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Review: The Amayaa Hotel (Varanasi, India)

WHERE TO STAY IN VARANASI: Varanasi is one of those rare cities that is not yet completely overrun by the large corporate hotel chains. You’ll find the Radisson or the Ramada, but that’s about it. This is a both a blessing and a curse. With the void of a ‘known product’, you’ll have to venture […]

Travel Experience: Sarnath, India

Travel Experience: Sarnath, India A mere 30 minutes drive from Varanasi is the holy city of Sarnath, India. Sarnath is notable for being one of the most important locations for the Buddhist religion. It is the location (Deer Park) where the Buddha taught his first sermon after enlightenment, and the place where he met his disciples. […]

Travel Experience: Varanasi, India

 “Benares [Varanasi] is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” – Mark Twain TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: VARANASI, INDIA Why Visit Varanasi? I can definitively state that no trip to India is truly complete without traveling to the ancient and holy city of […]

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Varanasi, India.

1. Varanasi is the oldest continually inhabited city on earth Varanasi, also known as Banaras or Kashi, is considered by many to be the oldest continually inhabited city on earth. It’s namesake comes from the place of its founding at the confluence of the Varuna and Assi tributaries.   2. Varanasi was created by the […]