Travel guide to Benares

Facts

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Local name
Varanasi
Inhabitants
2.000.000
Timezone
When the time is 12:00 in England (summer time) it is 16:30 in Varanasi. When the time is 12:00 in England (winter time) it is 17.30 in Varanasi.

Best time to visit

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Weather wise the best time to go to Varanasi is from October to March.

Literature

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Varanasi Rediscovered

Accommodation / Hotel

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There are many places where you can spend the night in Varanasi. There are very cheap hotels, guesthouses and youth hostels, middle scale hotels, and expensive luxury hotels. Usually it is not difficult to find a room. Book your hotel in Benares here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are taxis and auto-rickshaws in Varanasi, but they do not have meters, so it is necessary to negotiate a price before starting the ride.

Other transport

There are busses in the city, but they are often very over crowded and their departures are unscheduled.
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