Varanasi is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Varanasi one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Varanasi is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Varanasi or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Varanasi. Explore the historical monuments of Varanasi with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Varanasi guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Varanasi page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Varanasi landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Varanasi.
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Dharmpal Rd, 10 Km North of Varanasi, Varanasi, India
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 c...
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Near Vyas Mandir, Ram Nagar, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001
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 o...
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Sarnath, Near Sangharama Monastery, Varanasi
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 exca...