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Varanasi:Latest & Useful Informations of Popular Destinations with Best Hotels of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

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Are you planning to visit the holiest city, Varanashi? You can see latest important information of best hotels and popular tourist places of Varanasi city in this travel guide.  Varanasi is well known as Banaras or Kashi. This popular city is situated on the banks of the Ganges in Noth Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This city is 320 km away from the south-east of the state capital Lucknow and 121 km away from Allahabad city. This city lies along NH-2 which connects to several major cities of the Indian states such as Kolkata, Agra, Delhi etc.

This city is one of the oldest and holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism. Shree Kashi Viswanath at Varanasi is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The population of Varanasi is 1,201,815 (2011). This city is famous for its silk fabrics, ivory works, perfumes and sculpture. Varanasi city is also an education-hub. This city attracts students and scholars from across the country. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is one of the largest residential universities in Asia.



Map of Varanasi



Yearly Average Weather

Summer:- April to June Temperature:- Mini-21c  Maxi-46c (Hot dry winds called loo blow in the summers)
Monsoon:- July to Mid-October  Rainfall:- 1,110mm
Winter:- November to February  Temperature:- Mini-5c  Maxi-23c (Fog is common in the winters)
Best Traveling Time:- October to March

Transport System
By Air:- Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is located at 26 km away from the city centre in Babatpur. The new terminal of this airport inaugurated in 2010. This airport operates many flights such as AirIndia, Buddha Air, Jet Airways, IndiGo etc. There are about 330,000 passengers pass through this airport every year. This airport is 140 km away from Allahabad, 285 km away from Lucknow and 265 km away from Patna.


By Railway:- Varanasi Junction is known as Varanasi Cant Railway Station. It is one of the largest train stations in Varanasi city. There are about 370,000 passengers and about 240 trains pass through each day.There are several express trains runs from this station such as Udhna Varanasi Express, Kashi Vishwanath Express, Sabarmati Express etc. The Varanasi Junction connects with many major cities of Indian states.


By Road:- Varanasi city lies along NH-2 which connects several major cities of Indian states such as Delhi, Agra, Kolkata, etc. NH-29 connects Varanasi to Gorakhpur via Ghazipur, NH-56 connects Varanasi city to Lucknow via Jaunpur and Sultanpur and NH-7 is the longest NH is India. This National Highway is the important road connecting this city to southern India passing through such as Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kanyakumari etc.

Popular Destinations :- There are several popular destinations in Varanasi, U.P such as Kashi Vishwanath (Golden Temple), Banaras Ghats, Sarnath, Dasaswamedh Ghat, New Vishwanath Temple, Dhammek Stupa, Archaeological Museum, Durga Temple (Monkey Temple), Tulsi Manas Temple, Tibetan Temple etc.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple:- Kashi Vishwanath Temple is well known as "The Golden Temple". This temple is one of the popular destinations in U.P, India. It is one of the most famous Hindu Temple and dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is located on the western bank of the sacred river Ganga. This temple is also one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Kashi Vishwanath Temple has been managed by the government of Uttar Pradesh since 1983.

Sarnath Archaeological Museum:- Sarnath Archaeological Museum is located at 13 km away from Varanasi city, Uttar Pradesh. This museum is one of the oldest prominent and most important museums of the Archaeological Survey of India. It was built in 1910. It is the popular and original sandstone sculpted Lion Capital of Ashoka preserved in Sarnath Museum. This museum is amazing and wonderful site.


Assi Ghat:- Assi Ghat is located at the assemblage of Ganges and Assi rivers. It is a holy place as pilgrims offer prayers to a large shi8valingam placed under a peepal tree after bathing in the river. "Ramcharitmanas" had been written by Tulsi Das on the banks of Assi Ghat. This ghat is one of the popular destinations in Vaaranasi, Uttar Pradesh. This is believed that Goddess Durga had thrown her sword  at this place after killing the asuras Shumbha-Nishumbha that resulted in the origin of a large stream called as "Assi River".


Durga Temple:- Durga Temple is well known as Monkey Temple. This temple was constructed by a Bengali Maharani in 18th century. The idol of this temple is not made by man but appeared on its own. During the celebrations in this temple on  Navratri (Durga Puja) and other auspicious occasions several devotees came to see. It is also one of the popular destinations in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.


Ramnagar Museum:- Ramnagar Museum also known as Banaras Vidya Mandir Museum. It is situated inside the Ramnagar Fort. This museum is a house of major collection of items belonging to the Royal family of Varanasi with various handicraft items. All these items are very nice and amazing.


Best Five Star Hotels In Varanasi
Radisson Hotel Varanasi, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.Rs.7,675/- to Rs.8,528/- per room per night. (Radisson Hotel Varanasi is one of the best and five star hotels in Varanasi city)


Ramada Plaza JHV, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.( 24 km away from Varanasi city)  Rs.6,366/- to Rs.19,328/- per room per night.(Ramada Plaza JHV is also one of the best and five star hotels in Varanasi city)


Hotel Clarks Varanasi, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. ( 1 km away from Varanasi Railway Station) Rs.9,639/- to Rs.10.773/- per room per night.


India Varanasi, 59, Patel Nagar, Cantt, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. (2.9 km away from Varanasi Junction & 4.5 km away from Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple) Rs.3,000/- to Rs.4,800/- per room per night.


Hotel Hindusthan International, C-21/3, Maldahiya, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.(3.4 km away from Kashi Vishwanath Temple & 3.9 km away from Banaras Ghats) Rs.5,500/- & Rs.7,000/- per room per night.


Cheap and Best Hotels
Hotel Relax, Parade Kothi, Cantt, Varanasi-221002, Uttar Pradesh, India. Rs.600/- per room per night.


Hotel Varuna, 22 Gulab Bagh, Sigra, Varanasi-221002, Uttar Pradesh, India.( 23 km away from Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport & 2 km away from Varanasi Junction Railway Station) Rs.2,409/- to Rs.6,577/- per room per night.( Hotel Varuna is one of the cheap and best hotels in Varanasi city)


Hotel Central Residency, Varanasi City Centre, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.Rs.2,274/- to Rs.3,866/- per room per night.


Hotel Dwarika, N-1/64-A, Nagwa Chugi, Infornt of Petrol Pump, Lanka, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. (6.7 km away from Varanasi Junction Railway Station & Banaras Hindu University(BHU). Rs.1,000/- per room per night.


Sankatha Guest House, CK-10/60 A, Bramhnal, Manikamik Ghat Chowk, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. (walking distance away from Varanasi Junction Railway Station) Rs.550/- & Rs.1,250/- per room per night.



Hotel Divine Inn, B-3/300, Shivala, Near Anand Mai Hospital, Varanasi-221001, Uttar Pradesh, India. Rs.1,550/- per room per night.


Hotel Divya, B,1/101, A-B, Assi Ghat, Varanasi-221003, Uttar Pradesh, India.(2.7 km away from Kashi Viswanath Temple & 4 km away from BHU) Rs.600/- to Rs.2,400/- per room per night.


( Rate of hotels may be changed time to time)

Note:- These all informations have been taken from different media sources such as travel sites, tourist reviews, magazines, blog reviews etc.

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