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Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India, is full of soul, history, and significance. For Hindus, it is the ultimate pilgrimage spot. Located on the western bank of the Ganges (Ganga) River, Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world with history dating back to 11th century BC. Learn about the stories of the fascinating ancient ritual of Manikarnika Ghat fires that have been burning for thousands of years and of Hindus bathing in sacred waters of the Ganges River. Witness native rituals and customs being performed on sacred waters and discover what makes Varanasi unlike any other place on earth.

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11 May TUE 43° 30°
12 May WED 42° 28°
13 May THU 40° 27°
14 May FRI 40° 26°
15 May SAT 41° 30°
16 May SUN 45° 31°
17 May MON 46° 33°

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About Varanasi

Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India, is full of soul, history, and significance. For Hindus, it is the ultimate pilgrimage spot. Located on the western bank of the Ganges (Ganga) River, Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world with history dating back to 11th century BC.


Learn about the stories of the fascinating ancient ritual of Manikarnika Ghat fires that have been burning for thousands of years and of Hindus bathing in sacred waters of the Ganges River. Witness native rituals and customs being performed on sacred waters and discover what makes Varanasi unlike any other place on earth.

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Local weather

  • DEC - FEB
    24°

  • MAR - MAY
    40° 17°

  • JUN - AUG
    38° 27°

  • SEP - NOV
    33° 16°

General info

  • Time Zone
    GMT +05:30

  • Currency
    Indian Rupee

    1USD = 73.25INR

  • Best time to visit
    • MAR

      Maha Shivratri

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