Varanasi City or Benaras is India's cultural capital, which has been the major pilgrimage destination for Hindus since ages. It is world's oldest living city and its origins are still not well known.The city of Varanasi is visited by thousands of visitors every year because of its excellent offerings in the form of Hinduism, spiritualism, mysticism and Indian philosophy.
Monuments of Varanasi are an important factor which lures tourist in large numbers to this holy city of India.Varanasi is renowned for the temples and Ghats.All these Ghats are rich with meaning and significance.Some of the attractions are- Kedareshvara temple, Ram nagar fort and palace, Sarnath, Ghats etc.
For all leisure as well as business travelers, there are a large number of Varanasi hotels to put up in. There are many accommodation options at hotels in Varanasi and are plenty to offer a wide choice to the tourists. Most of the hotels in Varanasi are located around these ghats and provide easy access to the devotes who stay here.
Varanasi is famous city for shopping.Varanasi is famous for handicraft items,silk sarees, carpets and brocades. Varanasi also offers stone inlay work, Glass beads and bangles, wood and clay toys, Zari work and exquisite gold jewellery.
The restaurants of Varanasi are widespread and most tend to favour the traditional cuisine of Uttar Pradesh.Restaurants in Varanasi offer a variety of cuisine. Good Indian food is available in Varanasi.Some of the popular Restaurants in Varanasi are -Mandarin Restaurant,Shashi Restaurant,Yelchico Bar& Restaurant.
Entertainment in Varanasi, is the integral part of the life of localities here which is why they especially youngsters love to spend most of their time in watching movies in Banaras most popular cinema halls and in other renowned theatres.Some of the cinema halls are- Yamuna Picture Palace ,Spice Kcm Cineplex ,Anand Mandir Cinema Hall ,Natraj Cinema Hall etc.