Varanasi Tourism

Known by various names like Kashi and Benaras, Varanasi is considered to be one of the holiest places of Hinduism. It is an important city of Uttar Pradesh and is well connected to other cities through both roads, rail and air network. Varanasi has an important cultural, religious and historical importance. It is a site where Hinduism, its literature and principles have always flourished. It is also here that Gautama Buddha founded Buddhism when he gave his first sermon nearby at Sarnath.

There are many holy places here which have a deep history attached to them. Varanasi is also known for its Ghats. Built by different kings at different times, these Ghats are the real beauty that catches the eyes of everybody, including Bollywood and Hollywood cameramen. Some of the famous Ghats are the Manikarnika Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat and the Munshi Ghat situated on the banks of the Ganga River. This city also serves as an important educational hub as it comprises of the Banaras Hindu University which attracts students from all over the country. It also has many famous temples like the Vishwanath, Durga and the Tulsi Manas temples. Religious structures like the Alamgir Mosque and St. Thomas Church are also famous. Various other places like the Jantar Mantar, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Ramnagar Fort, and the Bharat Kala Bhavan also attract a large number of tourists.

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Travel Guide Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple Varanasi
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Sankat Mochan Hanuman, Varanasi

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, located in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) was built for worshipping Lord Hanuman. It is also the home of one the most famous Indian Poets Sri Goswami Tulsidas of the 16th century. This temple is located beside the Assi River.

Travel Guide Vishwanath Jyotirlinga Varanasi
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Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga

The Kashi Vishvanath Jyotirlinga is one of the most sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and located in the Varanasi District of Uttar Pradesh state, India.

Travel Guide Assi Ghat Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
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Assi Ghat Varanasi

Varanasi or Benaras or Kashi is one of the most sacred cities in India. From folklore to fables and from epics to myths, every inch of Hindu mythology and history is linked to this city in one way or another. Varanasi is a city where Vishwanath Jyotirlinga is located and is the h....

Travel Guide Banaras Ghats in Varanasi
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Banaras Ghats

The main attractions of Benaras are the Ghats and has more then 80 ghats on the bank of Holy River Ganges (Ganga). Each ghat has its character and most ghats built after 1700 AD, by Holkars, Bhonsles, Peshwas of Maratha Empires.

Travel Guide Sarnath
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Sarnath, Varanasi

The Sarnath is a most sacred pilgrimage site of Buddhist religion and located about 10 KM from Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh. The Dhamek Stupa in Sarnath was built by the great Emperor Ashoka.

Travel Guide Dashashwamedh Ghat
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Dashashwamedh Ghat

The most sacred river in our country is the Ganges River and the holiest citadel on its banks is the religious city of Banaras or Varanasi. In olden days the city was famous by the name of Kashi and many still call it the same. The Ghats or the urbane riverbank in this city is th....

Travel Guide New Vishwanath Temple Varanasi
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New Vishwanath Temple

The New Vishwanath Temple is built inside the campus of Banaras Hindu University (BHU). This was erected by Madan Mohan Malviya as a tribute to the real Kashi Vishwanath Temple that has faced many invasions & catastrophes but still it stood tall.

Travel Guide Ramnagar Fort
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Ramnagar Fort

Ramnagar Fort is located in the holy city of Varanasi and is situated near the bank of river Ganga which is opposite to Tulsi Ghat. This Mughal style Fort was built in the year 1750 and is a wonderfully constructed one.