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About varanasi

Known as the world’s oldest and continually inhabited city, Varanasi is a time-honoured city of spiritual bliss and historic remnants. The city is marked with a labyrinth of narrow alleyways lined with houses, myriad of shops, innumerable holy Ghats, crowded streets, heritage monuments and age-revered temples. Varanasi offers a spiritual charm along with the essence of a simple and ritualistic lifestyle. It is a unique example of ‘Unity in diversity’ from the religious point of view; the multi-religious aspect of the place will astonish you. The ethereal blaze of the evening aarti along the banks of River Ganges is a mesmerizing sight. \r\n\r\nBehold the glory of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Annapurna Temple, Manikarnika Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Benares Hindu University, Ramnagar Fort and Museum and many more heritage sites. Soak in the holistic eternity that this old city adorns. Discover the spiritual activities and erstwhile grandeur of the city. If you are planning for a city tour, do keep Varanasi on your to-visit list, and unfold the mystical resplendence of the city.

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  • Best time to visit varanasi October marks the end of monsoon and beginning of winter. Lots of religious fairs and festivals are held durin...Read More
  • How to reach varanasi Located just 18 km away from the main city, Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport serves Varanasi. It is the nearest air...Read More
  • Transport In varanasi There are no such local buses in the city, however, the state tourism buses connect various places in the inte...Read More
  • People of varanasi Varanasi is often referred to as mini-India, due to its contrasting diverse population. It is a sacred place f...Read More
  • Languages of varanasi Hindi is the official language and is spoken widely by the locals in Varanasi. However, the city is frequented...Read More
  • History of varanasi According to mythology, it is believed that Varanasi was founded by Lord Shiva. The Pandavas from the great ep...Read More
  • Culture of varanasi Besides being the oldest religious centre of India, Varanasi is also known for its rich culture. It pioneers i...Read More
  • Weather of varanasi April to June is the summer season when the city experiences temperatures between 32ᵒC to 46ᵒC. Due to the ext...Read More
  • Map of varanasi Located at an elevation of 264.8 ft., Varanasi lies in the centre of the Ganges valley in North India. It is s...Read More

Best Places to visit in varanasi

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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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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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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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Top 5 Reasons Why Varanasi Should Be On Every Honeymooner's Wish List!

Top 5 Reasons Why Varanasi Should Be On Every Honeymooner's Wish List!

Even if the two of you aren't that religious, Varanasi still can be a great place to celebrate your new union.

24 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
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Best Shopping Places In Varanasi You Should Know About

Best Shopping Places In Varanasi You Should Know About

Buy the best Banarsi items at these shops in the city!

20 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
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Here's Why The Rich Culture Of Varanasi Makes It An Amazing Holiday Spot

Here's Why The Rich Culture Of Varanasi Makes It An Amazing Holiday Spot

Everything you need to know about Varanasi’s culture.

16 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read

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Holiday Packages In varanasi

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    Starting From
    Rs.10,525
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    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.7,400
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In varanasi

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    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

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Popular Flights To varanasi

    • DELDelhi
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-2538
    • 16:25 18:10
      Non Stop
    • 01h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,838
    • CCUKolkata
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-3328
    • 17:05 18:50
      Non Stop
    • 01h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,409
    • JAIJaipur
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-2985
    • 08:50 10:25
      Non Stop
    • 01h 35m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,086
    • AMDAhmedabad
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-912
    • 19:15 18:10
      1 Stop
    • 22h 55m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,696
    • BOMMumbai
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-704
    • 07:45 10:00
      Non Stop
    • 02h 15m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.6,095
    • VGAVijayawada
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-3598
    • 20:50 13:05
      1 Stop
    • 16h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,280
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