16 Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

Summary:

Did you know that Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world? I didn’t either! Till I traveled to Varanasi with my beautiful wife.

Unpopular opinion: I would rather travel again to Varanasi and learn more about what it has to offer than visit other, mainstream couple-friendly places. In this blog, I’ll share with you the 16 best places to visit in Varanasi for couples.

Introduction

Varanasi is an ancient city of Uttar Pradesh, reeking spirituality and vibrancy. I’m yet to recover from the spread of lights across the Ganges river during the aarti. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the city and the warmth of its people.

Strolling in the beautiful streets of Varanasi, you’ll find what they’re most famous for – glass bangles, handicrafts, gold and silver thread work, carpet weaving, and some of the most artistic brass ware.

The city has retained its old-world charms, giving you a homely experience – isn’t that the best type of experience? Let’s get right into the top 10 places to visit in Varanasi for couples. Start filling up your itinerary already!

10 Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

1. The Ganges

The Ganges - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
The Ganges – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

Allow me to convince you to block your evenings for the Ganga aarti. We walked up to the Ganges in the early evening and purchased some fresh flowers and a candle. After offering them to the river, we watched it float away as we sat on the banks of the river Ganga.

Accompanied by a soft drizzle, it was a beautiful and romantic evening! The Ganga aarti that followed left our hearts full and content. It is one of the most romantic places to visit in Varanasi for couples.

Know before you go:

The river Ganga is named after th Hindu Goddess – Ganga. People consider the Ganges to have purifying powers, and hence come to wash away their sins and aim to be better people. The Ganges also provides drinking and cleaning water to over 600 million people.

2. Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

Visiting temples is the best way to appreciate ancient architecture and disconnect from the world – even if it’s just for 15 minutes. When you enter the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, you will be asked to safely place your cameras, phones, and bags in a locker, and entirely discard your stress and worries.

Know before you go:

The Kashi Vishwanath temple caught on the nickname of the Golden Temple because of its striking golden sphere (and occasional long lines). The architectural design of this temple is an inspiration to many other temple designs.

3. Dhamek Stupa (Sarnath Park)

Dhamek Stupa - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Dhamek Stupa – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

Dhamke Stupa, one of the most enchanting places to visit in Varanasi for couples, is 12 kilometers from the village of Sarnath. When you see a massive stone and brick structure that’s 43.6 meters tall and 28 meters in diameter, you have arrived at your destination.

Built almost 1,500 years ago, this massive stone is a replica of a 249 BCE structure.

Know before you go:

Although Varanasi is a land for Hindus, the Dhamek Stupa gains its popularity from Buddhism. It is believed that Buddha gave his first sermon at the Dhamek Stupa. The revelation of the eightfold path after he achieved enlightenment is believed to have happened at the Dhamek Stupa.

4. Dasaswamedha Ghat

Dasaswamedha Ghat - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Dasaswamedha Ghat – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

The Dasaswamedha Ghat creates the perfect atmosphere as one of the best places to visit in Varanasi for couples. You can walk and chat among flower sellers covered with bright and bold colors and even take a boat ride in the beautiful Ganga.

Know before you go:

Remember when I told you about Ganga Arti? That happens here! Get there around 7 PM to enjoy the quietness and then watch how people gather around the river (also so you get the front seat). It’s a sight for a lifetime!

5. Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Banaras Hindu University – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

The Banaras Hindu University dates back to 1916, and is still Asia’s largest residential university. The better part, obviously, is that they’ll let you look around the beautiful place! It’s 1,300 acres long and a perfect way for you to get a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Remember to swing by the beautiful on-campus museum – Bharat Kala Bhavan. Get ready to witness some of the most intrinsic miniature paintings, and 1,00,000 other artifacts that wow the archeological and artistic world.

6. Varanasi fun city

Varanasi fun city - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Varanasi fun city – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

Everything is more fun with some adventure, isn’t it? If you love pumped adrenaline, the fun city is one of the best places to visit in Varanasi for couples. You’ll be in store for some crazy water rides!

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Know before you go:

The fun city is open from 11 AM to 4:40 PM. So plan your day accordingly!

7. Assi Ghat

 

Assi Ghat - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Assi Ghat – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

I have kept the very best for the approaching end – The Assi Ghat. Varanasi is home to a number of ghats, and dare I say, the Assi Ghat is among the best places to visit in Varanasi for couples. Beneath a sacred fig tree, exists Assi Ghat’s star attraction – the Shiva lingam.

It’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset with your partner and have a hearty talk.

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The Assi Ghat will give you a better and more intimate experience of the Ganga aarti. They also conduct morning yoga sessions with some soulful music everyday. You, your partner, some yoga, sunrise, and refreshing music – sounds perfect, doesn’t it?

8. Ramnagar fort

Ramnagar fort - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Ramnagar fort – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

Located opposite Tulsi Ghat, The Ramnagar fort was built by the ruler of Kashi. The fort has a temple dedicated to Ved Vyasa and another one for Lord Hanuman. There’s also a small surprise for museum lovers – a museum with the ancient collectibles of the royal family is situated in the fort.

Know before you go:

The fort is a must-visit especially in the months of October-November where a month-long ram leela is performed. You’ll watch beautiful glimpses from the Ramayana enacted during these months.

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9. Sarnath Deer Park

Sarnath Deer Park - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Sarnath Deer Park – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

The Sarnath Deer park is situated 2kms from the Sarnath railway station. The park is filled with flora and fauna spread over 33 acres. It was built in 1956 to educate people about wildlife conservation and protection.

