"Varanasi/Benares" Varanasi by Liatris1

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The Holy City

Varanasi has many touts, much noise and traffic, so it was a hassle to get to a guesthouse/hotel. But, eventually, we found a guest house just 50 m from the Ghats, with rooftop restaurant. And there it was a little bit quieter, so it was easier to relax.

In Varanasi you can get that feeling of traveling in a fairytale or back in time, when you walk trough the narrow streets and a cow is in your way, as wide as the street. You walk in a odor of incense and burned cow dung and around the corner there is beautiful temple.

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  • Pros:Ganges, Ghats, special atmosphere,
  • Cons:Poverty, caste system...
  • In a nutshell:The heart of India...
  • Last visit to Varanasi: Feb 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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