Recommended by Mapcarta
Varanasi, once known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, is a city at the banks of the Ganges river in . Being the most sacred city in Hinduism and Jainism, and important in the history of Buddhism, Varanasi is India's most important pilgrimage destination.

Varanasi Photos



Varanasi Hotels

Find your ideal hotel in Varanasi
Travel Dates

For More Information

Maps of Varanasi

Other Names for Varanasi

Bishnupriya:  বারানসি Chuvash:  Варанаси Dutch:  Benares English:  Benares Esperanto:  Varanasio French:  Vârânasî Hindi:  Kashi Hindi:  काशी Hindi:  वाराणसी Indonesian:  Benares Japanese:  ワーラーナシー Korean:  바라나시 Lithuanian:  Varanasis Polish:  Waranasi
Russian:  Варанаси Sanskrit:  वाराणसी Serbian:  Варанаси Spanish:  Benarés Tamil:  வாரணாசி Thai:  พาราณสี Banares Banāras INVNS Kāsi Varanassi Vārānasi 瓦臘納西

Localities in the Area

Landmarks in the Area

Popular Destinations in Uttar Pradesh

Escape to a Random Place

Your World is Without Borders

Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, excluding photos, directions and the map.
About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Based on the page Varanasi. See this page's contributions. Photos provided by Flickr under the copyright of their owners. Mapcarta uses the Flickr API but is not endorsed or certified by Flickr. Please contact us if you'd prefer to remove your Flickr photos from Mapcarta.