Built in 1860, Christchurch was created as a memorial to the British who died in the First War of Independence (Indian Uprising). It is beautifully…
- Madan Mohan Temple
Set atop a hill and marked by three sandstone towers of varying size and shape, this is the oldest temple in Vrindavan, built in 1580. The main entrance…
- Tulsi Manas Temple
The walls of this modern, marble, sikhara-style temple are engraved with verses and scenes from the Ram Charit Manas, the Hindi version of the Ramayana.
- Alamgir Mosque
Dominating Panchganga Ghat, this small mosque was built by Aurangzeb on the site of a large Vishnu temple.
- Shivala Ghat
A small Shiva temple and a 19th-century mansion built by Nepali royalty sit back from Shivala Ghat, built by the local maharaja of Benares.
- Jama Masjid
This impressive huge stone mosque was completed in 1845. Non-Muslims can't enter, but it's worth seeing the impressive three-domed facade.
- Swaraj Bhavan
The house where former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was born was spruced up for the 2017 centenary of her birth and is worth a quick look.
- Scindhia Ghat
Scindhia Ghat was originally built in 1830, but was so huge and magnificent that it collapsed into the river and had to be rebuilt.
- Radha Ballabh Temple
Dedicated to Radha, Krishna's consort and true love, this unique temple combines elements of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
- Japanese Temple & Monastery
Somewhat simple on the outside, this temple features a reclining Buddha carved from sandalwood inside the main shrine.
- Hanuman Ghat
Popular with Rama devotees (Hanuman was Rama's stalwart ally in his quest to rescue Sita from the demon Ravana).
- Ram Ghat
North from Scindhia Ghat, Ram Ghat was built by a maharaja of Jaipur.
- Burmese Temple & Monastery
The Burmese Temple features a triple-pagoda roof and several statues of the Buddha, set in lush gardens.
- Tila Wali Masjid
A beautiful, and deceptively shallow, white mosque, built in 1680 and most impressive from a distance.
- Dattatreya Ghat
Dattatreya takes its name from a Brahmin saint, whose footprint is preserved in a small temple nearby.
- All Saints Cathedral
This impressive 1870 gothic church is a popular landmark but only opens on Sundays for a 9am service.
- Trilochan Ghat
At Trilochan, two turrets emerge from the river, and the water between them is especially holy.
- New Vishwanath Temple
Famed for its impressive, 76m-high marble tower. On the campus of Banares Hindu University.
- Panchganga Ghat
Just beyond Ram Ghat, this ghat marks where five holy rivers are supposed to meet.
- Chinese Temple & Monastery
One of the simpler temples in Sarnath. The entrance is between two red pillars.