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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 during this time. The temperature remains cool and soothing, though it is advisable to carry enough woolens while visiting Varanasi this time. February to March is the spring season, and the weather is pretty pleasant. One can explore the spiritual charm and best of Varanasi, during these months for sure.

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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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Holiday Packages In varanasi

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    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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    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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    Affordable Holidays
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.14,400
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in varanasi

  • The Landmark Hotel
    The Landmark Hotel
    Varanasi
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Popular Flights To varanasi

    • CCUKolkata
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-3328
    • 17:05 18:50
      Non Stop
    • 01h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,251
    • GAUGuwahati
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-2346
    • 11:15 18:50
      1 Stop
    • 07h 35m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,026
    • AMDAhmedabad
      VNSVaranasi
    • Go Air
      G8-767
    • 10:20 12:30
      Non Stop
    • 02h 10m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,685
    • CJBCoimbatore
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-3022
    • 20:30 15:45
      1 Stop
    • 19h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,959
    • LKOLucknow
      VNSVaranasi
    • Vistara
      UK-879
    • 15:25 17:40
      1 Stop
    • 26h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,966
    • COKCochin
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-606
    • 08:40 15:45
      1 Stop
    • 07h 05m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.7,034
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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 during this time. The temperature remains cool and soothing, though it is advisable to carry enough woolens while visiting Varanasi this time. February to March is the spring season, and the weather is pretty pleasant. One can explore the spiritual charm and best of Varanasi, during these months for sure.

October to March is the best time to visit Varanasi because most of the fairs here are held during this time of the year. Festivities begin with Diwali and continue to Dev Diwali celebrated on the 15th day from Diwali. In between, there is also Annakut. During this time, the ghats are lit with lights and diyas. Earthen lamps adorn the staircase of the ghats and are also afloat in the river. Firecrackers burn through the night, and it's a sight no one should miss. Processions of deity figures is also a common sight during this time, and everything is bright and colorful.

February and March can also be attributed to being the peak season to visit Varanasi because of the Ekadashi and Holi celebrations that take place here. Most people, dressed in white, sing, dance, and throw dry colors on each other. A general air of merriment and happiness, the religious site carries out a number of rituals during this time that makes these months the perfect season to visit Varanasi.

If you're planning to visit the city during this time, it's best you book Varanasi packages from online portals like Yatra.com. Not only do you get the best deals here to book holiday packages at great discounts, but you can also leave your travel worries behind and purely focus on having a great vacation. Primarily being a religious site, Varanasi is home to many temples that pique the interest of visitors. Some of the most famous ones include the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, and the Bharat Mata Mandir. The ghats of Varanasi also attract a multitude of tourists. While you can't see all of them on a single trip, don't miss out the Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, and the Dashashwamedh Ghat. You will also witness eerie activities around some ghats where you will find people burning dead bodies and practicing tantric activities.

Accommodation in Varanasi is never a problem. There are ample budget and luxury hotels and homestays you will find here suiting your needs and budget. However, if you visit during Varanasi tourist season, make it a point to get bookings in advance to avoid last minute hassles. During peak months, the place is thronged by tourists and travellers and getting accommodation can be a challenge.
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