Varanasi Travel Guide

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Kashi Ghat (oil on canvas)

Kashi Ghat (oil on canvas)

manish khattry (painting)

Varanasi (formerly known as Banaras) is one of the most important religious cities in India. When you walk the crowded streets of the old city near the Ganges river, you will see holy men, holy cows, and holy temples all over the place. The spiritual atmosphere that results from this holyness makes Varanasi a very interesting destination, one should not miss. Remember that a lot of Hindus come to to Varanasi to gasp their lives away and want to have their ashes dispersed in the Ganges. Every day and every hour, there are cremations along the Ganges at the Ghats. Act respectful.

It is one of the most visited religious spot by foreign nationals who come to India in search of Nirvana.

Varanasi is easily visited on the way from Delhi to Nepal and offers a good starting point for visiting Khajuraho. Allow at least two days for the city.

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August 23, 2005 change by indiantraveler

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