Varanasi. It’s one of the holiest pilgrimage cities in India. Travelers either love it or hate it. As the first Indian city I traveled solo, it shocked me and then cast a strange spell on me. While sharing my Varanasi Travel Guide video, I knew it would not be complete without a written guide with […]
There are two things I’ve long wanted to do in India– stay with a local Indian family and celebrating Diwali in Varanasi. Don’t ask me about why the latter. Maybe I wanted to see puja lights floating down the Ganga, maybe it was that Varanasi is
5 Must try Indian Street Foods in Varanasi . Unlike Kolkata, street food is not as readily common in Varanasi. At least not in the ghat area. There are tourist cafes, but to get Indian street foods in Varanasi, one needs to either do research in advance or hit up some locals for recommendations.
Varanasi, otherwise known as Bananas, can appear like a chaotic city. Travelers either love it or hate it. Sitting along the Ganges River, it is one of the oldest and largest spiritual cities in India and a big pilgrimage spot for many, who wish to take their departed ones to the Ganges. However, as spiritual […]
Each year, there are thousands of pilgrimages to the holy city of Varanasi. (VIDEO)
The evening Ganga Aarti in Varanasi is an hour long ritual performed daily at the bank of the main ghat. (VIDEO)
GrrrlTraveler’s Postcard Diaries: Sunrise on the Ganges, Varanasi, India (2min video)
The darker side of Varanasi
When you first arrive Varanasi’s streets and alleyways, especially closer to the Ganges can feel like a shit hole… one giant toilet! It takes time to acclimate to all that’s going on in the surrounding environment.