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Planning a trip to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

17th May to 18th May, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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Estimated Budget
for the Trip
INR 8,300 - 11,800View Breakdown

Things to do in Varanasi in May

Day 1 - Friday 17th, May
morning -

Arrival in Varanasi by train

evening -

Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat

Day 2 - Saturday 18th, May
morning -

Boat ride on Ganges River

afternoon -

Visit to Sarnath

evening -

Relax by the Ghats and try local street food at Chaat Bazaar

Day 3 - Sunday 19th, May
morning -

Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple

afternoon -

Explore local markets at Godowlia and Vishwanath Gali

evening -

Departure from Varanasi

Weather in Varanasi in Invalid date
Avg Temp26°C to 42°C
Chance of Rain10%

Varanasi in May is typically hot and dry, with average temperatures ranging from 26 to 42 degrees Celsius. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Varanasi

Clothing & Apparel

Moisture-wicking T-shirts -

Lightweight and breathable for the warm weather

Comfortable trousers/skirt -

Loose and easy to move in

Lightweight jacket -

For cooler evenings or unexpected weather

Comfortable footwear -

Suitable for walking on uneven surfaces

Hat -

To protect from the sun

Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes

Scarf -

For warmth or sun protection


Sunscreen -

To protect skin from the sun

Insect repellent -

To keep away mosquitoes and other insects

Hand sanitizer -

To keep hands clean

Travel-size toiletries -

Basics like toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.

First-aid kit -

For minor emergencies

Reusable water bottle -

To stay hydrated

Essentials & Must Haves

Valid ID card or passport -

For identification purposes

Cash -

Indian currency is widely accepted

Credit/Debit card -

Accepted at most major establishments

Train ticket -

For travel to and from Varanasi

Good to have

Small backpack or daypack -

For carrying essentials while exploring

Camera -

To capture memories

Guidebook or travel app -

For information and navigation

Small umbrella -

For unexpected showers


Smartphone -

For communication, navigation, and entertainment

Chargers and cables -

To keep devices powered

Headphones -

For listening to music or podcasts

Power bank -

To recharge devices on the go

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and cards are widely accepted in Varanasi. However, it's recommended to carry some cash for smaller purchases and in case of emergencies.

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Budget for Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India in May, 2024
  • Budget
  • Tips to Save Money
INR8,300 - 11,800

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
Flight Expense
INR 5,000- 7,000
INR 800- 1,200
INR 1,500- 2,000
Local Travelling
INR 200- 300
INR 300- 500
INR 500- 800
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Try bargaining at the local markets for better prices.
  • Make sure to book train tickets in advance to get the best fares.

*Disclaimer - Please note that the travel budget suggestions provided by Trip Garuda are generated through AI algorithms based on available data and user input. While we strive for accuracy, these estimates may not reflect real-time pricing or unforeseen expenses. We recommend using these figures as a general guide and encourage you to conduct further research and budgeting based on your specific travel requirements.