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Located on the west bank of the holy river Ganges, Varanasi is one among the seven holy cities in the country. The spiritual city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh is considered to be the oldest continuously settled cities across the globe, created by Lord Shiva himself.

Being the most visited religious hub of the country, there many Varanasi vacation packages available which cover all the major attractions in the city and make it a hassle free experience for the pilgrims. A Varanasi tour package takes the vacationers on a mitigating temple tour and allows them to explore the locals of the city as per their preferences.

While opting for the Varanasi tour package, you will realize that this serene city is a lot more than just a tourist destination. It is a treasure trove for people who believe in finding spirituality of their own. Considered to be one of the best destinations to find salvation and solace, travelers and pilgrims can enjoy about a week long vacation in this pious city. So, pick from the best Kasi tour packages and get ready to embark upon a vacation that promises to stir the soul.

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Tourist Attractions Which Can Be Covered With Varanasi Tour Packages

1. Kashi Vishwanath Temple

  • What’s Special: Jyotirlinga, Gold dome
  • Nearby Attractions: Manikarnika Ghat, Nepali Temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Bharat Kala Bhavan Musuem
  • Timings: 04:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Built By: Ahilya Bai Holkar
  • Built In: 1490
     

Kashi Vishwanath Temple is the most important place to visit on an excursion to Varanasi. This is the main temple here dedicated to Lord Shiva and also one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Lakhs of devotees come here to offer their prayers to God. There is also a holy well inside the temple, where only Hindu devotees are allowed to enter. Located on the bank of river Ganga, the Kashi Vishwanath Temple looks alluring during the evening aarti hours.

2. Dashashwamedh Ghat

  • What’s Special: Evening Ganga aarti
  • Nearby Attractions: Manikarnika Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Nepali Temple, Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum
  • Timings: 24 Hours
  • Built By: Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao
  • Built In: 1748
     

Dashashwamedh Ghat is one of the most important of all the ghats in Varanasi. The ghat looks charming and full of energy during the evening Ganga aarti, when thousands of devotees come here to enjoy the peaceful environment of aarti rituals and the traditional dance performance. The whole river looks enchanting with lighted diyas floating on it. For anyone, who is seeking serenity, can come to this place for soul satisfaction.

3. Assi Ghat

  • What’s Special: Meeting point of river Ganga and Assi
  • Nearby Attractions: Dashashwamedh Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Manikarnika Ghat, Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum
  • Timings: 24 Hours
  • Built In: 1988
     

Assi Ghat is the second popular ghat in Varanasi after Dashashwamedh Ghat. This is the place which is said to be the meeting point of River Ganga with River Assi. The ghat comes to life during the morning and the evening time when the yoga and Ganga aarti is performed respectively. It is also a famous ghat to take a boat sightseeing tour.

4. Banaras Hindu University

  • What’s Special: Sayaji Rao Gaekwad Library, Vishwanath Temple and Bharat Kala Bhavan
  • Nearby Attractions: Dashashwamedh Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Manikarnika Ghat, Nepali Temple
  • Timings: 10:30 am to 04:30 pm
  • Built By: Madan Mohan Malviya and Annie Besant
  • Built In: 1916
     

Banaras Hindu University is one of the largest universities in India and also the largest residential university all over Asia. Students hail here for qualification from different parts of India. The best part of this place for a tourist would be its library which has more than 13 million books. There is also a Vishwanath Temple in this university which can be visited by tourists. Bharat Kala Bhavan is also located within the university which is a must visit as it has a rich collection of historic artefacts, paintings, statues, wood works etc.

5. Chunar Fort

  • What’s Special: Architecture, Legends
  • Nearby Attractions: Ramnagar Fort, Lakhaniya Hills and Waterfalls, Siddhnath ki Dari, Shri Durga Temple
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 04:00 pm
  • Built By: Prithviraj Chauhan
  • Built In: 1177 AD
     

Chunar Fort is located on the outskirts of Varanasi, somewhat 23 km in the Mirzapur district. The legends have that the Fort is blessed with divine powers. Some paranormal activities are also said to have taken place inside the fort. The major attractions here are Hanging Place, Samadhi of Bhartrihari, and Bunglow of Warren Hastings.

Best Time To Avail A Varanasi Holiday Package

The best time to plan a visit to Varanasi is considered to be from October to March. Winters in the North are relatively pleasant than the summers. Moreover, there prevails a cheerful breeze all day round in Varanasi which is ideal for a super fun sightseeing tour. It is best to not visit Varanasi as the scorching heat makes it really difficult to explore the temples and other attractions in the city.

A Varanasi tour package pampers the vacationers with an excellent combination of sightseeing and activities. Booking a tour package is the easiest way to savor in the spirituality of the city. Housing a wide array of surprises in store for the vacationers, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple and Durga Temple are some of the tourist attractions that will certainly sweep the vacationers off their feet. Let’s focus on the month-wise weather details of Varanasi:

November to February

The winter season which begins from November and lasts till February is definitely the best time to visit the divine ghats of Varanasi, owing to its location in Uttar Pradesh in the north. The winter sun when shines on the surface of Ganga, looks very pleasing to the eyes. The temples, forts and ghats can be best enjoyed during the winter season when the temperature remains between 5 to 15 degree Celsius.

March to June

It might be a difficult task to explore Varanasi in the scorching heat of the summer season. May and June are the hottest months with temperature rising to even 50 degree Celsius. The evenings can be comparatively comfortable but afternoons are really tough to tackle. Hence, one should avoid visiting Varanasi during the summer season, unless and until looking for really cheap hotel prices.

July to September

Beginning of July brings rainfall in Varanasi which continues till September. The weather becomes pleasant, however, rains might cause a hindrance in your sightseeing plans. The flow of river Ganga is great during the monsoon season and sitting on the ghat in pleasant weather is a bliss in itself. Hotel rates are also cheap compared to that of winter.

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