Awaken your spiritual side in Varanasi, India
The holy city of Varanasi is set on the banks of the sacred river Ganges. Mark Twain once wrote, Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together. Varanasi, once known as Benares, is one of the worlds oldest continuously inhabited cities. Its a holy place for Hindus, and in many ways Varanasi reveals the best and worst of India. The sights, sounds, smells and colours can be overpowering; however, observing pilgrims at the banks of the Ganges, with complete devotion to the goddess Ganga, against the backdrop of the ancient temples, is one of Indias most fascinating experiences.