Today I’m going to show you the 13 best places to visit in Varanasi or must visiting places of Varanasi. As you know the whole Varanasi is known for the devotion due to lots of attractive shrines, most people come to visit here for adoration but many also come here to see the devotion of people, many of them are from out of India.
Believe me, if you are looking to visit the most interesting and attractive places in Varanasi then read this article carefully because these all are must visiting places of Varanasi. In fact, many friends of mine said that I would like to visit these places of Varanasi again, so check these all, don’t miss a single line because all are important in this article if you want the well-planned journey.
13 Best Places to Visit in Varanasi
1. Assi Ghat
Assi Ghat is one of the best places to visit in Varanasi because it is a very attractive place of Varanasi due to great shrine. Assi Ghat is mainly known for the place where foreign students do research and live, there are 30,000 peoples visit in 12 hours into the festivals and 300 people visit per hour in the morning during the ‘Aarti’.
The most visitors come here like students and from out of India, students come here always to feel free after study with a peaceful atmosphere on this Ghat. Peoples or devotee do lots of interesting activities like yoga, Aarti, Surya Namaskar or welcoming sun as attached both hand. There are also few movies shotted like Mohalla Assi, Ranjhanaa, etc. In this movie, you can see the view of Assi Ghat, specially Mohalla Assi. So I think it is amazing places to visit in Varanasi.
2. Manikarnika Ghat
It is placed at bank of river Ganga and Manikarnika ghat is one of the oldest ghats of Varanasi where Mata Shakti sacrificed her life and it is also seen in Gupta inscription of 5th century. This one of the best places to visit in Varanasi because you will get to know about Hinduism in very deep here.
The name Manikarnika ghat is come from when the ear flower of Mata Parvati(Lord Shiva’s wife) fallen here which was searched by Lord Shiva from those time this ghat is known as Manikarnika ghat, It is also known as the great wall (Mahashamsan).
There is always pyre fire exist like when one comes to over then another start. It is so interesting ghat in Varanasi and also very famous ghat of Varanasi, so I’ll suggest you to go there once, here you will feel deeply that how people end there life.
3. Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple is very attractive and historical temple of Varanasi, in earlier times Varanasi was known as Kashi that’s why its name come as Kashi Vishwanath temple which is best places to visit in Varanasi. This temple dedicated to lord shiva, If you want to visit this place then you should visit on any festivals like Shivratri, Durga puja, etc. It is the best time to visit in Varanasi.
If we talk about its history then this temple had been destroyed and re-build many times like last time destroyed by Aurangzeb to build Gyanvapi mosque. Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple has also mentioned in many Puranas, that’s why the most visitors of this temple are foreigners. There also lots of things to do in Varanasi or/near Kashi Vishwanath temple as you can do boating, must eat famous street food of Varanasi but it is special for ‘Pan’.
4. Dashashwamedh Ghat
Dashashwamedh ghat was built in 1748 by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao and later it was renewed by Akhilyabahi Halkar, she was the queen of Indore. This ghat was made Brahma to welcome Lord Shiva that’s why it became one of the best places to visit in Varanasi. It is most beautiful and most sacred ghat of Varanasi lie on the bank of Ganga river, it looks most beautiful in evening peoples comes here to pray god through Ganga Arti ( Holy fire ritual ) most of the visitors come here that time.
You can also enjoy here through boating in the evening time, that time is the best time for boating because ghat looks so beautiful from inside of Ganga river due to reflection of images in the river also you will get most beautiful pictures there. You should visit in the morning or evening it is the best time to visit in Varanasi due to it is awesome tourist places in Varanasi.
5. Tibetan Temple, Varanasi
Tibetan temple is an amazing temple in Varanasi but it is not too famous as a tourist attraction but I experienced it is very beautiful and best places to visit in Varanasi. You know, it is the place where Lord Buddha taught his four truths of life to his students.
If you love to visit the oldest and Buddhism places then you must visit this place because there are lots of incredible views which we can’t express only can feel them. Best time to visit this place is from December to January that time the beauty of this place increased at those time.
6. Sarnath Kashi
It is a Buddhist place, after complete his education this is where Buddha preached. This is where he started the Dharma-Chakra conversion. There is also a temple of Sarangnath where most of the devotees come in monsoon season. It is also a Jain-Tirth, that’s why it is one of the best tourist places in Varanasi also beautiful places to visit in Varanasi.
