Also, do not forget to end your day with 'Lassi' and 'Jalebi' from local shops. The taste of these edibles are of a different class in this ancient city.
How to get there?
Varanasi is connected by flight with all major cities in India. Lal Bahadur Shashtri Airport is 26 km away from Varanasi, and a cab can be booked from the airport.
Trains from all over India also reach the Varanasi Railway Station.
Dev Deepavali is a highly awaited festival for travellers of all kinds. The accommodations get full well in advance. You can book hostels, budget guest houses or luxury heritage stays in Varanasi. But do book at least 3 months in advance if you want to get there during this amazing festival. I stayed at Hostel LaVie, and it was a quite an equipped clean hostel with wifi and food.