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Also known as Banaras or Kashi, Varanasi is a beautiful city located on the banks of Ganga River in Uttar Pradesh. Being the spiritual capital of India, this city played a vital role in the development of Buddhism in the past.
Best time to visit
The best season to visit this city of temples is between October and March as the temperature during this time is quite comfortable, ranging between 5 to 15 degrees Celsius. As the weather is cool and pleasant, one can have a great time exploring the city all day long.
Things to do/Places to Visit
Apart from being home to several temples along with the world-famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple which was built way back in the 1770’s, Varanasi has become a vital industrial centre which is quite famous for its silk and muslin fabrics, especially Banarasi silk sarees, sculptures and ivory works to begin with. The holy river Ganga offers not only a divine viewing experience but also entertains visitors as the latter can indulge in river rafting and backpacking activities near it. The Dashashwamedh Ghat leads to the banks of Ganga and being the main ghat in the city, one can view the spectacular Ganga Aarti every evening which is performed by many priests. Treat your taste buds with some lip-smacking chaats, kachoris and lassi at Deena Chat Bhandar and Kashi Chat House. Varanasi is also quite famous for its delicious pedas and sweets.
OYO Rooms: hotels in Varanasi
If you wish to drown in the amazing and rich culture and heritage that the holy city of Varanasi has to offer, then finding affordable and good accommodation is the key to making your trip even more enjoyable. OYO Premium is just what you need to find a comfortable budget hotel in Varanasi and ensure that your trip is hassle-free and eased out throughout. Various OYO Premium hotels are located in the lively Gulab Bagh Colony which is just 15 minutes away from the world-renowned Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Dashashwamedh Ghat. Being the perfect place to stay for people who are looking to explore the various temples and ghats in the city, many Varanasi hotels next to the IP Mall Sigra allows you to indulge in some retail therapy as well during the trip. This hotel offers parking facilities along with complimentary breakfast to its guests. Religious people can also opt for the OYO Rooms near Sankat Mochan Temple in Rampuri Colony and near Assi Ghat as most of the temples and religious places are in close proximity from here. The OYO rooms near the Varanasi Railway Station are a great option for individuals who are visiting the city for official work or need to make a short trip to the city for some work. Staying right next to the railway station allows you to use a good amount of time in getting your work done no matter whether personal or official as you can always pack your bags at the last minute and head to the station in a jiffy! Parking and laundry services are offered at all the budget hotels in Varanasi along with complimentary breakfast. The OYO rooms near the station are located on Vidyapeeth Road and offer extremely affordable rates for leisure travellers along with some great spa parlours to relax you. Being an affordable hotel in Varanasi, it gets booked quite quickly throughout the year. Book your accommodation in the perfect hotel in Varanasi today and make the most of your trip to this holy city!