Visit Varanasi

Hand-picked Travel Guides & Stories on The Yellow Tuk-Tuk

Introduction

Old city of Varanasi is a beautiful place with magnificent riverside views and a boating experience like none other – truly unmatched by anything else in the world!

We encourage independent travel, and therefore offer an offbeat Varanasi Travel Guide on our Travel Guides & Stories portal The Yellow Tuk-Tuk. Our guide is designed for intrepid travellers who prefer wandering on their own to explore.

Besides its biggest attraction…the Ganges, Varanasi is famous for its historical temples. Literally, thousands of temples line up the streets and alleys of this ancient city. Manoeuvring your ways to these temples can be tricky business. That is why we have recently tied-up with the aces at Temple Tours who organize everything for you – local transportation, temple entry bookings and also look after your safety.

Divine Mornings by the Ganges

One of the most enchanting experiences you can get in the world is witnessing the sun rise over the Ganges in Varanasi. The sounds of the daily morning rituals (Aarti) performed by the priests, of the temple bells ringing and of the chirping birds mingled with the calmness of the river and of the water splashing from the rowing boats creates a truly magical atmosphere.

The best place to enjoy the sunrise is being on the ghats (the stairways leading to the river) watching the sun appear over the east bank of the river. Alternatively you may also be boating and watch the golden rays of the sun begin to shine on the several heritage buildings of the ancient city Kashi lining the west bank.

Mystical Evenings on the Ghats

Contrary to the wee hours, evenings in the city are typically bustling with an unimaginable diversity of life. The famous Ganga Aarti ceremonies performed every evening on Dashashwamedh Ghat and Assi Ghat can be enjoyed on the ghats themselves as well as from boats. The rituals performed in the evenings are on a grander scale and are quite an exhibit.

With the nighttime settling in, and along with it the receding sounds of the city around, spending time at the riverside before calling it a day is a good way to bring your soul to calm.

The ghats are lined up with a diverse range of cafés and restaurants that are recommendable for a quick snack as well as supper.

Food & City Life

Info coming soon.