Now, The most existing and beautiful things to do in Varanasi Sarnath Kashi are
- Ashokan Piller
- Temple of god Buddha
- Dharamara Ji ka stupa
- Chaukhandi stupa
- Chini temple
- Jain temple
- Mulagandha Kuti
These are the most beautiful things which you must see once in Sarnath Kashi and best places to visit in Varanasi Sarnath Kashi.
7. Ahilyabai Ghat
Ahiyabai ghat was rebuilt in queen Ahilyabai Holkar, This is the reason to renamed this ghat after queen death. It is a beautiful ghat in Varanasi having clear water for religious bath due to these it became a beautiful tourist places in Varanasi. In early time this ghat was known by Kevalagiri ghat of Varanasi and this is one of the beautiful places to visit in Varanasi.
There are lots of interesting things to do with your family or friend if you are planning to go there like,
Do religious bath with lots of fun
You can also do boating with your friends or family which will make your that day awesome so don’t miss these things after visiting Ahilyabai Ghat in Varanasi.
8. Bharat Mata Temple
As you have seen the name of the temple just like that it is if you are an Indian and you didn’t visit this temple yet then you are doing a big mistake because one of the best tourist places in Varanasi and also having peace atmosphere.
As you know India has also known as Bharat and Indian people are treating his country as a mother which is a proud for India, therefore, this temple is known by the name of Bharat Mata Mandir which is beautiful places to visit in Varanasi you must visit it once.
This temple had built-in 1936 by Mahatma Gandhi and the top attraction of this, is the map of India which is made on the stone of the ground that looks amazing while there are no charges to visit this temple, it is free of cost.
9. Dhamek Stupa
Dhamek stupa has a width of 28 metres and height of 43.6 meters, It is a place where lord Buddha gave the first sermon to his disciples after attaining enlightenment.
Dhamek stupa was built in 1500 years ago by King Ashoka whether lots of people came to see it. it is placed in dear park in which some parts of Lord Buddha has lie therefore it became the best places to visit in Varanasi.
There are some places which you should visit if you are nearby Dhamek Stupa,
- Sarnath Kashi
- Tibetan temple
- Lion Capital of Ashoka
- Emblem of India
- Sarnath museum
These all are beautiful tourist places in Varanasi that you must visit and do some fun. It is a historical place in India so don’t miss to make beautiful memories here.
10. Ramnagar Fort
Ramnagar fort is one of the famous and old forts in Varanasi which was built in 270 years ago. There is also a museum in which old things are placed like hookahs, automobiles, etc. It is located in the bank of eastern ghat which 12km away from the centre of Varanasi in Mirzapur.
There are lots of interesting things to like photoshoot, visit the oldest temple in Ramnagar fort also you can do boating or by boat, you can watch the front of the fort which is in the east side of Ganga. If you are planning to come here then don’t forget to see the Ram Leela that is world-famous whereas continiuous for one month.
As you know the crowd of the Varanasi not only there everywhere so to feel relax then you should come here and spent about 1 hour on the bank of Ganga, therefore, it is best places to visit in Varanasi.
11. Chunar Fort
It is very famous and beautiful places to visit in Varanasi whereas also known by the name of Chandrakanta Chunargarh located in Mirzapur. The rulers of this are Afghan, Sher Shah Suri’s, Mughal Empire and then after British Raj till 1947. It is one of the best places to visit in Varanasi with friends or family, the best things about it is you will feel the past time that how people survived, this fort has stand on rock which is above the sea level and 280 feet tall.
There are also few legends linked like king Bali, king Vikramaditya, and Prithviraj they all are respectful person who was the brave. As you know about the famous movie of Nawazuddin Siddiqui Ganges of Wasseypur had been shout here. So, I would like to suggest to go there and visit once in your tour also very good place for a photoshoot.
12. Tulsi Manas Temple
Tulsi Manas temple is one of the famous and wonderful places to visit in Varanasi, this is a place of devotion. The Ramcharitmanas has been wrote by Tulsi Das at this place, that’s why it became the most famous place in Varanasi and also it is a beautiful tourist place.
I’ll recommend you to visit with your family in Feb. The originally Ramayan had written by Valmiki jee in Sanskrit then after Tulsi Das had written in Hindi.
13. Darbhanga Ghat
Darbhanga Ghat is a palace which is very famous for photoshoot, there is also an old fort whereas converted into a luxurious hotel called Brijrama palace.
If you are interested to capture a pic of nature or beautiful views then don’t miss this place, it is a great place for these things therefor it is one of the wonderful places to visit in Varanasi.
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