A photographer captures the rituals of the annual festival along the Ganga’s ghats in colourful detail.
Away from heaving ghats and aartis, The Tree of Life Resort and Spa weaves Varanasi’s earthiness into creature comforts.
Chanting, lamps, and lots of action.
A first-timer in the holy city gets an intimate taste in four cosy neighbourhood cafés.
A spiritual journey of time, emotion and transcendence.
The Kumbh Mela is undoubtedly the largest theatre for pilgrims, their rituals and purpose.
Bharat Milap, a lively reenactment of Lord Ram’s reunion with his brother Bharat, is the epilogue to Vijaya Dashami in the holy city.
Varanasi can sometimes be too much for a traveller to take, so Banaras Privé customises your stay to give you an experience that is immersive and luxurious.
The fashion designer tells us why she loves Varanasi and how she weaves the city into her work.
Why Ujjain is considered the Greenwich of India.