Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi (Bénarès)

Highly recommended
Varanasi (Bénarès)
The Essential
Highly recommended
The light of Shiva has shone over ancient Benares, nowadays known as Varanasi, illuminating the dome of Vishvanath, the main temple of this god. Countless crowds of colourful pilgrims make their way to Varanasi's ghats to perform their purifying ablutions in the sacred waters of the Ganges.