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VARANASI - the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel

Varanasi is a holy city and the cultural capital of the whole of India with the focal point being the River Ganges. Although the city has undergone several incarnations and name changes, it has been at the heart of the Hindu religion for centuries and is believed to be an auspicious place to cross between the physical world and into the spiritual. Hindu’s will pilgrimage for thousands of miles to cremate those who have passed over.

Varanasi is a melting pot in the truest sense of the word and there aren’t many places in the whole of the world that are as charismatic, colourful or spiritual, the city can be overwhelming to visitors when they first arrive but most have learnt to love the clash of life and death by the time they leave.

The steady rise in western visitors to Varanasi have seen an increase in the number of restaurants and hotels in the area, there is something to suit every taste and pocket. The best time to travel to Varanasi is between October and April when the temperatures are cooler.

Varanasi Tips - Varanasi, the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel

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