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Varanasi 2 Days Itinerary For Tourist

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Varanasi (Kashi) is a city in northern India with a rich cultural and religious heritage. Situated on the banks of the River Ganges, it is a major pilgrimage site for Hindus.

The city is known for its ancient temples, including the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple.

The Ghats of Varanasi are a series of steps leading down to the river and are used for bathing, religious ceremonies, and cremation rituals. The Dashashwamedh Ghat is the most popular and busiest of all the Ghats, where daily Aarti ceremonies are held to honor the river Ganges.

For a fulfilling experience in Varanasi in 2 days, immerse yourself in the city’s spiritual and cultural essence. We have created a detailed Varanasi trip plan to ensure you don’t miss out on the key highlights. Follow a well-crafted itinerary to explore the places to visit in varanasi in 2 days.

2 Day Itinerary of Varanasi :- Day 1

Let’s explore most important activities from Varanasi 2 Days Itinerary on Day 1 : 

1. Arrive in Varanasi and check into your hotel

2. Darshan at Baba Kalbhairav Temple (Because Its a saying that when you arrive to varanasi first you should take Permission from Baba Kalbhairav)

3. Darshan at Mritunjay Mahadev Temple (Optional)

4. Visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, which is one of the most famous and oldest temples in India.

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi

5. Darshan at Maa Annapurna Temple (This temple is near to Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple).

6. You can have rest in your hotel if you want or if you have time before the Evening ganga Aarti which starts at 6:30 PM.

7. Take a boat ride on the Ganges river in the evening you can take the boat from any ghat of varanasi but most popular ghats for starting Boat ride are Assi Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Namo Ghat & Kedar Ghat. and witness the aarti from the water.

Boat Ride on River Ganga in Varanasi

Boat Ride on River Ganga in Varanasi

8. Visit the Dashashwamedh Ghatwhich is one of the most famous ghats in Varanasi and is known for its beautiful evening aarti), either from the Boat or by walking through famous Godowlia Market.

Evening Gangaa Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat Varanasi

Gangaa Aarti Varanasi

9. Explore the nearby Manikarnika Ghat from boat or by walking, which is known as the main cremation ghat in Varanasi and is considered a sacred place by Hindus. It is advised that if you cant see the cremation you should not visit there.

10. Explore the nearby Vishwanath Gali, which is a narrow lane known for its shops selling silk sarees, jewelry, and handicrafts.

11. Have Dinner at a Local restaurant and try some of the famous street food of Varanasi

2 Day Itinerary of Varanasi :- Day 2

1. Wakeup early and be ready by 7 AM to explore other popular temples of Varanasi.

2. Darshan at Durga Mata Mandir, Durgakund (Maa Durga Mandir)

Durga Mandir, Durgakund

3. Darshan at Tulsi Manas Mandir (Bhagwan Shri Ram) which is nearby Durga Mata Mandir.

Tulsimanas Mandir, Varanasi

4. Darshan at Sankatmochan Mandir (Shri Hanuman Ji Temple).

Sankatmochan Temple

5. Explore the Banaras Hindu University campus, which is one of the largest residential universities in Asia and is known for its beautiful architecture and lush greenery.

6. Explore the New Kashi Vishwanath Temple of BHU.

Birla Temple (BHU VT), BHU

7. Visit the Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum and learn more about the history and culture of Varanasi. (It may close sometime on holidays)

8. Have Delicious Kachauri, Sabji & Jalebi Breakfast on the Streets of Varanasi & you can also try Famous Banarasi Paan.

9. Explore local handcraft market of Banarasi Sarees

Banarasi Saree

10. Visit the Sarnath and Visit there Archaeological Museum and explore the ancient Buddhist ruins and artifacts. 

sarnath archaeological site

11. Depart from Varanasi with memories of a spiritual and cultural journey.

Temples Covered in Varanasi 2 Days Itinerary

Activities Covered in Varanasi 2 Days Itinerary

Evening Ganga Aarti

Dev Deepawali

Local Shopping

Historical Sites you can visit during your Varanasi tour

Our custom designed varanasi tour itinerary takes you to explore the city’s historical sites, where you’ll witness ancient forts, and palaces.

Historical Site DescriptionDistance from Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Ramnagar Fort Ancient fort with museum and architectural marvelsApproximately 14 km
Dhamek Stupa Iconic stupa where Buddha delivered his first sermonApproximately 11 km
Sarnath Archaeological SiteSignificant Buddhist site with ancient ruins and monumentsApproximately 10 km
Chaukhandi StupaAncient stupa commemorating Buddha's first disciplesApproximately 11.5 km
Ashoka PillarHistoric pillar erected by Emperor Ashoka with ancient inscriptionsApproximately 10.5 km
Archaeological Museum Museum housing artifacts and relics from Varanasi's pastApproximately 11.5 km

Dhamek Stupa

Chaukhandi Stupa

Archaeological Site

Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

What is the best time to visit varanasi ?

The best time to explore Varanasi tourist places is between the months of October and February when Varanasi is cooler. On the other hand, the rainy months are July, August, and September. Varanasi experiences a sharp increase in temperature during the summer, from March through June.

What is the Special food of Varanasi ?

Many tourists adore the famous food of Varanasi, whether it’s

  1. Kachori sabzi,
  2. baati chokha,
  3. rabri jalebi, or
  4. tamatar chaat.

What is the time of Ganga Aarti in Varanasi?

Ganga Aarti Timings in Varanasi: Aarti begins every day around 6:00 PM(in Winter) and 7:00 PM(in Summer) in the evening. And from 5:00 AM to 7:00 AM early morning in the summer and from 5:30 AM to 7:30 AM in winter morning.

Morning Aarti( Summers)5:00 AM
Morning Aarti (Winters)5:30 AM
Evening Aarti ( Summers)6:30 PM
Evening Aarti (Winters)6:00 PM
Aarti Duration Approx 45 Minutes