Information about Varanasi sightseeing, Varanasi attractions, must places to see and the best things to do in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, with honest advice, recommendations and ratings about popular Varanasi attractions shared by real travelers.
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Sightseeing and Things to do in Varanasi

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2010 10 Contributors

Depending on your interests and the time that you have, there are a host of things to see and do in Varanasi.

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Rock The Traveller on 15 Apr 2007

Banarsi Masti is a very unique style of living in Varanasi, it totally indescribable in words. You can see people gathering on a pan shop chatting about all the issues of the world, an early morning bath in Ganga then prayers & offerings in temples, having breakfast of Sweet shop, living without any tension…is all about Banarsi Masti.

Things to do: History and Culture

Bharat Kala Bhavan

OK Rated #1 out of 12 attractions in Varanasi

Bharat Kala Bhavan, the art and archaeological museum of Banaras Hindu University. No University in India has a museum of this dimension. Its collection of more than 100,000 artefacts include historic... More

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Bharat Mata Temple

OK Rated #1 out of 12 attractions in Varanasi

This Temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936 and houses one perfect relief maps of India carved out of marble. The temple was gifted by the nationalists Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta (Barat Ratana) ... More

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Things to do: Tours Nearby

Sarnath

OK Rated #2 out of 12 attractions in Varanasi

The celebrated mantra, 'Buddham Sharanam Gachhami', owes its origin to Sarnath. Sarnath is around 10 km from Varanasi. There are many Buddhist monuments in Sarnath like Dhameka Stup, Chaukhandi Stup, ... More

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Ramnagar Fort

OK Rated #3 out of 12 attractions in Varanasi

About 14 km from Varanasi on the opposite bank of the Ganga is the Ramnagar Fort. The fort houses a museum displaying the royal collection which includes vintage cars, royal palkies, old guns, swords,... More

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Things to do: Pilgrimage

Tulsi Manas Temple

OK Rated #1 out of 12 attractions in Varanasi

The temple is dedicated to Lord Rama. It is situated at the place where Tulisdas, the great medieval seer, lived and wrote the epic ‘Shri Ramcharitmanas’, which narrates the life of Lord Rama, the her... More

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Sankat Mochan Temple

OK Rated #2 out of 12 attractions in Varanasi

This temple is located on the way to Banaras Hindu Temple. It is a popular temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, who is worshipped at as Sankatmochan - the god who drives away all troubles. The temple tee... More

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Kaal Bhairav Temple

OK Rated #5 out of 12 attractions in Varanasi

It is the ancient temple of Varanasi near the Head Post Office, Visheshar Ganj. God KalBhairav is believed as 'Kotwal Of Varanasi' , without his permission no one can stay in Kashi.

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