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Places to Visit in varanasi

Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, Varanasi attracts numerous Hindu pilgrims all year around. Along its winding streets, there are some 2000 temples. However, the Kashi Vishwanath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a prominent pilgrim spot. There are various Ganga ghats in the city but the evening aarti at Dasaswamedh Ghat is a sight that you cannot afford to miss. For those who love chaats, don't forget to savour Tamatar ki Chaat, Matar Chaat and Aloo Chaat, when in the city.

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  • Theme of Varanasi [Heritage, Culture, Pilgrimage]
  • You'll love Varanasi for [Evening aarti beside Ganges, Heritage tour, Boating]
  • Watchout for [Crowd, Untidiness]
  • Best Time To Visit
    October - March
  • Altitude 265 ft. above sea level
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Attractions in varanasi

Ramnagar Fort

Ramnagar Fort

Heritage

Spend approx 2 hours

About 14 kilometers from the heart of Varanasi city, the Ramnagar...
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Manikarnika Ghat

Manikarnika Ghat

Religious

Spend approx 2 hours

Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi is one of the cremation grounds of t...
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Banaras Ghats

Banaras Ghats

Water Bodies

Spend approx 2 hours

Varanasi is a city that was born on the banks of the river Ganges...
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Ashoka Pillar

Ashoka Pillar

Heritage

Spend approx 2 hours

There are several Ashoka Pillars or columns, which were erected t...
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Places to eat in varanasi

Pizzeria Vaatika Cafe

Pizzeria Vaatika Cafe

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 700

Known for delectable wood oven pizzas, Vaatika Café is the favori...
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Shree Rajbandhu Sweets

Shree Rajbandhu Sweets

Take Away

Cost for Two - INR 250

Considered one of the most famous sweet shops of Varanasi, this p...
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Bana Lassi

Bana Lassi

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 200

Bana Lassi is just a 5-minute walk from the sunset ceremony place...
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Varuna Restaurant

Varuna Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 1000

Located within the premises of the Taj Ganges Hotel, Varuna Resta...
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Nightlife in varanasi

Wisdom Club and Lounge

Wisdom Club and Lounge

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1500

Have a nice time with your friends at the amazing Wisdom Club and...
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Windsor Bar

Windsor Bar

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1200

Windsor is a happening place in the heart of Varanasi. The food a...
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Prinsep Bar

Prinsep Bar

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 2000

The Prinsep Bar is a quaint little bar that you will find in the ...
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Toxic Bar

Toxic Bar

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1200

Enjoy the refreshing combinations of cocktails and mocktails at T...
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Holiday Packages In varanasi

  • varanasi
    Kashi Yatra
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.11,747
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Kashi Pilgrimage Tour
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.10,525
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Serene Allahabad & Varanasi
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.7,400
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In varanasi

  • varanasi
    Family Holidays
    1 Nights, 2 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.3,900
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Sightseeing Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.10,525
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in varanasi

  • The Landmark Hotel
    The Landmark Hotel
    Varanasi
    One night from
    Rs.3,500
  • BrijRama Palace - A Heritage Hotel
    BrijRama Palace - A Heritage Hotel
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    One night from
    Rs.33,425
  • Treebo Trend Select Varuna
    Treebo Trend Select Varuna
    Varanasi
    One night from
    Rs.2,320
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Popular Flights To varanasi

    • DELDelhi
      VNSVaranasi
    • Indigo
      6E-906
    • 08:15 09:40
      Non Stop
    • 01h 25m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,000
    • JAIJaipur
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-2985
    • 08:50 10:25
      Non Stop
    • 01h 35m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,194
    • CCUKolkata
      VNSVaranasi
    • Indigo
      6E-7714
    • 08:15 10:20
      Non Stop
    • 02h 05m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,409
    • BOMMumbai
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-704
    • 07:45 10:00
      Non Stop
    • 02h 15m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.6,095
    • CJBCoimbatore
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-3024
    • 21:55 15:45
      1 Stop
    • 17h 50m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,128
    • IDRIndore
      VNSVaranasi
    • Vistara
      UK-912
    • 20:30 17:40
      1 Stop
    • 21h 10m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,275
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Places To Visit In varanasi

Nestled away at the banks of the Ganges, the beautiful city of Varanasi exudes a mystical aura. Bustling with vibrancy, it is regarded as the spiritual capital of India and attracts numerous Hindu pilgrims all year around. Along with its winding streets, there are some 2000 temples. However, the Kashi Vishwanath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a prominent pilgrim spot that attracts crowds of travelers every year. Apart from its divine splendor, you will learn more about the city from Varanasi travel guides that will enthuse your spirits with renewed vigor.

Adorned with rustic ghats, this beatific city is sheer magic when its nooks are lit up every evening for the Ganga Aarti, emanating a serene ambiance, this mesmeric sight is enough to cleanse your earthy elements. If you’re looking to unwind under the starry silhouette, then the Dasaswamedh Ghat is the best place in Varanasi for a spectacular evening. Other places to see in Varanasi are aplenty. The red sandstones of the Ramnagar Fort that’s shrouded in grace and opulence will delight the history lover in you. Sarnath, the sanctuary of Gautam Buddha is another spot that cannot be missed. The Kedar Ghat, situated in the southern part of the city, houses the Parvati Kund, a pond, whose water is known to possess medicinal elements. The Archaeological Museum is home to some great relics while the Gadauliya Market at the heart of Varanasi offers beautiful souvenirs for loved ones.

Varanasi points of interest make it an ebullient city. Head out for a serene boat ride along the Ganges and admire the beautiful skyline or take a pleasant stroll till the double-decker - Malviya Bridge that takes you away from the humdrum of city life. Take a stroll along the various ghats that come with their definition; like the famous Assi Ghat is a leading bathing ghat. Explore the cobbled streets of Varanasi and take in the beguiling culture as you begin to admire the simplicity of its denizens. While lip-smacking street food like Tamatar ki Chaat, Matar Chaat, and Aloo Chaat will enthrall the foodie in you, also head to the Brown Bread Bakery that offers some delectable cakes and bakes.

As dynamic as the character of the city, a stay in Varanasi is as vivid and surprising. For the aficionados of luxury, Hotel Clarks Varanasi, located near the JHV Mall offers a swoon-worthy stay along with all the razzmatazz. Those in love with beautiful panoramas can choose to stay at the Ganpati Guest House that provides a comfortable stay. For the art connoisseur in you, Hotel Ganges View is an excellent pick for its wedged with artworks, antiques, and many books, overlooking the Assi Ghat, the interiors of the hotel transport you back to the colonial era. Else, check out the Indian-themed rooms that narrate a story of their own at the Palace on the Ganges hotel. Let your soul get colored by rich hues and book Varanasi tour packages on Yatra.com for a splendid experience.
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