Varanasi Tourism

Varanasi, also known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, is a historical city in northern India. The city is sacred to Hindus and also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. In many ways, Varanasi epitomises India’s connection to its ancient roots of spirituality, knowledge, penance, salvation and sacrifice.

Lying in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of the holy River Ganga, Varanasi is believed to be the oldest living city in the world. For ages, the magical atmosphere of this place has been attracting people from everywhere. This ancient city looks vibrant with ancient domes, mutts, ashrams, sadhus, and narrow lanes with shops loaded with various local items.

Varanasi represents the colourful and mesmerising India of your dreams. The religious landscape of this city is quite exhilarating as you see rituals of life and death being parallelly performed on the Ghats.

Make your Varanasi tour unforgettable by taking a walk through the busy lanes or watching the sunrise from a boat. This is the land of Mahadev Shiva, home to one of the Jyotirlingas Kashi Vishwanath Dham, hence, the most sought-after pilgrimage town for Hindus. Hindus believe that if anyone dies in Varanasi they attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and rebirth.

Best Time to Visit

Summers are too hot in Varanasi. Therefore, time your visit between October and March. In winter, do carry warm clothes for yourself.