Best Places to Visit in Varanasi 2022 - Step by Step Full Guide

Do you want to visit Varanasi? You need to know how to reach Varanasi, nearby places, things to do, timings, and all things for your perfect journey
Varanasi is the most visited place in India. Every day lakhs of tourists come to visit Varanasi. Today I will give you complete information about Varanasi. Today I will guide you, how to reach Varanasi? What are the best places to visit in Varanasi? And what is the best time to visit Varanasi?

Varanasi is the holiest place for Indians. Many events happened here millions of years ago. Due to all these incidents, this place got new names. Today this place is known as Kashi, Banaras, and Varanasi. You will be surprised to know that dying in Varanasi gives direct heaven. That's why old people come here to take their last breath.
Ganga Aarti at Ganga river in Varanasi Banaras
Best Places to Visit in Varanasi 2022

Best Places to Visit in Varanasi 2022

Banaras or Varanasi is one of the holiest religious places in India. Varanasi is also known as Kashi, the city of Shiva. Varanasi is the holiest place for Hindus. Along with this, Banarasi Paan and Banarasi Saree are also very famous here. That's why there is a crowd of tourists here.

In Varanasi, you will get a total of 88 ghats. Most of the ghats are for bathing and worship, while two ghats are exclusively used as cremation sites. It would be better if you use public transport. Because there is a lot of traffic here. And here parking facilities are also not good. Anyway, Varanasi is the best place to visit with families. Let see how many beautiful places to visit in Varanasi. 

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the biggest and famous temple of Lord Shiva. The whole of India has 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. One of them Jyotirlinga is in this Kashi Vishwanath temple. There is always a crowd of thousands of devotees here. There is also a Kaal Bhairav temple nearby. You must go there.

The opening time of Kashi Vishwanath Temple is 4 O'clock in the morning. Aarti takes place here at 11 AM and then this temple is closed. This temple is reopened from 1 PM to 7 PM in the evening. No ticket is taken to visit this temple. To visit this temple, you have to wait for your turn in a very long queue. You can come as early in the morning to avoid this long queue.

Best Places to Visit in Varanasi 2022 - Step by Step Full Guide
Best Places to Visit in Varanasi 2022

Keep in mind, It is forbidden to carry a mobile or camera inside Kashi Vishwanath Temple. You are not allowed to carry any kind of electronic device here. There is also a temple of Khichdi Baba in front of Kashi Vishwanath Temple. In which you can eat delicious khichdi in the form of prasad. The darshan of Kashi Vishwanath Temple is considered incomplete without eating khichdi.

Dashashwamegh Gath

Dashashwamedh Ghat is the nearest ghat to Kashi Vishwanath Temple. It is said that here Lord Brahma had performed the worshipped of 10 Ashvamagh. This ghat is the most important among all the other ghats. Dashashwamegh Ghat is situated at a distance of 100 meters from the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Devotees go to Kashi Vishwanath temple only after taking a bath in this ghat of river Ganges. Ganga Aarti is performed at this ghat every evening at 6 pm. which millions of people come to see.

Ghat in Varanasi, Best Places to Visit in Varanasi 2022
Ghat in Varanasi - Best Places to Visit in Varanasi 2022

Assi Ghat

This Ghat is the 80th Ghat of Varanasi. Hence the name of this ghat is Assi Ghat. Assi Ghat is located at a distance of 3 km from Kashi Vishwanath Temple. You can also go boating in this ghat. The boating cost is 100 rupees per person.

Ramnagar Fort

This fort was built in the 18th century. This fort has 1010 rooms, 7 grounds, and four main gates. Due to the absence of the fort of Ramnagar under the government, its maintenance is not being done properly. In the museum built inside this fort, you will see vehicles, utensils, weapons, and clothes from the 18th century.

To go to Ramnagar Fort, you have to take a ticket for Rs 75. In this, you will also be able to see the museum built in Ramnagar Fort. It is forbidden to take food and drink inside the fort. You cannot even do photography inside the fort. Wearing a mask is mandatory due to the corona period.

To go to the fort of Ramnagar, you will get taxis from in front of the Kashi Hindu University. The distance from Kashi Hindu University to Ramnagar Fort is 3.4 km. And from Varanasi Railway is station 10 km of distance.

ramgarh-fort-Best Places to Visit in Varanasi
Ramnagar Fort - Best Places to Visit in Varanasi

Ramnagar Fort Ticket Price 2022

TicketPrice
Indian (3yr - 12yr)₹20
Foreigner (3yr - 12yr)₹100
Indian (12+yr)₹75
Foreigner (12+yr)₹200
Student, Police, Defence₹20

City Center

The most popular market of Varanasi is known as Godowlia Chowk. Here you will get hotels, restaurants, and many shops for shopping. I would recommend you to book a hotel for yourself in this Godowlia Chowk too. Because most of the places to visit are around Godowlia Chowk.

