I could not have described Varanasi better myself. I didn’t love it, I don’t hate it but I would definitely go back. It’s a must in India.

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From the smouldering heat of the burning Ghats to the inexhaustible devotion of human masses in pilgrimage, Varanasi is the kind of place that sends your senses into overdrive unlike anywhere else on earth. If you allow yourself to surrender to the awesomely gruesome rhythm of this holy city, the experience will stay with you a lifetime.

Offerings when the sun goes down

Varanasi is a 12hr train ride from Delhi and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The site of Buddha’s first sermon around the time of 600BCE and home to the study of religion and science, this city has long been the intersection of Hinduism, Muslim and Jainism.

Walking down any one of the winding alleyways, that run alongside the Ganga, you stumble over jagged cobblestones and pass smoky dens inhabited by sunken old men selling sweet biscuits and saris. Suddenly someone behind you is shrieking and as you turn…

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My name is Emma and I'm a busy gal. Owner and Director of Lovelly Communications, I specialise in marketing and social media promotions. I also run a business called Lovelly Pet Sitters, we care for pets as if they are our own. Somehow, I also find plenty of time to travel! Blessed to run businesses that give me the freedom to follow my true passion, travel! I'm happiest when I'm having new experiences. Whether it's a new cafe down the road, a bucket list item like Everest Base Camp or seeing friends in another city, I truly love travelling! So please join me in my many adventures across my many sites. And please do contact me for information on any of the above! View all posts by Emma Lovell

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