Updated 2016

Why you should add Varanasi to your Indie/RTW trip

  • Varanasi is one of, if not the, most sacred city in all of India.
  • It’s one of the oldest inhabited cities in the entire world.
  • While it can be tough to watch, pilgrims laying their loved ones to rest in the Ganges is one of the most interesting sites in the entire world.
  • Get lost wandering the waterfront and ghats of Rishikesh.
  • Visit one of the following temples:
    • Vishwanath Temple
    • Kaal Bhairav Temple
    • Nepali Hindu Temple
  • Charter a boat on the Ganges for a unique view of the ghats around the city.
  • If your schedule is flexible enough, come to Varanasi for Diwali and/or Shivaratri.

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