Varanasi Vacations

The sacred Hindu city of Varanasi is one of the world's oldest cities and has fostered a continuous religious tradition since the 6th century BC. It is known as Kashi, the City of Light, and is said to have been founded by the Hindu god Shiva. Today pilgrims bathe daily …

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Things to see and do in Varanasi

. Troy | Trip by SkyscannerGhats of Varanasi
Ghats of Varanasi
Kevin Picholo | Trip by SkyscannerShri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
mosseisley | FlickrSarnath
Alma Ayon | FlickrAssi Ghat
Assi Ghat
VasenkaPhotography | FlickrArchaeological Museum
Archaeological Museum
Tour Varanasi | Trip by SkyscannerVaranasi prayer ceremony
Varanasi prayer ceremony
Unlisted Sightings | FlickrBaba Black Sheep
Baba Black Sheep
Kevin Picholo | Trip by SkyscannerDashashwamedth Market
Dashashwamedth Market
archer10 (Dennis) 84M Views | FlickrManikarnika Ghat
Manikarnika Ghat

Reviews of Varanasi

Aman  Sharma
Aman Sharma

people are great, friendly, if u want peace u can definetly get it. yoga was great. place to visit. 1- Sarnath 2-walk in the ghats 3- try lassi its yummy 4- if u can try spicy food then u should definetly try litti chokha. it was yum. worth coming planing next trip soon

Kevin Picholo
Kevin PicholoFoster City, California, USA

Old part of Varanasi by the Ganges River was the most authentic and traditional part of India you will ever see. Narrow maze like alley ways filled with shops, restaurants, temples, markets, street vendors and cows everywhere.

Kamalan Travels
Kamalan TravelsNew Delhi, India

One of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities and one of Hinduism’s seven holy cities, Varanasi is a hub of philosophy, theosophy, medicine and learning. It is now a chaotic mélange of pilgrims, tourists and trident-toting sadhus, cycle rickshaws, boats and ghats. It is not an overstatement or cliché to say that there truly is nowhere else quite like Varanasi. It is impossible to leave unstirred, unshaken or unmoved.

Stephen Bugno
Stephen BugnoAnchorage, Alaska, USA

Varanasi has got to be one of the most fascinating and historically and culturally significant cities in the world. It's also one of the dirtiest, including the river Ganges. It took me two trips to India to get here, but my India experience was not complete without seeing the masses bathe in the holy river.

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