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Is Varanasi Tap Water Safe To Drink?

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LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Varanasi?

No, tap water is not drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Varanasi.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for India, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

Can you drink tap water from VaranasiRahatabad? The question is being asked by many people. Some of them think that drinking this water will be better than drinking tap water.

Drinking water from VaranasiHospitals like Bhupen Shahpur, Chhatarpur and Kothrud are more than reliable. Even though we know that they are clean and safe, but some people still think the reverse is true. They think that drinking from these hospitals will be better than drinking water from the municipal supply. But there is another fact that has been proved and this is that you cannot drink it from any place that has a municipal supply of water.

The only place that has tap water for drinking will be the places that are not well supplied with the municipal supply like Chandni Chowk and Dalhousie. Those places are better off in drinking water. However, for other places like Biryani and Kulfi you would need to go in water supply stations which are available.

Water from

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.38 in USD (1.5-liter)


Varanasi tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 67% High
  • Water Pollution 71% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 33% Low
  • Water Quality 29% Low

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Varanasi, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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