Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh is home to around 1,200,000 people.
The national capital New Delhi is located 420 miles (676 kilometers) northwest of Varanasi, while Kathmandu Valley is 220 miles (354 kilometers) to the northeast.
Varanasi is rich in places of worship, so take advantage of the chance to enjoy the many sites. Regardless of personal interests, many are in awe when they see the façades and interiors of the Durga Temple and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Also make sure to visit the other old places of worship here, namely the Vishwanatha Temple and the Tulsi Manas Temple.
Set aside some time for the Sarlath Museum, one of the most loved museum experiences in Varanasi. Enjoy the quiet spaces, ask the staff about any temporary displays, buy something from the gift shop or just admire the well-curated displays.
The Varanasi’s regions wonderfully preserved forts and other defense structures are an evocative glimpse into the area’s more turbulent times. Despite its rather formidable exterior, the Ramnagar Fort is today a welcoming place, perfect for reflecting on the fortitude of the region’s earliest residents.
Varanasi is one of those places that gives up its hidden gems to savvy travellers who step off the main tourist trail. Before you leave this special destination, why not stop by The Bharat Mata, the Harishchandra Ghat, the Hanuman Ghat and the Asi Ghat.