Visit riverside temples throughout Varanasi
With the nickname Kashi—meaning “city of spiritual light”—Varanasi is the clear choice for travellers looking for temples, historic sites and inspirational things to do. During your stay at the Radisson hotel, visit the stunning Kashi Vishwanath Temple, sometimes called the Golden Temple, and the Tulsi Manas Temple, built of white marble. If you have come to bathe in the River Ganges, we offer easy access to the Main Ghats. Sarnath, a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, also lies nearby. Corporate travellers can easily reach the city's business and industrial zones, home of the automobile, garment and leather industries.
- Sarnath (9 km)
Buddhists believe that after achieving enlightenment, Buddha provided teaching to others at this location, now a popular pilgrimage site.
- Banaras Hindu University (12 km)
North India's oldest and largest university, Banaras Hindu offers excellent academics surrounded by impressive architecture and serene landscapes.
- Kashi Vishwanath Temple (6 km)
Dedicated to Shiva, the exquisite Kashi Vishwanath Temple is also known as the Golden Temple and draws millions of visitors from around the world each year.
- Main Ghats at River Ganges (6 km)
Pilgrims flock to the River Ganges to bathe in the hope of achieving spiritual cleansing.
- Tulsi Manas Temple (8 km)
Made of white marble in 1964, this temple lies on the site where the epic of Ramayana was composed.
- Ramnagar Fort (15 km)
Built in the 1700s, this historical fort now houses a museum with vintage American cars, royal jewels and elephant saddles carved from silver.
- Vindhyachal (68 km)
Take a day trip to this pilgrimage site, home of the temple of Vindhyavasini.