Varanasi Travel Guide

Varanasi holds an important place in Hindu mythology. This city is highly revered as one of the seven holy cities in Hinduism. It is a paradise for pilgrims and fun travelers alike. This city is an abode of the Hindu God Shiva. Varanasi or ‘Kashi’ has a charm of its own. The river, the temples, the Ghats, the pilgrimage sites, the narrow alleys - everything in Varanasi is filled with a divine aura that gifts every visitor a breathtaking experience. This Varanasi guide gives you all the detailed info that you want to know.

History suggests that Varanasi is the oldest city in the world. Hence every alley, every Ghat that takes you to the Ganges has a history of its own. It is fascinating to take a walk in labyrinth of streets in Varanasi. The best way to explore the Ganges and the surroundings is by taking a boat ride during sunrise or sunset. Bask in the divinity while attending the spectacular Ganga Aarti, a religious ceremony which is held here daily at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in the evening. No wonder, Ganga Aarti and boat ride are the major aspects of Varanasi tourism. Besides, the age-old town is dotted with so many ancient temples. Varanasi boasts of astounding architectural marvels.

Additionally, places to visit around Varanasi form a huge list. Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Panchganga Ghat, Hanuman Ghat, Durga Temple, and Alamgir Mosque are the few famous places. Apart from this, you must visit the Banaras Hindu University. A day trip to Sarnath, a holy place for the Buddhists should also be in your bucket list.

You can get detailed information about each and everything with our Varanasi travel guide. This city is well connected by air, train and via roadway. You can travel by train from Delhi or any other major city in India like Mumbai and Kolkata. Or if you prefer road trips then you can do that too. In the city, you can choose auto-rickshaws to travel. They are cheap and will take you to the majority of the Varanasi attractions.

Varanasi offers a lot of places to stay for visitors. You can choose from a wide variety of accommodation - luxury hotels to budget guesthouses. This city welcomes thousands of tourists per year, hence you can get a place to stay as per your choice by contacting us. Our exclusive Benaras travel guide will help you with everything.

We would like to assist you on your trip including everything right from Varanasi sightseeing to accommodation.

Sightseeing and Things To Do in Varanasi

Best Time to Visit Varanasi

Varanasi is located in north India on the banks of the River Ganges. Since the geographical location of the city is away from the sea, Varanasi climate is usually dry. Summer months are dominated by scorching heat while the winter is usually pleasant with cool temperatures and warm sun. Thus, the best season to visit Varanasi is winter which starts from November to March. Let us look at the Varanasi weather below.

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How To Reach Varanasi

Varanasi is the holiest pilgrimage site and one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been a must-visit place for tourists from all over the world. The city with its fascinating ancient history is also dotted with many tourist attractions. The city boasts of beautiful Ghats that leads to the holy river Ganga and innumerable ancient temples.

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