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Places to Visit in Varanasi

Things to do in Varanasi

The cultural capital of India, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh is a major center for spiritualism, mysticism, Hinduism and Indian philosophy. Also known as Benares and Kashi, Varanasi is one of the oldest surviving cities worldwide and an important pilgrimage destination not only for Hindus, but for Buddhists and Jains as well.

Home to numerous Hindu temples, ashrams and ghats, which are among the main attractions for visitors, Varanasi also boasts of several Buddhist Stupas and Jain temples. A melting pot of Indian civilization, Varanasi receives hordes of pilgrims and devotees every year from all corners of the world, who are attracted by the religious places and other attractions of the town.

Since time immemorial, Varanasi has continued to be an important cultural and religious centre in northern India. Besides, the city is also famous for the Benares Gharana (school) of Indian classical music developed here. Another prominent feature about Varanasi is that the town houses the distinguished Banaras Hindu University. At various points of time in history, Varanasi served home to many an eminent Indian philosopher, poet, writer, and musician. The local people of Varanasi are famous as advocates of literature, music, Vedic philosophy, arts, crafts and architecture.

Varanasi Day Tour Sightseeing

Day 1: Visit Ganges Ghats early morning. Enjoy Sunrise Boating across the River Ganges. Visit the numerous temples alongside river Ganges and get a closer view of Hinduism being in Varanasi. In evening Take a walk in the narrow streets of Old Varanasi. Also visit Kashi Vishwnath temple (Golden Temple). In evening enjoy Sunset boating across the River Ganges.

Day 2: Visit Sarnath to get the glimpses of Buddhist monuments and edifices. In the evening, witness the major attraction of Varanasi the grand aarti performed by several priests on the banks of River Ganges. You will get to hear the majestic blended sound of Sanskrit mantras, drums, bells and cymbals.

Distance from major cities
Khajuraho 385 kms
Agra 600 kms
Delhi 800 kms

How to reach there
Varanasi Airport is well connected with all major cities of India.
Varanasi Railway Station is well connected with Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai and all major cities of India.
Varanasi is well connected to all major cities of the state of Uttar Pradesh.