Art and Cultural Attractions in Varanasi

Varanasi Art and Cultural Activities

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Varanasi is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Varanasi a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Varanasi.

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  • Sarnath

    #1 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Varanasi
    Sarnath

    Tags: Religious Site, Observatory, Statue

    Address: Dharmpal Rd, 10 Km North of Varanasi, Varanasi, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    An old Buddhist story tells us the Bodhisattva is a deer and offers his life to the king. The king was planning to kill the doe for his feast. He was so moved that he created a park as a sanctuary for...Read more

  • Dashashwasmedh Ghat

    #2 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Varanasi
    Dashashwasmedh Ghat

    Tags: Religious Site, Outdoors, Water Body, Landmark

    Address: Varanasi U.P 221001

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The sound of the conch is a call for prayers. Come to the Dasaswamedh Ghat to rejoice in the Agni Puja. Young priests in saffron coloured dhotis starts the aarti by chanting mantras and songs. They li...Read more

  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple

    #3 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Varanasi
    Kashi Vishwanath Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, View Point

    Address: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

    Timings: 03:00 am - 11:00 am Details

    Feel close to God when you are in a temple. Feel blessed to be there and carry this closeness when you return home to your everyday life. Your presence at the temple will give you a clearer sense of p...Read more

  • Kaal Bhairav Temple

    #4 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Varanasi
    Kaal Bhairav Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: K-32/22 Bharonath, Vishweshwarganj, Varanasi.

    Timings: 05:00 am - 01:30 pm Details

    Come out of your worldly difficulties. Your mind is heavy with problems which is crucial. Who can you share them with? Where can you find peace? You cannot think or see clearly at home and you need at...Read more

  • Manikarnika Ghat

    #5 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Varanasi
    Manikarnika Ghat

    Tags: Religious Site, Water Body

    Address: Varanasi, U.P., India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Manikarnika Ghat is the main cremation Ghat of Varanasi. Manikarnika Ghat is one of the oldest and most sacred Ghats in Benaras. According to the Hindu mythology, being burned here provides an instant...Read more

  • Assi Ghat

    #6 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Varanasi
    Assi Ghat

    Tags: Religious Site, Water Body

    Address: Varanasi, U.P

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    It was a joyous moment for Goddess Durga. She triumphantly killed the demon Shumba-Nishumba. And to mark her victory she threw her sword in the Assi River. The place where the sword fell resulted in a...Read more

  • Durga Temple

    #7 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Varanasi
    Durga Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Ramnagar Road, Samne Ghat Chaumuhari, Varanasi

    Timings: 05:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Durga temple was constructed in the 18th century by a Bengali Maharani but in a North Indian style. The temple has a rectangular tank of water called the Durga Kund meaning a pond or pool. The pon...Read more

  • Bharat Mata Temple

    #8 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Varanasi
    Bharat Mata Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth Campus, Varanasi 221002

    Timings: 09:30 am - 10:00 pm Details

    The Bharat Mata Temple was built by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupta and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936. This is the only temple dedicated to Mother India and is within the campus of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi...Read more

  • Nepali Temple

    #9 of 14 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Varanasi
    Nepali Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors

    Address: Lalita Ghat Varanasi

    Timings: 04:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Nepali architecture is a unique strain of art and pragmatism. Nepal is situated in between trade routes from India to Tibet and China. Therefore Nepali architecture has been influenced by these cultur...Read more

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