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Varanasi Holiday

What are the best places to visit in Varanasi?

It can be enjoyable to just stroll around the streets in a new destination, but sometimes it's sensible to have a plan in place. Grab your travel itinerary — we have some fantastic ideas for your Varanasi holiday.

Temples have long drawn pilgrims in search of divine enlightenment. Enter the hallowed site of Durga Temple and have some quiet reflection. Visitors in this destination have an abundance of choice. Constructed to worship the gods, temples afford travellers a fascinating look into another culture and religion. Learn about the local faith and wander around the spiritual sanctuary that is Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Still got time to spare? Temples have long attracted pilgrims searching for spiritual enlightenment in a confusing world. Venture to the hallowed site of Bharat Mata and enjoy your own sacred experience.

What are the most popular activities for a Varanasi holiday?

Everyone knows you don't go on a holiday to sit in a small seat on a plane and sleep in a strange bed. Travelling is all about the awesome adventures you have while you're there!

Your trip to Varanasi is just about to get really exciting. There are heaps of activities available, such as:

Head to our Varanasi things to do page for a comprehensive list.

What types of accommodation options are available in Varanasi?

End your day of fun activities with a comfy bed and a fluffy pillow. Study the 50 properties in Varanasi on offer via Expedia and pick one for your luxury getaway or cheap holiday.

Varanasi's higher-end choices such as the Nadesar Palace (Nadesar Palace Grounds) and The Gateway Hotel Ganges (Nadesar Palace Grounds) are sure to bring a smile to even the fussiest guests. If you don't feel like coughing up such big bucks, why not spend your evenings somewhere less expensive? Try the Hotel Ganesha (B1/48 Assi) or the Rahul Guest House (N1/15 D-10 Gangotri Vihar, Nagwa, Lanka).

Is there an airport in Varanasi?

Babatpur Airport (VNS) is situated 12 miles northwest of downtown Varanasi. Collect your luggage slide into the back of a cab and switch into holiday mode!




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Taj Ganges, Varanasi Rs6,300
Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020
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Taj Ganges, Varanasi

Taj Ganges, Varanasi

Nadesar Palace Grounds, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
     
    4.2 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nitesh at Bar Ajay and Navneet at restaurant Candana at front desk Sahmim Shakear Mamata at travell Assistence Shambhu as Guide finely Bharat at Security had done excellent job. All so floor manger and staff had done extra ordinary job. Love stay at Taj

    Ramada Plaza by Wyndham JHV Varanasi Rs4,699
    Reviewed on 8 Feb 2020
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    Ramada Plaza by Wyndham JHV Varanasi

    Ramada Plaza by Wyndham JHV Varanasi

    The Mall, Cantonment, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
       
      3.8 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Generally comfortable, modern room though the bathroom showed evidence of prior life. It was a little shabby but perfectly functioning - nice hot showers, etc. and useful clothesline in tub. Breakfast options very good and room service menu and delivery were fine.

      Radisson Hotel Varanasi Rs3,825
      Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020
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      Radisson Hotel Varanasi

      Radisson Hotel Varanasi

      The Mall Cantonment, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
         
        4.0 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Very friendly staff. Rooms clean and quiet. Great place to stay...

        Taj Nadesar Palace,Varanasi Rs18,000
        Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020
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        Taj Nadesar Palace,Varanasi

        Taj Nadesar Palace,Varanasi

        Nadesar Palace Grounds, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
           
          4.7 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Excellent service. Relaxing, beautiful property. Excellent food. Highly recommended.

          BrijRama Palace - A Heritage Hotel Rs11,700
          Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020
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          BrijRama Palace - A Heritage Hotel

          BrijRama Palace - A Heritage Hotel

          Munshi Ghat, Near Dashaswamedh, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
             
            4.5 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Historical hotel, beautifully appointed. Superb facilities and staff. Great free evening boat ride. Excellent free transfers.

            OYO 10969 Hotel US Residency Rs802
            OYO 10969 Hotel US Residency

            OYO 10969 Hotel US Residency

            N 8/180, Varanasi
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Varanasi, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Durga Temple, Banaras Hindu University and Asi Ghat. Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple and Tulsi Manas Temple are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Hotel Clarks
              Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020
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              Hotel Clarks

              Hotel Clarks

              The Mall, Cantt, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
                 
                3.1 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Breakfast could have been better. Not much choice. Overall good hotel to stay. May be slightly pricey.

                Rivatas Rs3,049
                Reviewed on 9 Aug 2019
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                Rivatas

                Rivatas

                The Mall Road, Cantonment, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
                   
                  4.1 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Having stayed at Rivatas earlier as well this was a no brainer for our one day trip. The hotel is clean, comfortable and very economical for the comforts. Free wifi and good food. Pretty consistent in its service. The area is central and not too far from the ghats. The bathrooms are huge. Would definitely ...