Visit riverside temples and other things to do in Varanasi

With the nickname Kashi—meaning "city of spiritual light"—Varanasi is the clear choice for travelers looking for temples, historic sites, and inspirational things to do. During your stay at Radisson Hotel Varanasi, 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, is also located nearby. Corporate travelers can easily reach the city's business and industrial zones, home of local automobile, garment, and leather industries.

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Banaras Hindu University

4.92 mi / 7.93 km from the hotel
North India's oldest and largest university, Banaras Hindu offers excellent academics surrounded by impressive architecture and serene landscapes.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple

2.67 mi / 4.3 km from the hotel
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

2.84 mi / 4.56 km from the hotel
Pilgrims flock to the River Ganges to bathe in the hope of achieving spiritual cleansing.

Ramnagar Fort

5.48 mi / 8.82 km from the hotel
Built in the 1700s, this historical fort now houses a museum with vintage American cars, royal jewels, and elephant saddles carved from silver.


4.05 mi / 6.51 km from the hotel
Buddhists believe that after achieving enlightenment, Buddha provided teaching to others at this location, now a popular pilgrimage site.

Tulsi Manas Temple

3.76 mi / 6.04 km from the hotel
Made of white marble in 1964, this temple lies on the site where the epic of Ramayana was composed.


32.01 mi / 51.51 km from the hotel
Take a day trip to this pilgrimage site, home of the temple of Vindhyavasini.