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Culture of varanasi

Besides being the oldest religious centre of India, Varanasi is also known for its rich culture. It pioneers its own cultural heritage and excels in fine arts and literature. Avid writers like Kabir, Tulsidas and Ravidas resided in this city. Varanasi has also given birth to some eminent writers like Munshi Premchand, Bhartendu Harishchandra, Jaishankar Trivedi, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi and many more. The musical tradition of Varanasi dates back to the period of Puranas. Eminent musicians like Surdas, Kabir, Meera and Raidas from the medieval era were associated with this city. \n\nThe contemporary music giants like Girija Devi, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Pandit Ravi Shankar and many more belonged to Varanasi. The city owes its musical patronage to Indian classical music like Dhrupad, Dhamar, Hori and Chaturang. Varanasi is also a centre to arts, like gold and silver thread work, carpet weaving, ivory work, wooden toy-making, brass and copper works and a variety of handicrafts. Being one of the major centres of pilgrimage, Varanasi celebrates almost all the religious festivities with tradition, faith and grandeur. The festivals like Mahashivaratri, Hanuman Jayanti, Nag Nathaiya, Kartik Poornima, Ganges Festival, Ramzan, Shab-e-Barat, Muharram etc. are celebrated with pomp.

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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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    Kashi Pilgrimage Tour
    4 Nights, 5 Days
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    Rs.10,525
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    Serene Allahabad & Varanasi
    2 Nights, 3 Days
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    Rs.7,400
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    1 Nights, 2 Days
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    Rs.3,900
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    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.10,525
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    Affordable Holidays
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.14,400
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Popular Flights To varanasi

    • DELDelhi
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-2981
    • 13:30 15:10
      Non Stop
    • 01h 40m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,680
    • CCUKolkata
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-3328
    • 17:05 18:50
      Non Stop
    • 01h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,251
    • GOIGoa
      VNSVaranasi
    • Indigo
      6E-948
    • 03:40 12:55
      1 Stop
    • 09h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,706
    • GAUGuwahati
      VNSVaranasi
    • Indigo
      6E-596
    • 07:50 16:15
      1 Stop
    • 08h 25m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,762
    • AMDAhmedabad
      VNSVaranasi
    • Go Air
      G8-767
    • 10:20 12:30
      Non Stop
    • 02h 10m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,685
    • STVSurat
      VNSVaranasi
    • Spicejet
      SG-8475
    • 08:00 15:10
      1 Stop
    • 07h 10m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,886
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varanasi Travel Talk Sharing travel experiences - one story at a time

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

Everything you need to know about Varanasi’s culture.

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