Sarnath

Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment at this place to his five disciples. In his memory, an 80 feet high Dhamekh Stupa was built here. Here you will see many Buddha temple. And along with the followers of Buddhism will also be seen walking around.

Sarnath is at a distance of 15 km from Varanasi. Here you will see many old temples. The most popular of these is the Buddha Temple. Sarnath is a very beautiful and peaceful place. Here you will see many Monks. You can also visit the museum here, which is based on Buddha.

Sarnath - Best Places to Visit in Varanasi
Sarnath - Best Places to Visit in Varanasi

Sarnath Museum Ticket Price 2022

TicketPrice
Indian₹5
Foreigner₹5

Sarnath Excavated Site Ticket Price 2022

TicketPrice
Indian (Cash)₹25
Indian (UPI)₹20
Foreigner (Cash)₹300
Foreigner (UPI)₹250

Funtasia Waterpark

Funtasia Waterpark is the largest waterpark in Varanasi. This waterpark is located at a distance of 15.6 km from Varanasi Railway Station. The ticket price of Funtasia Waterpark is 320 rupees per person.  And also you will get a separate swimming costume, with this swimming costume, you will be able to enjoy the waterpark better. If you have come to Varanasi in the summer then Funtasia Waterpark can be the most fun place for you. Here you will be able to enjoy fun water swings.

Funtasia Waterpark Ticket Price 2022

TicketPrice
Per Person₹320
Locker₹50
Swimming Costumes₹30

Funtasia Waterpark - Best Places to Visit in Varanasi
Funtasia Waterpark - Best Places to Visit in Varanasi

Varanasi Fun City

Varanasi Fun City is the second most fun waterpark in Varanasi. The ticket price for Varanasi Fun City is Rs.350 which goes up to Rs.400 on Sundays. In this too you will be able to enjoy the swimming pool. Along with this, there are some dangerous water swings, due to which there is a lot of crowds here.

Varanasi Fun City Ticket Price 2022

TicketPrice
Monday - Saturday₹350
Sunday₹400
Locker₹50
Swiming Costumes₹30

Best Time to Visit Varanasi

The Winter season is the best time to visit Varanasi. Because in summer there is a lot of sunshine, due to which the temperature here rises to more than 40 degrees. And that is not good for travelling. If you want to visit Varanasi well, then you must come in the winter season only.

The best month to visit Varanasi are from November to February. But keep in mind, during the rainy season all the ghats get filled with water due to the rise in the water level of river Ganga. In such a situation, you will not be able to visit the ghats batter. You will not able to boat in the river as well. So you don't come in the rainy season.

How Does it Cost to Visit Varanasi?

There are many places to visit in Varanasi. Because all the places here are nearby, only 2 days is enough to visit Varanasi. Hotel and food and drink are also very cheap here. Only 5000 rupees is enough for a couple to spend 2 days in Varanasi. This includes your hotel, food, and travel expenses.

Best Hotels in Varanasi

HotelsContact
Hotel Temple on Ganges ⭐⭐0 9936528802
Treebo Trend Varuna Varanasi ⭐⭐⭐0 7800040271
Hotel Palace On Steps ⭐⭐⭐0 9235614591
Hotel Yash Residency ⭐⭐⭐0 9919800015
Alka Hotel ⭐⭐⭐0 7619009995

How to Reach Varanasi?

  • Nearby Bus Stop: Chaudhary Charan Singh is the nearest bus stop to Kashi Vishvanath Temple. It is just 2.3 km of distance.
  • Nearby Railway Station: Banaras is the nearest railway station to Kashi Vishvanath Temple. It is just 4.3 km of distance.
  • Nearby Airport: Lal Bahadur Shashtri Airport is the nearest airport to Kashi Vishvanath Temple. It is just 400 metres of distance.

FAQ

Q. Why is Varanasi famous for tourism?
Varanasi is famous for its history. Varanasi is truly Indian, here you will feel pure Indian culture. A billion years ago, Lord Shiva appeared here. That is why Varanasi is the holiest place in India.

Q. How many days is enough to visit Varanasi?
If you want to visit Varanasi properly, then a maximum of three days are enough to explore. Because maximum of locations is located around the main market.

Q. Is Bhang legal in Banaras?
Yes, Bhang is the desi drink in Varanasi. Here you can drink Bhang anywhere anytime.

Q. Which month is best for Varanasi?
October, November, and February, and March is the perfect month to visit Varanasi.

Q. Is Varanasi safe to travel during Covid-19?
Yes, if you follow covid-19 protocols then you will be saved from Covid-19. In this protocol, you must wear a face mask and avoid crowd areas.