Varanasi (Banaras), located in Uttar Pradesh, about 400 kms (250 miles) from Khajuraho, about
680 kms (424 miles) from Delhi, is situated on the west bank of the holiest of all Indian rivers, the
Ganges. The life and activities in the city center are around the holy river with men, women and
children coming down to the river early in the mornings to wait for the rising sun when immersion
in the sacred river will cleanse them of their sufferings and wash their sins away. Varanasi has
always been associated with philosophy and wisdom, a place of learning for many years, where
the Banaras Hindu University carries on this tradition. Inflow of pilgrims has developed Varanasi
as a trade center. Today the city is renowned for its silk weavers, who prepare the finest types of
woven silk fabrics. Banaras silk sari or shawl is traditionally a single colored textile with motifs and
patterns woven in gold or silver threads, intricately. Varanasi is an airport, a railway station and is
well connected by roadways.
Getting around: Personal and rental autos, taxis, buses and tour vehicles.
Tourist seasons: High tourist season is October to March, mid season April, May and September and
low season June to August.
Weather: Climatological Information Varanasi, India, source India Meteorological Department.
Altitudes and other factors may substantially influence the weather conditions in the same city,
town and neighborhood. Historical data may not be relied on for current conditions. Visit relevant
source for other climate variables
100mm = 3.9370 inches, 50mm = 1.9685 inches,
25mm = 0.9842 inches, 12.5mm = 0.4921 inches
Climatological information is based on monthly averages for the 49-year period 1952-
Attention: Please note that the averaging period for climatological information and the
definition of "Mean Number of Rain Days" quoted in this web site may be different for
different countries. Hence, care should be taken when city climatologies are compared.
Tour sites and attractions: View and participate in the Hindu spiritualism, mysticism, prayers,
rituals on the Ghats (the river front platforms, stairs and structures) of the holy river, visit
Ashrams, numerous Hindu temples, Buddhist Stupas, Jain temples, Benaras Hindu University,
Ramnagar Fort and Museum, Bharat Kala Bhavan, archeological museum at Sarnath and India’s
National emblem the Ashoka Pillar, sightseeing, boating, cruising and more
Tour packages: Air, hotel, auto rental, tour packages by air, road, transfers from airport to hotel
and back, local sightseeing and other combinations.
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