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Varanasi

PlaceVaranasi
AreaUttar Pradesh, India
Language Hindi,Bhojpuri,English,Urdu
WeatherSummer 32°C to 46°C, Winter 5°C to 20°C
Plan before:1 days
Prices starting: 1750/night
Best Time: March, May, July
Ideal Duration1 - 3 Days
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Varanasi Overview
Rating
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Very good (1)
Average (2)
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Terrible (3)
Ranking
Ranked 2 out of 7 Places to visit in Uttar Pradesh
Ranked 6 in Religious tours
Best Time to Visit Varanasi
Best time to visit for Solo - March, July, August
Best time to visit for Couple - March, May, July
Best time to visit for Family and Friends - May, June, July

Ideal duration for holidays in Varanasi is 1 - 3 Days, Best for Weekend trips
Popular amongst travelers from varanasi, mumbai, bengaluru, chennai, kolkata, hyderabad
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About Varanasi
Currency: Rupees - INR
Pincode: 221001

It is India's religious capital, frequently called as Banaras or Kashi or Benaras. Situated in the southeastern part of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, this holy city seems to be relaxing on the shores of sacred Ganga river Ganges. As a part of their pilgrimage tour, people from several parts of the world come here to take holy dips at the popular Ganga Ghats. This includes a major belief that by doing so all their sins would be sanitized and they will be able to lead a blissful life. As a result, you can discover over 80 different ghats here. Further, as such its history of formation is still an attention-grabbing mystery for the tourists, but it is believed that localities think that it is not the part of earth, and is located on the 'Trident' of Lord Shiva. However, the city is serene and has been named after the two tributaries of Ganges flowing through the city named Varuna and Assi rivers, and later modified to Benaras and re-christened Varanasi.

Since the time immemorial, the city has been famous as as the cultural capital of India. It is also a learning center for many scholars, and shows off as many as 6 different universities for a better experience. You may feel speechless within you after knowing that the city beautiful homes the largest residential University in Asia, the Banaras Hindu University or BHU. Moreover, this is the only place where Tulsi Das composed the very famous Ram Charit Manas and if get time you can also visit the well known Tulsi Manas Mandir. Varanasi in India is a very unique place to explore some really awesome shrimes like Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, Durga temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, etc. all are a perfect option to discover the heavenly wonders around you. However, for some worldly entertainment you can visit local bazaars to buy the famous Banarasi sarees or else purchase Sitar, Tabla and Shehnai for a refreshing foray in music.
 

Fast Facts

Temperature

Summer 45 - 30 C
Winter 15 - 5 C

Best Season

October - March

Getting to Varanasi

AIR

The city's airport is connected by flights from major cities in India.

RAIL

Varanasi is a major railway junction connecting several important cities in India.

ROAD

Varanasi is connected by good motorable roads.
Varanasi is
565 km from Agra
128 km from Allahabad
286 km from Lucknow
330 km from Kanpur
405 km from Khajuraho
246 km from Patna


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Varanasi Reviews (18)
Sravanthi
from Hyderabad, india
5 ★
My overall experience in Varanasi was Excellent.
traveler
5 ★
Travel is an experience...and this is more than memorable with the support and hospitality by the Team. Many thanks to Aamir for customised plan and proactive arrangements. Not to miss The Car Driver - Bablu, for his genuine attention. Overall - Satisfied and pleasant Darshan at Varanasi.
user
5 ★
No photography is allowed here.
anonymous
1 ★
My overall experience in Varanasi was Poor. There is no entrance fee. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.
traveler
1 ★
It was a worst experience with travelkhana.com .i llnever book my food from this site
visitor
1 ★
My overall experience in Varanasi was Poor. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.
traveler
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
user
5 ★
No photography is allowed here.
anonymous
5 ★
a place you must see and experience (at least once) in your life
traveler
4 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Varanasi was Very Good
Do's & Dont's in Varanasi
  • Must See
  • Comfortable clothes
  • ID Required
  • Parking
    100%
  • Food Joints
  • Hidden gem
  • Cleanliness
  • Camera Allowed
    83%
  • Entrance Fee
    67%
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