Formerly known as Banaras or Benares, Varanasi is regarded as the most holy city in Hinduism. It is the oldest and the most sought-after pilgrimage town for Hindu. It lies in the south of Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of the holy River Ganga and is believed to be the oldest living city in the world. The city is transcendental and attracts pilgrims from across India as well as abroad. When we think of Varanasi, we paint a colourful picture of the city in its vibrancy and fascination in our minds. Not only this but Varanasi is also considered to be a blessed place for the deceased, as the intimate rituals of life and death are parallelly performed on the Ghats.
The best time to visit Varanasi is during Winters between the months of November and February. The temperature during this season is breezy. The Summers in Varanasi experiences high and dry temperatures and does not make an ideal time to visit since they make outdoor sightseeing difficult. The Monsoons in Varanasi are pleasant with moderate to heavy rainfall.
There are multiple hotels to choose from when you are in Varanasi. The most popular hotels in Varanasi are RK homestays, Nawab ki Deohri, The Pathwalkers' Habitat, Paradise Residency, The White Yard - Deluxe Rooms, Hotel Radiance Courtyard.
The best time to visit Varanasi is Winter (November - February) since the temperature is low and there is a calm breeze throughout the day. Summers in Varanasi experience high and dry temperatures.
The top things to do when in Varanasi are to visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Assi Ghat, New Vishwanath Temple, BHU, Tulsi Manasa Temple.