Varanasi: The City Of Inspiration

“Mist Rising Off The Holy Waters Of The Ganges. The Sound Of Conch Shells Reverberating Through The Air. Throngs Of Devotees Milling On The Ghats Or Venturing A Cleansing Dip Into The River.”

There’s something about Varanasi (also called Benaras or Banaras) that tugs at the very primal core of the soul. The city’s rich historical past has imbued a unique timelessness and beauty to all it touches. No wonder then that Varanasi consistently emerges on India’s and the world’s must-visit wanderlust trails. And then there are Varanasi’s age-old Benarasi weaving techniques, making the city a shining beacon of a textile tradition for centuries now.