13 Best Places to Visit in Varanasi For Travelers

1. Ganges River

Named after the Hindu goddess Ganga, the Ganges River is one of the most revered natural sites in India.  

2. Dasaswamedh Ghat

The lively atmosphere of the Dasaswamedh Ghat makes it one of the best places to visit in Varanasi.  

3. Assi Ghat

When it comes to famous places to visit in Varanasi, the city's southernmost main ghat regularly tops the list. 

4. Manikarnika Ghat

Hindus believe that Manikarnika Ghat is one of the most auspicious places for the departed to reach moksha.

5. Dhamek Stupa

Here, you'll find the Dhamek Stupa, a massive stone and brick structure that's 43.6 meters tall and 28 meters in diameter. 

6. Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

The impressive structure, dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva, has earned the nickname "The Golden Temple" for its striking spire.

7. Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University has been a central part of Varanasi's identity since its inception in 1916. 

8. Shri Durga Temple

Spiritual activities around Varanasi aren't solely confined to the ghats.  

9. Ramnagar Fort

There are few destinations in India without a fort, and Varanasi is no exception.  

10. Darbhanga Ghat

Photographers, take note: Darbhanga Ghat offers the best opportunity to get amazing shots of Varanasi.  

11. Shivala Ghat

While not as active as other riverfront spots in Varanasi, Shivala Ghat is a pleasant place to visit if you're looking for some peace and quiet along the Ganges. 

12. Vishnu Tea Emporium

Take a deep dive into this culinary ritual with a visit to the Vishnu Tea Emporium.  

13. Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple

April or May can be a particularly great time to visit this Varanasi attraction.  

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