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6 Things You Should Absolutely Never Do In Varanasi

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A lot of dos and don'ts haunt you when you're in a religious land like Varanasi. HolidayIQ Travellers suggest best ways to make the most of the city.

1. Don’t Visit Only Temples During The Day. Visit the Epic Evening Aartis Too

Don’t Visit Only Temples During The Day. Visit the Epic Evening Aartis Too
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HolidayIQ Traveller Donarun Das shares, “One of the most famous Ghats of Varanasi; this place does not know when to take a break. Each time of the day the place is busy for different reasons. The evening aarti is one the most spectacular things you can see in the whole of India, and should not be missed for anything else in this world."

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2. Why Hire A Car? Walk The Narrow & Colourful Lanes

Why Hire A Car? Walk The Narrow & Colourful Lanes
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HolidayIQ Traveller Jessica Manuel from New Delhi shares, “Had a great time walking through the lanes and bylanes of the old part of the city. The narrow lanes crowded with cows, bulls, speeding motorcycles - was a fantastic experience. One has to watch their steps as these galis /lanes are dotted with cow dung and sleeping dogs. But time and again the old buildings cry out to you to stop and admire them. The spirituality of the city and the culture and tradition all come together in these quaint lanes. I started from Chowk and walked through the Khoya gali, thatheri gali (wholesale market for sarees), past the Blue Lassi shop and ended near Lalita Ghat. Visited the beautiful temple built by the late king of Nepal. If you want to see the real Varanasi, walk everywhere.”

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3. Don’t Just Take A Dip In River Ganga. Take A Boat Ride And Watch The Skyline

Don’t Just Take A Dip In River Ganga. Take A Boat Ride And Watch The Skyline
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HolidayIQ Traveller Aditi Kamat from Bangalore shares, “Its truly a spiritual sight seeing the ghats in a boat ride at night. So calm and serene amidst the sound of waves of the River Ganga. Do not miss. Book a boat would cost you about Rs 400 to 1000. It actually depends on how do you book, you can also try a boating at the same time or simply put your feet in to the water and relax.”

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4. Don’t Plan An Itinerary. Lose Yourself In The Small Alleys

Don’t Plan An Itinerary. Lose Yourself In The Small Alleys
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HolidayIQ Traveller Bhaskar Banerjee from Cooch Behar shares, “Varanasi is a mix of pilgrimage and heritage. It's a nice yet different place to visit. The ghats are good, temples do reflect more than just religious image. Alleys are full of multi-cultural stuffs. And Varanasi definitely paradise for photographers.”

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5. Don't Just Be A Spectator! Immerse Yourself In Colourful Festivals

Don't Just Be A Spectator! Immerse Yourself In Colourful Festivals
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You cannot go to Varanasi and not experience its vibrant festivals. Plan a trip during Diwali or Holi. You’ll see people losing themselves in the trance of aartis, pooja and delicious food.

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6. Don’t Just Eat At Restaurants. Go To Rooftop Cafes With Beautiful Views & Have Kulhad Chai & Jalebis!

Don’t Just Eat At Restaurants. Go To Rooftop Cafes With Beautiful Views & Have Kulhad Chai & Jalebis!
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Why settle with the mediocre when you can go to a rooftop to have your lunches and dinners in Varanasi. Spectacular views guaranteed! “If you visit Varanasi in winters, do not forget to have the doodh-mailaya that is made using milk froth,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Rushi Bakshi from Delhi.

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