Varanasi or Banaras is known as the ancient land of knowledge, enlightenment, spirituality, and the River Ganga. India’s oldest and holiest city, Varanasi, is known for its ancient 3600-years history. This city will greet you with crowds, chaos, cows, color, food, and other countless sights, which you will experience for the first time.
Lakhs of tourists throng this mystical place for its old-world charm that has stood the test of time and remains unchanged even in the modernized world. It transports you to a different world altogether, which leaves you wanting. November to March is perfect for visiting as during summer, it’s sweltering, and the temperature can go up to 45 degrees. One of the popular movies, Eat. Pray. Love. was shot in Varanasi. Here, Julia Roberts decided to embrace Hinduism.
Some come to Varanasi looking for answers, some to pay homage to the River Ganga, some to tap into their spiritual side, while some for yoga – an ancient wholesome practice dating back 5000 years.