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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.

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Varanasi Photos

The Ram Ghat
Colors of Saris
Simply playin'
Bathing in the Gange
Man and beast welcomes Sunrise, Varanasi, India

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Varanasi Discussions

  • voluntary work in Varanasi
    hello, i'm hoping to spend upwards of a month in Varanasi during March, April this year. I'll definately have plenty of spare time and wondered if anyone had any info/contacts about projects/voluntary work in the area? thanks, joe ...

  • Travel from Varanasi to Goa
    Due to be travelling in India in December 2005, and need some advice on how to travel from Varanasi to Goa. We'll be coming from Kathmandu to Varanasi and would like to spend a few days in Varanasi ...

  • Varanasi - Assi Ghat or Dasaswamedh
    Hi all... We will be visiting Varanasi this year and would like to know from you which is the best location along the Ganges??? Assi Ghat or Dasaswamedh? If we stay in Assi Ghat which I know is at the south end and a little 'quieter' are we still in an accessible location? How long will it take to get ...

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Varanasi Blog Entries

  • La plus ancienne ville du monde
    Comme convenu la veille, réveil 5h30…. Même si ça pique, je suis toute excitée à l’idée de visiter ...
    Posted in Anne-Lise et Luc by AL ET LUC

  • Varanasi
    Sind heute nach einer 14Stunden Nachtzugfahrt endlich in Varanasi angekommen. Man hat uns gesagt, wenn wir am Bahnhof sind, werden wir von einem Fahrer unseres Guesthouse abgeholt. Gesagt getan, prompt sassen wir mit Sack und Pack auf einer Fahrradrikshaw. Unser Weg führte vorbei an halsbrecherische ...
    Posted in Indien by peepingtom

  • Varanasi
    Well it was raining in Varanasi when we arrived. Varanasi is bonkers. It is without a doubt ...
    Posted in The Great Muppet Caper by squeakylee

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