10 Romantic Places In Varanasi, India

romantic places in varanasi

India is the land of beautiful culture, tradition, and delicious food. Did you know that it is not Egypt or some other country that has the oldest civilization, it is India? The best part is Varanasi is said to be the oldest city in the world. It is one of the most amazing cities in India which you must visit. It’s situated in the northern state of India called Uttar Pradesh. The atmosphere of the city is perfectly oriented on the edge of the holy river Ganga, where you can grab the scene of red sunset in the evening. To make the best of your vacation in Varanasi, check out the best hotels for couples and hotels near Varanasi Junction Railway Station. Then visit some of its 10 romantic places in Varanasi.

1. Ramnagar Fort Museum

Main Entrance of Ramnagar Fort, Varanasi
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The Mughal-styled museum of Ramnagar Fort is immersed into the underground of the Fort. Considered one of the historical places in Varanasi, this museum harbors a rare and antique collection of ivory works, vintage cars of America, medieval costumes, gold ornaments, silver works, old guns, elephant saddles, and others. There are many books, manuscripts of ancient time and Mughal miniature illustrated books are also found here, especially who love to read books can investigate further with the help of it. This aged museum is located 14 km (8.6 mi) away from the railway station and 2 km (1.2 mi) from Banaras Hindu University, UP.

Ramnagar Fort Mmuseum

Address: Ram Nagar, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221008

Opening hours: 10am - 5:30pm

Website: Ramnagar Fort Museum

Opening hours: 10am - 5:30pm

2. Shri Vishwanath Mandir

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, BHU 03
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The most attractive and glamorous temple of Hindus known as Golden temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva; situated at the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi. It is the tallest temple tower in the world that allures many tourists from around the world incessantly. Its ceiling and walls are enfolded mostly with marble. On the inner walls of it, you will find long inscriptions of the entire text of Bhagavad Gita (i.e., the holy book of Hindu) and extracts from sacred Hindu scriptures with illustrations. It is believed that if a devotee goes on a pilgrimage of this temple and a takes dip in the Ganges, it will lead a devotee to Moksha (emancipation).

Shri Vishwanath Mandir

Address: Lahori Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

Website: Shri Vishwanath Mandir

Opening hours: 4am -11pm

3. Deer Park

Deer Park, Sarnath
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A very nice park that will mesmerize you with the view of deers flocking inside the enclosures. One can easily have the closest glance of this creature through the pits of a fence. Moreover, it has a very minimal entry fee which means you can enjoy nature and its creature at once by spending less. Get to feel the quiet and unwinding air with isolation and peace, exactly far from your noisy life. It is an unmistakable destination in Sarnath. The park is very special for Buddhists as it is where the Buddha first delivered his sermon on Dharma.

Deer park

Address: Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221007

Website: Deer Park

Opening hours: 9am - 8pm

4. Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum

Krishna Govardhana. Bharat Kala Bhavan, ni03-24
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A must place to visit in Banaras. The museum has a wide-ranging collection belonging to different time periods. I still can’t forget that moment when I saw those miniatures, paintings, textiles and costumes, decorative art, coins and stone sculptures with accurate engravings. I was totally captivated by that. The most interesting among them where many items made of gold, jade, and platinum that are proudly displayed. It is such a good collection as it reflects the enrichment of Indian history and culture from the unique museum in Varanasi. Nevertheless, the museum is located at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi.

Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum

Address: Banaras Hindu University, Semi Circle Road No. 3 Opp Institute of Mgmt Studies, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005

Website: Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum

Opening hours: 10:30 am - 4:40 pm

5. Dhamek Stupa

14. Dhamek Stupa, Sarnath
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The most important sight and significance of being the exact spot of Buddha’s first sermon in Sarnath. There are lovely elaborate carvings on the halfway of the monument on some sides. The stupa is well maintained with manicured gardens and benches with trees providing shades on hot afternoons. It is famous due to its antiquity and the site is open from sunrise to sunset. Can be visited at any time of the year.

