Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi is situated in Uttar Pradesh, it is a famous city of North India.

Places to Visit
ganga aarti

Top Activities

Package for Varanasi

Hotels in Varanasi

Janhvi International

Rs. 2699 onwards

Heritage Pallavi International

Rs. 3500 onwards

Diamond Hotel

Rs. 3250 onwards

Heritage Inn Varanasi

Rs. 2400 onwards

Central Residency

Rs. 2550 onwards

New Temples Town

Rs. 3999 onwards

Hotel Surya

Rs. 2799 onwards

Ideal Tower

Rs. 3800 onwards


Rs. 2500 onwards


Rs. 1200 onwards
About Varanasi Tourism

Varanasi also known as Benares or kashi “the city of light” is situated on the bank of river Ganges, the sacred river. The city has the history dating back around 3000 years. It is one of the India’s and world’s oldest living city till date. The city represents the culture of the nation. The city is a holy pilgrimage centre for Hinduism considered as one of the holiest city. The river Ganges passing through the city Is considered the very sacred and the city has around 700 temples in it.

History of Varanasi

The city dates back the history of around 3000 years, known among India’s and world’s one of the oldest living city. The city has witnessed many ups and downs through different centuries passed by different rulers of different dynasty like Murya, Ashoka and Mughals. The city represents the culture of state and nation. The city is the major pilgrimage centre for Hindus. the city has given birth to many personalities like Pt. Ravishankar Sharma, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Tulsidas and kabirdas etc.

Culture of Varanasi

Varanasi also known as Benares or Kashi “the abode of light” is the centre of culture for the state. The city is known for Lord Shiva according to Hindu Mythology, he founded the city. The city is situated by the bank of river Ganges boosting around 100 holy ghats. The city has around 700 temples out of which Kashi Vishwanath is the main centre of attraction along with river ganges for the  Hindu pilgrims. Aarti at Dashashasvamedh Ghat near Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the major attraction in the evening.

Things to do in Varanasi

Boat ride Along The Ganges:  A boat ride along the Ganges river is one of the absolute must when visiting the Varanasi.

Ganga Aarti: Aarti at the evening in Dashashavamedh Ghat near Kashi Vishwanath Temple is delight to watch.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple: This is one of the very  famous Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Varanasi.

Sarnath:  This is the deer park where Gautam Buddha first taught the Dharma and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightment of Kondanna.

Ramnagar Fort: This is a fort located at Tulsi Ghat on the bank of river Ganges in Varanasi.

Foods and Shopping guide of Varanasi

IP Mall: This is a modern place for shooping made in  Venares. Located in Kabir Road, people usually get out in evening to enjoy the shopping.

Gyan Vapi, Vishwnath Gali, Thateri Chowk are some of the hottest shopping destination of the  city for sarees, pots and articrafts and handicrafts.

Shyamal Vatika Lanka: This is the one of the favourite food point in the city, in the evening you can enjoy shopping along with dinner at this spot.

Haveli Restaurant: This is one of the finest restaurant situated in the heart of the city on Mall Road.

How to reach Varanasi

By Train:
Varanasi is well connected by train from all over India. The main railway station of the city is Varanasi Junction, in the heart of the city.

By Road:
Many National Highway crosses the city to different part of state and nation. Some of highways are National Highway2, 29, 56.

By Air:
Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is the main airport 26 km away from the city. Domestic as well as international flight connects to different part of the nation and the world.

Travelling in Varanasi

Autorickshaw & Rickshaw: Autorickshaw and rickshaw are easily available modes to travel within city. Fares are also reasonable.

Taxi: Taxi is the comfortable mode to travel in city. It is a bit costly than rickshaw and autorickshaw but it saves your time and you can reach to any part of city within few minutes.

Travel Tips for Varanasi Trip

Carry Passport Inc. Visa, Cash Card, Credit Card, Health Insurance Card if any, Vaccination Booklet, Program Booklet, Important Phone Numbers and Extra Passport Copy.

Carry your sun cream, hand sanitizers, soap/Shampoo, personal medicines and ant diarrheal medicines.

Avoid wearing too short clothes. Carry your Sunglasses, party clothing and representative clothing.

In terms of Electronics, must carry your phone+charger, photo-video cam, E-banking.

Other miscellaneous things to carry are travel guide, books/magazines, playing cards, neck-pillow,

Map of Varanasi

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