Varanasi in Bollywood movies

Unni Mohanadas Destinations 0

Varanasi one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world is blessed with vibrant colours,temples, Ghats along river Ganga etc. No wonder it has attracted movie makers too. The famous movies shot at Varanasi are:

  1. Raanjhna
  2. Lagaa chunari mein daag
  3. Water
  4. Mohalla Assi
  5. Banaras
  6. Angrezi mein kehte hain

Location: Uttar Pradesh, India

Destination type : Leisure destination

History of  Varanasi

  1. Varanasi was founded by Lord Shiva according to Hindu mythology,
  2. This city had been a center of learning and civilization for over 3000 years
  3. Buddhism is believed to have founded here around 528 BCE when Buddha gave his first sermon,
  4. In 1910, the British made Varanasi a new Indian state, with Ramnagar as its capital
  5. Varanasi beacme part of Union of India in 1947, becoming part of Uttar Pradesh after Indian independence

Activities for tourists at Varanasi

1. Take a boat ride in Ganga
2. Participate in Ganga arti
3. Visit temples
4. Visit Ramnagar fort
5. Visit word famous Banarasi silk weavers

How to reach there


The nearest airport to reach Varanasi is Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport, 25 kilometers from the city center. There are domestic flights to :

  1. Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Kolkata
  4. Bengaluru
  5. Hyderabad
  6. Khajuraho etc


Varanasi Railway Station enjoys regular connectivity of trains from all over India. Multiple daily services to cities including:

  1. Delhi,
  2. Agra
  3. Lucknow
  4. Mumbai and
  5. Kolkata.


Winter months of November to February are the best time to visit Varanasi

Season Average temperature
Winter season (October to February) 8°C to 29°C
Summer season (March to May) 21°C to 40°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Saranath ( 11kms away)
  2. Bodh Gaya ( 255kms away)
  3. Vindhyachal (62 kms away)
  4. Allahabad ( 120 kms away)

Some hotels in Varanasi with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Ganges Inn

Hotel Aditya Inn

Rivera Palace

Hotel Varanasi Ganges

#CRMfortouroperators #leadmanagerfortouroperators #itinerarybuildersoftware #Softwarefortouroperators #Tourbeetle

 #itinerarybuilder  #BollywoodLocations #Varanasi #UttarPradesh

Photo courtesy: By Ankitbhat92 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *