Travellers Guide to Varanasi, India

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Varanasi is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India. It is called the city of lights, after all, its is not only decorated everyday with lamps and lights but with the belief and faith of millions of Hindus. You can attribute the abundant tourism to the lively, colourful, spiritual and chaotic experience you can have here – all at once! Varanasi is indeed a must visit in India, and if you want to have a quick peak into the city, read and see why I believe its is unbelievably peaceful, definitely worthy.

For the purpose of this post, I am going to list down all the places and activities which are top most tourist attraction as well as other things (like food and souvenirs) which I believe is a must try or a must buy in this city.  The places and activities listed here form the core part of Varanasi and can be visited with friends and family. +1 to this attribute!

If you find this information useful, do share it with others who are or might be planning a trip to India. Happy  and safe travels!

Varanasi Diaries PDF copy

A Mum Track Mind


  1. I like how you presented the guy, it is share-able to put it simply. It’s a picture so it can be downloaded and it’s a list-type so it’s easy to read. I will definitely share this to people who want to go to Varanasi.

  2. This is great! Love how it’s organized, so easy to follow. Excellent guide as well, I will definitely be bookmarking this for future reference hehe 😀

  3. Excellent guide and just an awesome info graphic! There is no better way to learn about the best places to visit then from a local! Are you going to do more like this as it would be so helpful for so many people!

  4. Great guide , amazing job you have done. The best way to get to know places , always ask the locals ! I live on a holiday island myself , before I came to live over here , I was visiting the typical touristy rip off places as well . Knowing the place now and calling it home has turned me into a ‘guide ‘ for so many visitors coming over . Showing people around is a great way to get to see so many ‘secret places’ yourself .

  5. Very direct yet informative guide. I like how you summarised the details through graphics! Very catchy! Never been in any part of India but I would definitely love to. 🙂

  6. This is an excellent idea, posting an infographic. People going to Vanarasi can simply save the infographic on their phones for use as a reference to all the places they might wish to visit.

    1. I find it a nice idea too robert. I think i need to do this for some of my travel blog posts because i tend to post a lot of photos. Hehehe

      1. You definitely should. I have three more of such intographics in line for India. They give you quick info. Do let me know if u decide to do this, I would love to take a look at it.

  7. Thanks for the tips! India is the number one next country on my bucket list. I did not know that Varanasi was called The City of Lights! I would like to visit some December, I think, and try the spinach chaat!

    1. Oh nice. You should definitely visit Varanasi and I can take u around if I am still in this city. I will be writing posts on other cities in India so you can keep tuned

  8. Wow I love that list: it looks like a professional folder. How did you make this? It’s always good to have a local guide showing where to go. Then you end up in the best places of the city.

    1. Yeah, exactly! I live in Varanasi – no traveller can know what a local knows so I am going to create a series for Varanasi and then for other cities in India. You will be surprised to know I made that in Pages for mac. 😉

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