Know before you go:

There’s a small story behind this park. Lord Buddha took the form of a deer to sacrifice his life for another. The then ruler was moved by this, and hence dedicated an entire park for deers to move freely away from hunters.

10. Chinese temple

Chinese Temple - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Chinese Temple – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

The Chinese temple is a beautiful place to visit and stay in. You must visit the temple for its beautiful infrastructure and greenery that surrounds it. One of the most silent and historic places, it is one of the best places to visit for couples in Varanasi.

Know before you go:

This temple was actually built by a Chinese emperor who wanted to showcase the chinese civilization. It’s a temple for Lord Buddha.

11. Jantar Mantar, Varanasi

Jantar Mantar - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Jantar Mantar – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

Jantar Mantar in Varanasi was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1737. This is one of the five observatories built by him.

Know before you go:

Maharaja Jai Singh, the mind behind Jantar Mantar had a deep interest in astronomy. As a result, he built Jantar Mantar to measure the time, altitude, and declination of the sun, stars and planets.

12. Ravidas Park

Ravidas Park - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Ravidas Park – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

The Ravidas Park is noted to be the birthplace of Ravidas. The huge park has a statue of Ravidas and is perfect for visiting with your partner. The silence and privacy offered makes it an ideal place for couples.

Know before you go:

Saint Ravidas had a very strong voice, and fought against casteism and truly believed in “one god, one caste.” He was a leader for many.

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13. Nehru Park, Varanasi

Nehru Park - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Nehru Park – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

If you’re up for a heartful jog, Nehru park is the place for you. It has a wonderful area where kids can play and pass their time. There are also many recreational activities and events that take place at the park. You can even plan a mini picnic with your partner!

Know before you go:

There are different timings for different days. You must check with someone before planning your visit.

Some other best places to visit in Varanasi

1. Manikarnika Ghat

Manikarnika Ghat - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Manikarnika Ghat – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

While the Ganges will leave you feeling content, and the Kashi temple feeling positive, the Manikarnaka Ghat will take your emotions to a completely different spiral. The Manikarnaka Ghat is an auspicious place for funerals.

“Umm.. romantic getaway? A cremation? Are you serious?” Yes, I am. It’s a sight you will never forget. I know I won’t. In fact, tour guides will charge you a bomb to walk you through this sight! If watching funerals up-close makes you uncomfortable, you can even take a boat ride and watch it from a distance.

Know before you go:

The Manikarnaka Ghat is close to people’s sentiments because of the belief that the one who departs from here attains ‘moksha’ (goes to heaven). As a result, over 100 funerals take place everyday at this auspicious Ghat.

2. Shri Durga Temple

Shri Durga Temple - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Shri Durga Temple – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

A second temple on our list, the Shri Durga temple is one of the must-visit places to visit in Varanasi for couples. Just look out for red, and you’ll reach this 300-year-old temple. You’ll find a breath of fresh air in this temple.

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To the contrasting red of the temple, you’ll find white pretty swans floating in a pool outside the temple. Like every other temple in Varanasi, Shri Durga temple has a nickname too – The monkey temple! So, you may or may not find lots of monkeys jumping around.

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3. Market

Varanasi Market - Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples
Varanasi Market – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

Um, did you just say shopping? I did! The markets of Varanasi – Thatheri Bazar, Vishwanath lane, Golghar, and Dal Mandi market were some of the many markets we visited during our trip. We got a beautiful banarasi silk saree for my wife, some wooden toys, glass beads, bangles, and garments whose quality is top-notch!

I would definitely recommend you to have some extra space in your suitcase.

Know before you go:

You’ll need enough time to explore each of these markets. 

Writing this blog made me reminisce about my days in Varanasi and live them all over again. Now it’s your turn – go ahead and explore the city of lights and let me know what you enjoy doing the most in the comments below!

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FAQs – Best Places To Visit in Varanasi For Couples

What is Varanasi famous for?
Varanasi is most famous for its ghats. The best places to visit in Varanasi are the Dasaswamedha Ghat, Assi Ghat and many more. We have mentioned it in the above blog. 

Is 2 days enough in Varanasi?
Yes, 2 days is more than enough in Varanasi. The best places to visit in Varanasi are the river Ganges, the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the Banaras Hindu University and much more. The city will give you enough love in 2 days, but you can stay there even for a week or so.

What is the famous food of Varanasi?
The most famous food of Varanasi is Kachori Sabji, Chena Dahi Vada. Baati Chokha or litti chokha. These mouth-watering delicacies can be enjoyed in Varanasi. 

What is the best time to visit Varanasi?
Varanasi has beautiful weather in the months of November to February. These months are relatively cold, and you can roam around the city and explore the best places to visit in Varanasi without getting tired.

What are the top sightseeing places in Varanasi?
The river Ganges, Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple, Dhamek Stupa and Dasaswamedha Ghat are few of the top sightseeing places in Varanasi.

What are the best outdoor activities in Varanasi?
If you’re feeling like spending the day out in the sun, you can visit the Sarnath Ravidas or Nehru Park in Varanasi. If you’re also in the mood for some adrenaline rush, you can enjoy the rides at Varanasi fun city.

How much does it cost to go to Varanasi?
The average cost for one person visiting Varanasi for a week comes up to around Rs. 10,000 approximately. However, this cost of your travel will depend on the place you leave from, and the above-mentioned price can be a little less or more depending on the season.

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