Varanasi

Eternal city where life and death mingle on the Ganges.

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Varanasi, located on the banks of the Ganges River, is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities and is one of India’s holiest places. Hindus believe that bathing in the Ganges River can cleanse sins and that dying in Varanasi brings salvation. Pilgrims flock to the city to observe the many religious ceremonies and to take a holy dip in the river.

The city is a fascinating mix of the old and the new. Pilgrims, priests, and holy men in traditional dress share the streets with cars, buses, and motorcycles. Temples and shrines abound, as do smoke-blackened ghats, where the dead are cremated. The Ganges is also a busy place, with people washing clothes, bathing, and performing religious ceremonies.

Despite the crowds and the constant noise, Varanasi is a peaceful and spiritually uplifting place. It is a unique and unforgettable experience to wander the narrow streets

Average temperatures during the day in Varanasi.

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