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Would like to visit Varanasi this year

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Would like to visit Varanasi this year

Hi Team

I am from Bangalore, I am planning to take 5 days vacation to travel Varanasi and near by places. Could you please guide me to prepare a plan for the trip. Best time to visit, best way to travel, locations to be covered, places to stay, caring on food, and other specific requirements.

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1. Re: Would like to visit Varanasi this year

If weather is concern then October/November is good time.At least 2 days should be given to Varanasi and 1 day to Allahabad.If interested you can plan for Bodhgaya,its 4 hr road journey one side.

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2. Re: Would like to visit Varanasi this year

Hi Biju P

Welcome to the trip advisor forums.

My favourite time to visit Varanasi in October/November, usually during Deepawali. I've been several times and will be back several more in future. But in October, the ghats are sometimes caked in mud and it can make walking quite difficult.

Travel - Indigo seem to do direct flights from Bangalore to Varanasi, but they are quite expensive. Not sure about trains, nothing came up on the Cleartrip site.

For 4 nights in Varanasi - save at least three for the city itself and perhaps make a day trip somewhere, Sasaram or Allahabad as Rahul has suggested above.

If this is your first visit there, I would highly recommend one or two walking tours, especially for the first day.

(if you need recommendations, just ask).

As for hotels, you will get some good suggestions if you can mention your hotel budget per night.

Those are just a few ideas for now

All the best


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3. Re: Would like to visit Varanasi this year

Dear Biju,

Welcome to Varanasi.

Best you come by flights from Bangalore to Varanasi.

2 complete days are enough for Varanasi. Must take during these would be morning boat ride, evening aarti by boat, Sarnath, City tour, Walk Tour and visit to Death Hostel or Widow Ashram.

Day trips from Varanasi is possible for Allahabad and Bodhgaya.

Have wonderful Tour Varanasi.

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