Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Varanasi

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

  1. Sarnath

    #1 of 4 Historical Places 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

  2. Ramnagar Fort

    #2 of 4 Historical Places in Varanasi
    Ramnagar Fort

    Tags: Historical Site, Memorial, Fort

    Address: Near Vyas Mandir, Ram Nagar, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 s...Read more

  3. Archaeological Museum

    #3 of 4 Historical Places in Varanasi
    Archaeological Museum

    Tags: Archaeological Site , Specialty Museum

    Address: Sarnath, Near Sangharama Monastery, Varanasi

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 Bu...Read more

  4. Chaukhandi Stupa

    #4 of 4 Historical Places in Varanasi
    Chaukhandi Stupa

    Tags: Monument

    Address: Rishpattan Rd, Near Sarnath Museum, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221007

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 th...Read more

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