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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    Very Professional and vey good tour operator. They organized a tour package which was exactly what we wanted and I think was the best. We booked from Bengaluru for Kashi, Gaya and Prayagraj. Tour Manager Himanshu Was wonderful and very experienced. Thanks for making this a memorable journey of life time. We highly recommend this to all. Contact them on 9XXXXXX604 ...more
  • 5/5
    I have availed Shree Travels Service for my parents and relatives which is 14 Member group for 15 days trip of 9 days of trips around Varanasi then 6 days of trip to Nepal Khatmandu Janakpur Deogarh and Kolkatta. Mr Satya is very co-operative and caring about the people availing his services, He has taken very good care of my parents and relatives as all of them are elderly people and they needed extra care than those in 30s and 40s. I highly recommend Shree Travels for any travel related needs in Varanasi. ...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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