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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.
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.
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).
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!
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
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.
Excellent service. Relaxing, beautiful property. Excellent food. Highly recommended.
Historical hotel, beautifully appointed. Superb facilities and staff. Great free evening boat ride. Excellent free transfers.
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).
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 ...