Outdoor Activities in Varanasi

Outdoor activities in Varanasi are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Varanasi comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Varanasi and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Varanasi has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Varanasi.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Varanasi:

  1. #1 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 1591 itineraries
    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. #2 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 1675 itineraries
    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

  3. #3 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 1293 itineraries
    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

  4. #4 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 845 itineraries
    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

  5. #5 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 1399 itineraries
    Yoga Education Training Society

    Tags: Outdoors, Educational Site, Yoga Centre

    Address: D, 32/162, Devnathpura, Bengalitola, Varanasi 221001

    Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    You can’t touch your toes? You are not flexible? You are not strong or patient? It does not matter. Everyone starts somewhere. Give yoga a try and control your breathing, move your body and find...Read more

  6. #6 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 1561 itineraries
    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

  7. #7 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 1423 itineraries
    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

  8. #8 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 1413 itineraries
    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

  9. #9 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 813 itineraries
    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

  10. #10 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 1169 itineraries
    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

  11. #11 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 844 itineraries
    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

  12. #12 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 1210 itineraries
    International Music Centre Ashram

    Tags: Entertainment, Performance

    Address: D 33/81, Khalishpura, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 221001

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

    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 ...Read more

  13. #13 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 1312 itineraries
    Harishchandra Ghat

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Water Body

    Address: Varanasi Uttar Pradesh

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 yardst...Read more

  14. #14 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 1246 itineraries
    Panchganga Ghat

    Tags: Religious Site, Water Body, Landmark

    Address: Varanasi, India

    Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  15. #15 of 35 Outdoors Activities in Varanasi
    - Used in 937 itineraries
    Banaras Hindu University

    Tags: Educational Site, University

    Address: University Rd, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more