Varanasi, India

Map of Varanasi with roads and terrain

Transportation to Varanasi


Varanasi, once known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, is a historical city in northern India. The city is sacred to Hindus and Jains and also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, with settlements dating back to the 11th century BC. Many Hindus believe that dying in Varanasi brings salvation/nirvana and so they make the trip to the city when they realize that they are close to death.

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Top Things to Do in Varanasi

Ganges River

Body of Water

Banaras Ghats

Sacred & Religious Site

Dasaswamedh Ghat



Sacred & Religious Site

Dhamek Stupa


Manikarnika Ghat


Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath)

Architectural Building

New Vishwanath Temple

Sacred & Religious Site

Assi Ghat


Vyasa Temple

Sacred & Religious Site

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Popular Tours in Varanasi

Sacred Varanasi Day Tour

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Experience Varanasi, full of color, excitement, and not surprisingly, was previously known as Kashi, "the city of life". Take this opportunity to explore... Read More

Private Transfer: Varanasi Airport (VNS) to Varanasi Hotel

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Begin your trip to Varanasi with a stress free private transfer from Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport to your Varanasi hotel. Avoid the hassle of waiting in long taxi... Read More

Private Transfer: Varanasi Hotel to Varanasi Airport (VNS)

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Make sure you don't miss your flight by booking your private transfer in advance! Your English-speaking driver will pick you up in a private air-conditioned... Read More

Private Full Day Varanasi Pilgrimage Tour

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This 10-hour private tour of Varanasi allows you to visit some of its most religious and renowned destinations, including Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Golden... Read More

Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Varanasi including the Golden Temple

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This is a 3 hour walking tour of the ancient city of Varanasi which showcases the best of this iconic destination. Walking around the Golden Temple area is unique... Read More

Small-Group Morning Varanasi Tour Including Ganges Boat Ride

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Greet the day on this cultural wake-up call in Varanasi! You’re getting up bright and early to get up close and personal with some of the most sacred traditions... Read More

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