Dhamek Stupa

Address: Dharmapala Rd, Singhpur, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221007

Website: Dhamek Stupa

Price: 100 INR (1.46 USD)

6. Varanasi Fun City

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Summertime is getting nearer and definitely, you would have been planning to steal some hours of fun to get rid of this hot weather. If it is so with you, then you must go for the first and best water park in Varanasi. Hereby, I suggest the Funcity during the summer season. It is a very enjoyable place for you and your family or friends to hang out. I am quite sure that you won’t regret it once you enter this fun time city, where the price is fine. It is located on Panch Karoshi road, 3 km (1.8 mi) far away from Sarnath.

Varanasi Fun City

Address: Pandeypur Panchkoshi Road, In Front of St. Mary Convent School Daniyalpur, Sona Talab, Uttar Pradesh 221007

Website: Varanasi Fun City

Opening hours: 11am - 4:40pm

7. Dashashwamedh Ghat

Dashashwamedh Ghat
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One of the best things to do in Varanasi is to visit Dashashwamedh Ghat, the oldest, most spectacular and essential ghat, located at the bank of the river Ganga near the old Vishwanath temple. This ghat is famous for its ‘Agni Pooja’ (fire worship) which is held daily in the evening by a group of the priest who is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Agni as well as the universe. The great part is to see the excellent and colorful riverfront view. A temple at the ghat looks very attractive where a large crowd of the devotees takes bath in the early mornings. It is located on the Dashashwamedh Ghat road, Godwali in Varanasi.

Dashashwamedh Ghat

Address: Dashashwamedh Ghat Rd, Ghats of Varanasi, Godowlia, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

Website: Dashashwamedh Ghat

Opening hours: 24 hours

8. Sarnath Museum

Löwenkapitell im Sarnath Museum 1991
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The oldest archaeological museum in India, which will take you back to the second century. It has mainly Buddhist antique pieces. Within this museum, the first thing to notice when you enter the main door is the incredible Ashoka Pillar. Beyond this is a wing filled with primordial stone images of the Buddha, one, in particular, has the most serene look. Then you will find five galleries – Shakya Simha, Tathagata, Ashutosh Trimurti, and Triratna. Each displays images of gods and goddess in various forms. It is located near Dharmapala road at Sarnath in Varanasi.

Sarnath Museum

Address: Saranth Station Rd, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221007

Website: Sarnath Museum

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm

Price: 100 INR (1.46 USD)

9. Golden Temple

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The Buddhist temple features a whimsically painted shrine and showcases astonishing arts and carvings on the walls. Its lawns and gardens are well kept, very tidy and spacious. All visitors should go through the itinerary of this temple. You can make your voyage more interesting and don’t forget to note those monuments and artifacts. By visiting this monastery you will get to learn the Buddhist culture. It’s the most divine and peaceful place just beyond words, it is to be felt by an individual with a hugely enthusiastic and big concern to know about Buddhism. It is located just a few miles away from Sarnath Murali road in Varanasi.

Golden temple

Address: Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221007

10. Godowlia Market

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Godowlia Market is the oldest and most-loved market for the variety it offers. It also has the additional privilege to offer goods at wholesale. It has narrow lanes lined by tiny shops and squat buildings on ether sides. These shops sell household items to hardware, fine silk, and other costumes. Even if you are planning for shopping just walking through and taking a look around should be fun and more accessible to you. Moreover, you can judge the quality of the materials required. The market is nearly 3 km (1.9 mi) from Varanasi Cant Railway Station.

Godowlia Market

Address: Dashaswmedh Road, Ramapura Luxa, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001

Website: Godowlia market

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm

Rejuvenate your life

Happiness is all we need in our life. Find your happiness in this beauty of Varanasi. Plan your trip with your beloved family or friends and have a happy journey. For more accommodation options, check out some budget hotels and heritage hotels as well. You will love the laid back vibe of the city and admire its pure nature as well as you will learn a lot about history and its mystery.

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