Banaras may not be on the list of places to visit in India before you turn 30, but the beautiful ghats, the aartis and prayers, a boat ride along the calm banks could change this picture forever.
Best time to visit: October to February
How to reach
By air: Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport of Varanasi is well-connected to Delhi and Mumbai.
By rail: Kashi Railway Station and Varanasi Junction are the two major rail heads of the city.
By road: State-run and private buses regularly ply between Varanasi and the nearby cities.
Attractions: Assi Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manmandir Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and Durga Temple