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Things to do in Varanasi

Varanasi the most ancient of cities is a place that offers a million things to do to the visitor. Of course, the ghats are central to life and death in this historical city – Start the day with an early morning boat ride on the river and be apart of the aarti ceremony, wash your sins away with a dip in the holy Ganges and pay obeisance at the various temples that dot the city. Roam the back alleys of Varanasi, explore and stumble upon interesting shops. Buy a few Banarasi silk saris to take back home and find salvation in this holiest of Indian cities.

Sightseeing in Varanasi


Sightseeing in Varanasi revolves around its over one hundred Ghats (river landings). The River Ganga flows from north to south, and the city forms a circular shape from the Asi ghat in the south up to the confluence of the Varuna river with the Ganga.

Shopping in Varanasi


The main shopping places in Varanasi are Godaulia, Chowk, Vishwanath gali, Gyanvapi and Thatheri Bazar.

Activities in Varanasi


Activities in Varanasi comprise of walks around the city and get lost in the splendid sights and sounds.

NearBy Places in Varanasi


Places around Varanasi include Sarnath that is one of the three holiest sites for Buddhists and is 10 kms north of Varanasi.

Eating Out in Varanasi


You will easily find good restaurants in Varanasi attached to luxury hotels and in the cantonment area.

Festivals & Events in Varanasi


There are many fairs and festivals in Varanasi that are celebrated at different times of the year.


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