Places To Visit
The spectacular long sweep of Ghats on the holy Ganga is unique and creates a fascinating sight, best viewed at dawn. Life, in almost panoramic detail, unfolds here from dawn to dusk as a steady stream of devotees, swelling to thousands on auspicious days, perform rituals. The Ghats are best approached by Dashashwamedha Ghat. Here boats are available on hire.
Some of the prominent Ghats are: Assi Ghat, Prayag Ghat, Tulsi Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat, Kedar Ghat, Ahilya Bai Ghat, Sheetala Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Lalita Ghat, Sindhia Ghat, Sankatha Ghat, Panch Ganga Ghat, Durga Ghat, Gai Ghat, Raj Ghat, Mir Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Narad Ghat, Hanuman Ghat, Jain Ghat, etc.

This temple of Lord Shiva , the presiding deity of the city, is also known as Golden Temple . Varanasi is said to be the place where the first Jyotirlinga, the the fiery pillar of light by which Lord Shiva manifested his supremacy over other gods, broke through the earth's crust.
More than the Ghats and even the river Ganga, it is the Shivalinga installed in the temple that remains the devotional focus of Varanasi . Open only to Hindus. The ‘Arti' is performed here at different times and by different names in a grand manner and is worth seeing. The Mangala Arti at 3.30 a.m., Bhog Arti at 12 noon, Saptarshi Arti at 7.30 p.m., Shringar Arti at 11.00 p.m.

Near the Vishwanath Temple stands this important temple which has an idol of Goddess Annapurna. It was built in 1725 by Peshwa Baji Rao I, the Maratha chieftain. Annakoot festival is held here after Deepavali.

A prominent temple dedicated to Shani Deo, situated near the Vishwanath Temple and Annapurna Temple .

It is one of the oldest temples of the city and is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is said that the Tulsidas wrote most parts of his epic Shri Ramcharitmanas here.