Quick facts

Varanasi

Honored for being the oldest living cities in the world, the holy Hindu city of Varanasi is also known as Banaras and Kashi. Displaying the best picturesque of Indian culture, it’s the most colourful and fascinating Hindu pilgrimage sites in India. Several pilgrims come here to wash away their sins by dipping in river Ganges. Besides the religious significance, Varanasi is also famous for its local specialties, Banarsi saree, pan, and peda. Seated on the northern belt of India, this glittering city of Varanasi experience extreme weather conditions, especially in summer and winter.

Population

1.202 million

State

Uttar Pradesh

Culture

Hindu

Language

English
Hindi
Urdu

weather

  • jan
    70C
    280C
  • feb
    90C
    300C
  • mar
    130C
    400C
  • apr
    190C
    450C
  • may
    250C
    440C
  • jun
    280C
    420C
  • jul
    280C
    370C
  • aug
    260C
    340C
  • sep
    240C
    320C
  • oct
    200C
    320C
  • nov
    140C
    290C
  • dec
    90C
    240C
  • best month
    January
    February
    November
    December

must see

Food and Beverage

Budget Eats

Dosa Cafe
It is a South Indian three-table café in Varanasi. Run by a local couple, this café is famous for serving an out-of-the-box fusion of traditional south Indian dishes coming out from Chef Ranjana’s kitchen. Creatively cooked idli and dosa are the special attractions of this small café.  

Must Try: Cheese Masala Dosa & Chocolate idli
Location: Dashaswmedh Ghat Road

Brown Bread Bakery
This bakery is quite famous in Varanasi, and the credit goes to its interesting menu. Offering a menu full of 40 varieties of European-quality cheese & 30 varieties of bread, this bakery is also famous for offering fantastic glimpses of the river Ganges with Indian classical music in the background.

Must Try: Pasta & Sandwiches
Location: Pandey Ghat, Bangali Tola

Aman e Khas
This place is heaven for all those individuals who are looking for some meat dishes in the veg-loving Varanasi. Offering a menu full of varieties of tandoori kebabs, Aman e Khas is equally famous for its chicken handi curry. Beside food, its services and ambience both are worth paying a visit here.  

Must Try: Tandoori Kebabs & Chicken Curry 
Location: Ravindrapuri Rd, Bhelpur

Dolphin Restaurant 
It’s a roof top Indian restaurant at Rashmi Guest House that is perched high above the Man Mandir Ghat at Varanasi. Its breezy balcony offer fantastic views of the river Ganges which makes it a perfect place for having an Indian evening meal.  Also serves illicit beer, which is found here only in Varanasi.   

Must Try: Tandoori Kebabs & Chicken Curry 
Location: 16/30 Man Mandir Ghat

Not So Budget Friendly

Darbhanga
It’s the perfect place to rest your hunger with Indian and Thai food. This Indian restaurant is quite popular among locals and tourist alike for serving a good list of mouth-watering continental and Thai food options. If you are in Varanasi, must visit Darbhanga to enjoy a classic meal.  

Must Try: Palak Chaman & Aloo Chaat
Location: Near Dashaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi

Caton Royal
Varanasi’s one of best top-end choices, Caton Royal isn’t only famous for endowing great values, but also for its global hodgepodge. Housed inside a nearly 200-year-old heritage building, this place is famous for its traditional Indian thali, but you’ll also get Chinese, Thai & Mexican dishes here. 

Must Try: Indian Thali
Location: Mall Road

The Keshari Restaurant
It’s no less than a paradise for vegetarians! Known as much for its dizzying array of excellent cuisines as for its implacable services, its half-century old interior is equally famous like its food. You’ll find out more than 40 varieties of paneer curries alone here. But, they can be a bit oily.

Must Try: Palak Paneer
Location: 14/8 Godaulia, Varanasi

The Great Kabab Factory 
It’s one of three dining options available at Radisson Hotel. Chef here uses regional ingredients to give an authentic local taste to each dish that is being served. If you wish to try its Mughlai dishes beside its specialty- kabas, then don’t forget to book in advance. Table reservation is needed. 

Must Try: Kabab  
Location: The Mall Road, Nadesar, Varanasi

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