Top Historical Places in Varanasi

Are you looking to explore the history of Varanasi through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Varanasi including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Varanasi. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Varanasi ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Varanasi, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Varanasi for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Varanasi with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Sarnath

    Religious Site, Observatory, Statue

    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. Ramnagar Fort

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    Ramnagar Fort

    Historical Site, Memorial, Fort

    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
  3. Archaeological Museum

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    Archaeological Museum

    Archaeological Site , Specialty Museum

    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
  4. Chaukhandi Stupa

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    Chaukhandi Stupa


    The Chaukhandi Stupa is a very fine specimen of Indian history and architecture. This huge and beautiful shrine was erected as early as during the Gupta period. This monument was built to recognize the place where Lord Buddha met his five companions who were later preached by Him. This place was later remodelled to a Mughal architectural monument by King Govardhan. You will be delighted with th...Read more