Family and Kids in Varanasi

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Varanasi? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Varanasi, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Varanasi.
Plan a marvelous family trip at the budget you are looking without missing the fun!

Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Varanasi for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Sarnath

    Observatory

    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 deer. Sarnath from Saranganath means “lord of the Deer”. Sarnath is a city located 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi. It is near the confluence of the Ganges and the Gomati rivers i...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Kaal Bhairav Temple

    Family and Kids

    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 attention. Enter Kaal Bhairav Temple, the dust of disturbance will be lifted. The fog and haze you are in will settle. You will find a path that did not exist before, find solutions to unanswered que...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Manikarnika Ghat

    Family and Kids

    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 doorway to freedom from the cycle of births and rebirths. It is believed Lord Vishnu meditated here for many years and left his footprints in a circular marble slab. According to mythology Lord Vi...Read more
  4. Amazing Varanasi attraction for kids
    Assi Ghat

    Family and Kids

    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 big stream, known as Assi River. This was then known as Assi Ghat. Assi ghat is described as Saimbeda Tirtha. This means that if you take a dip in the waters here, even once, all your sins will be...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Durga Temple

    Family and Kids

    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 pond has stone stairs on all sides and a watch pillar at each corner. It has multi-tiered spires and is red in colour, representing the colour of Durga. The Kund was connected to the river thus the ri...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Varanasi
    Ramnagar Fort

    Family and Kids

    The Ram Nagar Fort bears brilliant testimony of a civilisation that disappeared. The Moghul Empire. The building was constructed with creamy coloured chunar sandstone. It was built in typical Mughal style of architecture, with engraved balconies, open court yards and rotundas. The fort was built on high ground and is located near the Ganges River on its eastern bank. Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant S...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Bharat Mata Temple

    Family and Kids

    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 Vidyapeeth. This shrine houses a map of undivided India carved out of marble with plains, mountains, and oceans. Mahatma Gandhi hoped this temple would serve as a cosmopolitan table for all Indian...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Archaeological Museum

    Family and Kids

    Buddha delivered his first sermon in 528 BC at Sarnath which now has a museum dedicated to him. There is an excellent display of artefacts from the Maurayan era and Gupta era. The earliest image of Buddha is housed in this museum with other Hindu Gods and Goddesses. In 1904 the Government of India decided to construct this museum on site after excavating antiquities here. Sir John Marshall, the...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    International Music Centre Ashram

    Family and Kids

    Discover more about receiving the fine art of music as a gift. Listen to tabla player Shri Keshava Rao Nayak, and santoor player Sri Shivaji Rao Nayak Kevale. Enrol in music lessons which include the sitar, tabla and flute. Concert completed, you leave with new appreciation for the International Music Centre Ashram. The tabla is a membranophone percussion instrument which is similar to bongos. ...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Harishchandra Ghat

    Family and Kids

    A man bound by duty, resilience, and honesty, a king in more ways than one. Such a man was King Harishchandra. He was the 36th king of the Solar system. His fable is very popular and taken as a yardstick for an ideal life. His name meant having golden splendour. He never took back his word and never uttered a lie in his life. This was tested heavily in his life that led to destitution and separ...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Panchganga Ghat

    Family and Kids

    Inspiring and tranquil, a wonderful combination for nirvana. Let spirituality lure you to Panchganga Ghat where the rivulets Dhutapapa and Kirana join the mythical confluence of the Yamuna, Sarasvati and the Ganga. The rivulet Dhutapapa which means Cleansed of Sin and Kirana, Sun’s Ray will enlighten your spirit. The five sanctified rivers meet at Panchganga Ghat making this place holy. I...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Banaras Hindu University

    Educational Site

    The spirited man had a vision. There are different communities in India and not just Hindus. Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Parsees should live in harmony and gather strength from each other. It was his earnest hope that the university he was about to open, will produce students that will make India proud. Thus in 1916 Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya established the Banaras Hindu University. He wa...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Sankat Mochan Temple

    Family and Kids

    Lord Hanuman is a Hindu god and an ardent devotee of Rama. If you dedicate yourself to Lord Hanuman, he will protect you from the anger of planet Saturn. People have ill placed Saturn in their horoscope and to remedy this visit Sankat Mochan Temple. This temple is devoted to the avatar of the divinity who removes all difficulties and sufferings. It is believed that temple has been built on the ...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Narad Ghat

    Family and Kids

    Narada was a celestial sage. He practised sage hood and linked it to self-cultivation and strived for balance. He believed in harmony and human perfection. He dedicated his life into finding a balance between himself and other human beings. He wanted the greater order of things. He emerged from the forehead of Lord Brahma, the Creator. Hindu mythology tells us how he chanted the name Narayana, ...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Golden Temple

    Family and Kids

    The Golden Temple in Varanasi, India is a pious Hindu temple. This is a Viswanath temple, very frequently visited by the Hindu tourists in the city. This temple is very famous for its Aarti as well. This is one experience you will cherish forever in life. Make sure to visit the temple early in the morning due to fast growing queue later in the day. No electronic gadgets like a camera and mobile...Read more