Explore Varanasi: The Oldest Living City In The World

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Dasaswamedh Ghat is located on the Ganga. Two Hindu legends are said to be associated with this Ghat

Dasaswamedh Ghat

Kashi Vishwanath Temple, one of India's oldest temples, is located in Varanasi's Vishwanath Gali.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Assi Ghat, the most southern ghat in Varanasi, is renowned as a residence for long-term foreign students, researchers, and tourists.

Assi Ghat

The Chunar Fort, also known as Chandrakanta Chunargarh and Charanadri, is located in the Mirzapur district.

Chunar Fort

The Ramnagar Fort is on the opposite bank of the Ganges from Varanasi built by Maharaja Balwant Singh in the 18th century

Ramnagar Fort & Museum

Manikarnika Ghat is one of the holiest cremation grounds. The Ganges Ghat is named after the earrings of the Hindu goddess Sati.

Manikarnika Ghat

Alamgir Mosque combines Hindu and Muslim beliefs. The mosque's lower portion is a Hindu temple, making it stand out.

Alamgir Mosque

Established in 2004 at Budh Vihar Colony in Varanasi, Banaras Silk Emporium is a world-renowned manufacturer, wholesaler, and exporter of traditional silk sarees.

The Banaras Silk Emporium

Shivala Ghat, one of the largest ghats in Varanasi, was erected by King Balwant Singh in honour of Lord Shiva.

Shivala Ghat

Sarnath, a religiously significant site, is only 10 km from Varanasi. The name Sarnath comes from the Sanskrit word 'Saranganatha,' which means 'lord of deers.'


The religiously significant Durga Temple or Monkey Temple is located on the Sankat Mochan road.

Monkey Temple (Durga Temple)

Manmandir Ghat, one of the oldest Ghats in Varanasi, is just 5 kilometres from the Varanasi Junction and is famed for its Rajput-style architecture

Manmandir Ghat

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in 1916, is an institution of learning with a global reputation.

Banaras Hindu University

Darbhanga Ghat lies between Dashaswamedh and Rana Mahal. This ghat honours a Darbhanga royal family.

Darbhanga Ghat