Essential Varanasi Travel Guide
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The Essential Varanasi Travel Guide : Things to Do, Eat, See in Varanasi

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 […]

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Celebrating Diwali,Diwali with an indian family, indian family celebrates diwali
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Celebrating Diwali with my India family

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

July 13, 2017 9
5 Must Try Street Foods in Varanasi
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5 Must Try Indian Street Foods in Varanasi

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.

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Varanasi Culture Shock, Varanasi Arrival Tips
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Varanasi Culture Shock & Arrival Tips : Things to Know Before you Go to Varanasi

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 […]

June 25, 2017 9
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VIDEO: A boat ride on the Ganges (Varanasi, India)

Each year, there are thousands of pilgrimages to the holy city of Varanasi. (VIDEO)

July 5, 2009 0
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VIDEO: Visiting the beautiful Ganga Aarti in Varanasi

The evening Ganga Aarti in Varanasi is an hour long ritual performed daily at the bank of the main ghat. (VIDEO)

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VIDEO: “Sunrise on the Ganges”, Varanasi

GrrrlTraveler’s Postcard Diaries: Sunrise on the Ganges, Varanasi, India (2min video)

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Ghat Life in Varanasi

Exploring Ghat Life

October 7, 2008 4
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Varanasi’s Rawest Stains: Will you Love it or Hate it?

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.

October 6, 2008 1
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