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Varanasi

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Spiritual Capital of India
A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion. Hindus believe that dying and being cremated in this colorful city by the Ganges ensures "moksha," the liberation from the ongoing cycle of rebirth and death. One of the world's oldest cities, Varanasi gained a reputation for its fine quality silks and grew into a commercial center. Exploring the markets and side-street workshops of the city stands as a highlight of most Varanasi vacations. Our India tour itinerary builder allows you to schedule your trip to Varanasi, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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Popular things to do in Varanasi

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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
Water Body
Ganges River
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
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Religious Site
Sarnath
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
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Spa / Wellness
Spas & Wellness
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Varanasi

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Art Gallery
Ruchika Art Gallery
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Manikarnika Ghat
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
5.0
Duration: 4h 30 min

Historic Sites in Varanasi

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Religious Site
Banaras Ghats
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
New Vishwanath Temple
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Sankat Mochan Temple
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Religious Site
Sri Bindu Madhava Perumal Temple
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Varanasi

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Antique Store
Ashul Sharma
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
N.M Emporium
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Natura India
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Manjari Craft
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Varanasi

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Specialty Museum
Bharat Kala Bhavan
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Archaeological Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Mehta Art Gallery
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Kriti Gallery
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Varanasi

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Spa / Wellness
CYI - Classical Yoga International Chandauli
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Waterfall
Lakhaniya Dari Mirzapur
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Sita Kund Mirzapur
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Waterfall
Devdari Falls Chandauli
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Varanasi Excursion
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Landmark
Dasaswamedh Ghat
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Architectural Building
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Landmark
Assi Ghat
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

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