Tourist Places to see in and around Varanasi
There are several places worth seeing in and around Varanasi. Amongst the many places that lie around Varanasi is the Ramnagar fort. The Ramnagar fort is located on the other bank of the Ganges. The Ramnagar fort used to be the residential palace of the erstwhile ruler of Varanasi. The hall of public audience (Durbar Hall) and the royal museum housing collections of palanquins, elephant saddles, arms, furniture, costumes, etc., are a must see at the Ramnagar fort. Then there is another holy city of Sarnath that is situated at around seven km from Varanasi. There are several places in Sarnath itself that are worth seeing. While in Sarnath visit the fabled deer park, where the Buddha preached his sermon enshrining the principles of his teaching into laws. A stupa and a large complex of ruined monasteries are also there around Sarnath.
You must see the Ashoka Pillar that stands in commemoration of the visit of the Mauryan emperor Ashok's visit to sarnath, more than 2,000 years ago. You may also see the rich collection of items belonging to the Kushan and Gupta periods as well as from the Ashokan era in the archeological museum of Sarnath. Chunar Fort, Kusumi Forest besides the Rajdari Falls and Deodari Falls in the Chandraprabha forest are some other places worth seeing around Varanasi.
Make your holidays at Varanasi more enjoyable by seeing these nearby places. These places not only enhance tourism potential in Varanasi but also are worth seeing holiday spots themselves.