Varanasi (also known as Beneras and Kashi) is one of the oldest surviving cities of the world. According to Hindu mythology, Varanasi is considered to be one of the holiest cities in India. It lies along the banks of the sacred Ganges River, and it's believed that taking a dip in it washes away all the sins and purify the soul.
From the Varanasi Travel Guide
Nicely maintained and relaxing hotel, the reception staff were excellent. The food in the restaurant was very good, but the waiting staff were a bit rude and sneering. ... more
These two days we spent riding elephants, exploring ancient mansions and castles and walking around Varanasi. The people in Varanasi rarely see foreigners, especially ones with blue eyes and blonde ...
Posted in Our World Trip by Walker Family
After two days in Varanasi, we've really come to love it. Last night we ventured into town (with our driver) to see the Festival which was pretty amaaaaazing. Loads of burning stuff floating around ...
Posted in Round the world in 151 days by Bensten