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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
    Starting From
    Rs.10,550
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    New Delhi, Haridwar, Varanasi & Bodh Gaya - Kashi Yatra
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.14,600
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Family Holidays
    1 Nights, 2 Days
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    Rs.5,500
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    Sightseeing Holidays
    1 Nights, 2 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.6,800
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    Affordable Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,500
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in varanasi

  • Shivay Guest House
    Shivay Guest House
    Varanasi
    One night from
    Rs.750
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    Varanasi
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    Hotel Balaji Palace
    Varanasi
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Popular Flights To varanasi

    • DELDelhi
      VNSVaranasi
    • Go Air
      G8-404
    • 10:20 11:35
      Non Stop
    • 01h 15m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,064
    • BOMMumbai
      VNSVaranasi
    • Indigo
      6E-5519
    • 13:35 21:25
      1 Stop
    • 07h 50m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,393
    • STVSurat
      VNSVaranasi
    • Indigo
      6E-2649
    • 21:35 06:25
      1 Stop
    • 08h 50m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,408
    • PNQPune
      VNSVaranasi
    • Indigo
      6E-5228
    • 14:10 21:25
      1 Stop
    • 07h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,951
    • GAUGuwahati
      VNSVaranasi
    • Indigo
      6E-6562
    • 05:50 19:20
      1 Stop
    • 13h 30m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,316
    • SXRSrinagar
      VNSVaranasi
    • Go Air
      G8-192
    • 07:15 20:00
      1 Stop
    • 12h 45m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,319
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Here's Why The Rich Culture Of Varanasi Makes It An Amazing Holiday Spot

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