Varanasi Travel Guide
Plan Your Varanasi Vacation
A visit to Varanasi, formerly known as Benaras or Benares, or as Kashi (meaning "resplendent with light"), is an experience unlike any other. This is the epitome of a holy city, inundated with religious pilgrims and sacred cows, yet it is also a city firmly grounded in the commerce and reality of day-to-day existence. A visit here is thrilling but exhausting, and never boring.
There are two options in Varanasi: you can stay near the water, where most of the lodgings are smaller and right in the... read more
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