Varanasi City Travel Guide

Varanasi grew as an important industrial centre famous for its muslin and silk fabrics, perfumes, ivory works, and sculpture. Buddha is believed to have founded Buddhism here around 528 BCE when he gave his first sermon, "The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of Dharma", at nearby Sarnath.

Alamgir Mosque, Varanasi

Alamgir Mosque | #1 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Location: Panchganga Ghat, Ghasi Tola

Assi Ghat, Varanasi

Assi Ghat | #2 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Location: Shivala

Bharat Mata Temple, Varanasi

Bharat Mata Temple | #3 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Location: Guru Nanak Nagar Colony, Chetganj

Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi

Dashashwamedh Ghat | #4 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Location: Dashashwamedh Ghat Rd

Durga Temple, Varanasi

Durga Temple | #5 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Location: Durgakund, Anandbagh, Bhelupur

Gyan Vapi Well, Varanasi

Gyan Vapi Well | #6 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Location: Lahori Tola, Gyanvapi

Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi

Kashi Vishwanath Temple | #7 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Location: Lahori Tola

Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi

Manikarnika Ghat | #8 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Location: Near Rajendra Prasad Ghat, Garawasi

Manmandir Ghat, Varanasi

Manmandir Ghat | #9 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Location: Manmandir Ghat

New Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi

New Vishwanath Temple | #10 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Location: Banaras Hindu University

Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi

Ramnagar Fort | #11 of Top 11 Places to Visit in Varanasi

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Location: Mirzapur - Varanasi Road, Purana, Ramnagar

FAQs About Varanasi City:

𝒬. What is Varanasi famous for?

𝒜. Varanasi grew as an important industrial centre famous for its muslin and silk fabrics, perfumes and sculpture. Buddha is believed to have founded Buddhism here around 528 BCE.

𝒬. What is the best time to visit Varanasi city?

𝒜. Best time to visit Varanasi is during the months November to February. Although it gets fairly cold during the winters, this is the best time when you can explore the holy city without getting tired.

𝒬. Varanasi is the city of which Indian state?

𝒜. Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the 11th century B.C. Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, Along the city's winding streets are some 2,000 temples

𝒬. Does Varanasi city have an airport?

𝒜. Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is a public airport located at Babatpur, 26 km northwest of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

𝒬. What are the names of railway stations of Varanasi city?

𝒜. Name of railway station(s) in Varanasi city: Varanasi Junction railway station, Varanasi City, Kashi railway station, Shivpur railway station, Lohta railway station, Manduadih railway station, Bhulanpur railway station, Sarnath railway station

𝒬. What are the top malls or shopping places of Varanasi?

𝒜. Malls and Shopping places in Varanasi city: IP Sigra Mall, JHV Mall, IP Vijaya Mall, Vinayak Plaza, PDR Mall, Shapuri Mall, Varanasi City Center, Super Plaza, Chhavi Complex

𝒬. What are the famous religious places in Varanasi?

𝒜. Famous Religious places in Varanasi city: Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, Kaal Bhairav Mandir, Durga Kund Mandir, Maa Annapurna Mandir, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir, Nepali Hindu Temple, Vishalakshi Mandir, Sarnath, Durga Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Kaal Bhairav Temple, Man Mandir Ghat, Kedar Ghat, purabmukhi shani dew temple

𝒬. What are the places for fun and activities in Varanasi?

𝒜. Fun and Activity places in Varanasi city: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Boat ride on the Ganga, Explore the city’s temples, Aarti at Dashwamedha Ghat, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Bath in Ganga, Jantar Mantar, Ramnagar Fort, Sarnath, Brocade weaving

𝒬. List out the inter-state bus terminal and major bus stands of Varanasi city.

𝒜. Following are the names of major bus terminals of the Varanasi city: Chaudhary Charan Singh Bus Stand

𝒬. Does Varanasi city have any metro rail facility?

𝒜. No. Currently metro rail facility of Varanasi city is under proposal or construction.