You see Varanasi is a very old city, it's a holi place on the bank of Ganges, where saints and devotees co-exists with the tourists. If you are interested in Indian heritage and culture, you should visit Varanasi. But, keep in your mind that, its a congested city where the bulls stroll in the narrow lanes.Edited: 08 November 2010, 10:34
Just to add: it's not an exotic place for holidays.
The heart of Hinduism lies in this city. It takes you to a different world altogether, where you will see dead bodies burning by the ghats, sadhus (Hindu saints) chanting, hundreds of people taking a dip in the ganges and Bhang (cannabis) drink for the kick.
A visit to India is incomplete without Varanasi.
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