"City Older Than History"

A City in Uttar Pradesh, India

Interest Measure for Varanasi

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Varanasi from sea level:  278 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  25.2800000°N, 82.9600000°E
Ecosystem:  Plain , River  

Food, Culture and Language at Varanasi

Food Availability:  Indian 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

Why travel Varanasi?

"Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” - Mark Twain. Ghats on the banks of River Ganga are perhaps one of the divine spots in Kashi.
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8 Places to visit and Things to do in Varanasi

Boat Ride along Ganga at Varanasi

Boat Ride along Ganga

#Water Sports
The best time to take the boat ride is before sunrise. This is a time when you’ll see the full beauty of Varanasi Ghats. The Orange color from Sun will brighten both River and Ghats. And also various activities performed at the Ghats at this hour will freshen your mind. So taking a boat ride along the Ganges is a quintessential experience and a must do in Varanasi.
Expenses - ₹500
Time needed - 2 hours
Aarti at ghats at Varanasi

Aarti at ghats

Ganga aarti is the magnificent event during evening in the Varanasi that one must not miss to see it. This beautiful ritual makes every moment of the evening period special and fills with the spiritual thoughts. It is performed by the brass lamps which accompanied with the mantra chant in the presence of the huge crowd.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Digambar Jain Mandir Sarnath at Varanasi

Digambar Jain Mandir Sarnath

The Jain Temple in Sarnath is one of the most distinguished Jain temples in the country. It was built in 1824 and is said to be located at the spot where Shreyanshnath, the 11th Jain Tirthankara was born. This temple is dedicated to Thirthankara Parrshwanath.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours
Archaeological Museum Sarnath at Varanasi

Archaeological Museum Sarnath

s the oldest site museum of Archaeological Survey of India. With antiquities ranging from the 3rd century BCE to 12th century AD that have been found at Sarnath. The most important artefact is the famous Lion Capital of Ashoka and a sculpture of Buddha from the 5th century. Some artefacts and sculptures from Mauryan, Kushana and the Gupta periods.
Expenses - ₹2
Time needed - 2 hours
Dasaswamedh Ghat at Varanasi

Dasaswamedh Ghat

#Cultural Heritage
Dasaswamedh Ghat is considered as one of the best ghat in Varanasi. The ganga aarti of this ghat is very popular. This ghat represents the centuries old heritage and culture of Varanasi. Ghat have a high contrast of its activities during day and night time, both time of the day showcase two different views.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours
New Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi

New Vishwanath Temple

A temple located in BHU campus, dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is the modern reconstruction of the old Vishwanath Temple. Unlike the old temple it is open for non Hindus as well. No photography in the temple allowed. Stroll the outer rooms and gardens, a rare quiet and open space in Varanasi.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours

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Paan in Banaras at Varanasi

Paan in Banaras

#The pride of Bananas
Paan or betel leaf is mouth freshener in Indian subcontinent. Paan is the specialty of Banaras. Banarasi Meetha (sweet) paan is the most famous of all the variety of Paans available in India. The stuffing of the banarasi meetha paan includes Saunf, elaichi beads, gulkand, sugary cherries, roasted scrapped coconut, some crushed areca nuts, cloves, tutty fruity, dried rose petals, camphor powder, colourful sugar balls, some slaked lime paste and mouth-freshening gels.
Jalebi of Banaras at Varanasi

Jalebi of Banaras

#Mouth Watering Jalebi
Jalebi is one of Banaras famous delicacies. Jalebi is one of the famous sweet of North India. Jalebi tastes awesome along with milk. When in Banaras do enjoy mouth watering Jalebi here.

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