The complete guide to: Varanasi travel

The complete guide to: Varanasi travel

India’s holiest city is also one of its most fascinating. Varanasi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, which alone makes it a must-visit destination. The beating heart of the city, the River Ganges, is where you’ll likely want to spend a good chunk of your...

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24 hours in: Varanasi

24 hours in: Varanasi

The holy city of Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and likely the oldest city in India. Situated on the mighty Ganges River, the city is chaotic, beautiful, and enthralling all at once. There’s so much to see and do in Varanasi, but you...

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Life and death on the Ganges ghats

Life and death on the Ganges ghats

Sometimes, as you travel the winding roads of life — slowly, then speeding up, navigating the curves and bumps you meet along the way — you find yourself stopped, halted suddenly in just the place you need to be. I believe firmly that all we encounter in life — from...

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4 lesser-known Diwali celebrations

4 lesser-known Diwali celebrations

The celebrations of Diwali are held at a huge scale in India. With the neighbourhoods lit up with bright oil lamps, candles, earthen lamps, and fairy lights, this auspicious moonless night is celebrated with much fervor and enthusiasm. No matter which part of India you are in, you’ll find locals...

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The stories behind 8 Indian city nicknames

The stories behind 8 Indian city nicknames

Love ’em or hate ’em, nicknames are inevitable. And we don’t just mean that name your granny from Punjab or your aunt from Canada gave you when you were a kid. Even cities aren’t immune to being graced with nicknames — especially when those cities are in India. The subcontinent...

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Things to do in: Varanasi

Things to do in: Varanasi

The city of Varanasi just might be the oldest city on Earth — which means you’ve got a lot of history to take in while you’re there! Here are some of the best ways to learn about the Varanasi’s ancient past, as well as its charming, colourful, and chaotic present...

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