Top Places to Visit, Things to Do, Tours and Activities in Varanasi

Top Places to Visit, Things to Do, Tours and Activities in Varanasi

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Best things to do and tourist places to visit in Varanasi


Varanasi also known as Banaras, is embellished with the peerless crown for being one of the oldest cities in the world. “The city of temples and ghats” reclines in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


Beholding multitudinous Hindu sojourners bathing in the sacred water of the River Ganges, accomplishing the funeral rites, or imply the almighty's benignancy is mundane in varanasi. Thus varanasi is also designated as the “Religious capital of India” which reckons to be the crowning stroke of the city. The best time to visit Varanasi is Winter between the months of November to February as the temperature is comparatively low and it is breezy throughout the day.


Varanasi holds approximately 23,000 temples wherein the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple of Shiva, Mrityunjay Mahadev Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, the Sankat Mochan, Hanuman Temple, and the Durga Temple are the most famous temples in varanasi. The large, magnificent concrete temples, especially the Vishwanath Temple commands the allegiance of the Hindus among all other temples in Varanasi.The city of Lord Shiva is considered to be as archaic as the hills but continues to be the finest places for authentic emancipation.The city has been a culture and religious center in India for several years.


Well apart from temples and ghats, Varanasi gloats over its crimson-golden and lustrous Banarasi silk, pearly Muslin fabrics, ivory works and sculptors. From the bright brocaded gold and silver to the intricate designs of zari at the borders, from the creamy textured silk of diaphanous red to the rarest blue-black and the rich blue-green Banarasi sarees, Varanasi has them all in its salver. So you can't miss out the real glamour of shopping in Varanasi. Take back home some memoirs of the holy city be it shawls, jewels, idols or apparels and carpets. The Vishwanath Lane, Thatheri bazar, Chowk and Godowilia are amongst the major bazaars of Varanasi.


When the dawn cracks and the sun is about to envelope the city with its charm, that is the best time when you can walk past a Ghat or set for boat rides which is perhaps one of the best things to do in Varanasi with family. While the dusk hour will enchant you with its shameless vermillion blended with golden amber hue as if the sky is blushing vivaciously. It is probably the best time to adore the beauty of the Ganges river. To give your soul harmonious liberation, descend down the Dashashwamedh Ghat or the Manikarnika Ghat.


The evening Aarti Ceremony at the Ganges River is unquestionably the best vision for your eyes which you shall enshrine lifelong and is probably the best things to see in varanasi. Witnessing the divine rituals, the gracious greetings, chants and the resplendent, fragrant flowers are the absolute things to see in varanasi.


Varanasi, where the dusk sky gleams with incandescence of the divine is also famous for sightseeing. The holy site of Sarnath where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma after the attainment of enlightenment is one of the best tourist places in Varanasi. You can also browse through the profound collections of Indian depiction and paintings at the Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum. The home to the royals of Varanasi, Ramnagar Fort is beyond the Assi Ghat ranks as the best places to visit in Varanasi. Almost in ruins but the palace possesses the same enamor and memorabilia.


Time to loosen up your belts and fill your hunger pangs. The streets of Varanasi offers some mouth watering delicacies for you like the spicy Tamatar Chaat, Dahi Chutney Golgappe, Choora Matar, Thandai and Lassi and the most famous Kachori Sabzi. When these get too spicy, pounce upon the sweets of milk and desi ghee, Sankat Mochan ke Laddoo, Kheer Mohan and others.


Frequently Asked Questions About Varanasi:


Q: What is the best time to visit Varanasi?

A: The best time to visit Varanasi is during the Winter months namely November, December, January and February.


Q: What are the best places for street shopping in Varanasi?

A: Varanasi is famous for its clamorous street shopping; the best being the Thatheri Bazaar, Fashion Street, Vishwanath Galli, Chowk and Urban Haat, Godowlia Market, Golghar, Lahurabir and Hatua Market.


Q: List out the best malls or shopping places in Varanasi?

A: Delve into Varanasi's hotspots for a shopping spree with the best malls like IP Sigra Mall, JHV Mall, IP Vijaya Mall, Vinayak Plaza and the PRD Mall.


Q: What are the best places to eat near in Varanasi?

A: Relish some finger-licking delicacies near Varanasi at 'Aalishan Zaika', 'Punjab Grill House', 'The Flavours', 'Zee Cafeista Restaurant', 'Dawat Restaurant' and 'The Banaras Biryani and Curry House'.


Q: How can I commute within Varanasi?

A: Taxis, Cycle Rickshaws as well as Auto Rickshaws, Mini Buses, Cabs and Boats are available to commute within Varanasi.


Q: What are the best places to visit near Varanasi?

A: The best places near Varanasi providing an unforgettable travel experience are Sarnath, Vindhyachal, Bodh Gaya, Allahabad, Lucknow, Agra, Prayagraj, Kanpur, Meerut, Noida, Ayodhya, Jhansi and Fatehpur.


Q: Where can I go on a weekend getaway from Varanasi?

A: Varanasi provides a perfect getaway for laid back vacationers namely Agra, Panna, Mirzapur, Sarnath, Chitrakoot, Khajuraho, Sonbhadra, Bandhavgarh National Park and Kushinagar.


Q: What are the top sightseeing places in Varanasi?

A: The top sightseeing places in Varanasi where you can explore and capture memories are the Ghats of Assi, Dashashwamedh, Lalita, Kedar and Manikarnika, River Ganges, Ramnagar Fort and Museum, Godowlia and Alamgir Mosque.


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