Varanasi (also known as Benares 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
They are really nice and helpful. But what clean means for them is not really clean for real. There is not hot water at all, there was even problem with the water at all. No sink in bathroom, no water in toilet (the word "bathroom" should not be used for the thing which is next door at all). But what else should you expect for such a price... ... more
I stayed for 3 nights at Old Yogi Lodge at the end of march . I was travelling solo and I was very happy with the services if you compare them to the price. The place was pretty clean. Food is not your top restaurant one but they did try to accommodating my needs as much as possible. ... more
How to I get from Varanasi to Katmandhu?
I will be travelling by train from Darjeeling to Patna to Varanasi. I want to then go up to Katmandhu by train as far as possible and then switch to a Nepal bus or train (does Nepal even have trains?). I will fly back to Delhi from Katmandhu. ...
INDIA (Delhi, Varanasi, Kolkota, Cochi etc)
Hello fellow travelers friendly locals, I am going to be traveling to India March 24th through April 19th. I am starting in Delhi where I will spend a week and celebrate Holi. Then I am going to slowly make my way towards Varanasi and then to Kolkota. Then I am going to fly down to Cochi and spend ...
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
We spent some time seeking spiritual enlightenment in India’s Holy City of Varanasi. While here we took baths in River Ganga or the Ganges , a major river of the Indian subcontinent, associated in myth ...
Posted in back to my roots by iffat