi is in between October and March.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : October  -  March.

Transportation

Varanasi is well connected by train and bus and also is well connected in terms of airways.

 

Rail: Trains are the easiest modes t to reach Varanasi as there are numerous trains shuttling daily between some of the major cities like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Lucknow and Kolkata.

Road: There are public buses running daily that can help a traveller get to this place. These buses are by State government form few of the popular cities.

Air: Some of the chief airlines operate from the Varanasi Airport so even a journey by air can fulfil your dream travel to Varanasi.


Shopping & Entertainment

Hit the bustling streets of Varanasi and you will realise a number of places which you can barge in for shopping. Visit Baba Blacksheep, Shir Gandhi Ashram Khadi, Benares Art & Culture and Indica Books. You can shop best quality silk, kurta pyjamas, saris, head scarves and khadi fabrics. The art gallery will bring to you sculptures, carvings, paintings, wooden toys made by local artists. You can also bag some of the finest literary books from this excellent bookshop at Assi Ghat.



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  • 5/5
    07 May 2024
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  • 4/5
    I am writing this note to express my heartfelt gratitude for the outstanding services and arrangements that made our Varanasi trip truly memorable. Your exceptional efforts have made a significant difference, and I sincerely appreciate your dedication. You have transformed our journey into a realm of dreams by ensuring unique and unforgettable experiences for each individual. We have felt completely at your mercy and have been mesmerized by your attention to detail and excellence. Your support in showcasing the spirituality, divinity, and cultural heritage of Varanasi has been invaluable. We had the pleasure of witnessing the sunrise at the ghats, the luminous beauty of the temples, and the divine experience of attending the Ganga Aarti. We even had the opportunity to take a sacred dip in the holy Ganges. The hard work of your team, their commitment, and the impeccable management of excellent amenities for everyone involved have left a profound impact on us. ...more
  • 5/5
    The agency was very good and very accomdative. The guides especially Mr Susheel is very experienced and super nice. Had a wonderful experience. Thanks for See City destination ...more
  • 5/5
    I took Varanasi pkg from Hospes India and they helped me in taking my decision and gave me lots of info before booking. Their guidance and arrangement were superb. Hotels and cabs given there were according to the budget. The benefit is that they are local from Varanasi but they have a variety of domestic and international packages within budget and lesser in the market. I will book again with them when I will come to Varanasi. ...more
  • 5/5
    We travelled to India with STI to discover spirituality Beyond Varanasi as Mr.Ronit Enlight us.We learned a lot of interesting historical and cultural facts,of course lots of questions about the region,Indian Scriptures, Indian Ethics, Indian Tenets, Indian Ritual, Indian Faire and Festival, indian Religious Celebration, Indian Worship, Indian Theology, Indian Mythology, Indian Philosophy, Indian God & Goddess.We also learn there that Light not in tube light or bulbs .it is something like giving them wisdom and Knowledge.Someone has fallen down,felt very unhappy or some distress in his mind,then we have to guide them ,to bring them to light,he need some guidance,this is the main purpose of life.We learn from STI divine wisdom & philosophy we learn from Mr.Ronit that with money you can't see God.So I thought let me see the god to keeping aside money.So my message for people Go to India and discover your true self and to discover your one divine truth with STI. ...more
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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Varanasi Trip?
    3-4 days are recommended to explore the main attractions and experience the spiritual and cultural essence of Varanasi.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Varanasi?
    Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport and Varanasi Junction are the nearest major airport and train station respectively for Varanasi.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Varanasi?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Varanasi are by air, train, or bus, with regular connections from major cities in India.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Varanasi?
    Varanasi is famous for its festivals like Diwali, Holi, and Dev Deepawali which attracts a large number of tourists.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Varanasi?
    The top tourist attractions in Varanasi are the Ganges River, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Sarnath, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and boat rides during sunrise and sunset.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Varanasi?
    Must-try local dishes in Varanasi include Kachori, Lassi, Malaiyyo, and famous restaurants like Kashi Chat Bhandar, Vishnu Tea Emporium, and Ram Bhandar.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Varanasi?
    Varanasi offers a range of accommodations including guesthouses, budget hotels, luxury hotels, and heritage properties along the ghats.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Varanasi?
    Yes, public buses and auto-rickshaws are commonly used as public transportation in Varanasi.
  • What are the transportation options available in Varanasi?
    Public buses, auto-rickshaws, taxis, and cycle rickshaws are the main transportation options available in Varanasi.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Varanasi?
    The primary language spoken in Varanasi is Hindi, but English is also widely understood and spoken in tourist areas.
  • What is the best time to visit Varanasi?
    The best time to visit Varanasi is during the winter season, from October to March, when the weather is pleasant for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
  • What activities can be done in Varanasi?
    Activities to consider in Varanasi are Ganga Aarti, boat rides on the Ganges, exploring narrow alleys, witnessing sacred rituals, and attending cultural performances.
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