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Varanasi - probably the craziest city in the world! 9. The Ghats, Varanasi

Varanasi - probably the craziest city in the world!

December 11th 2009
Day 529: Thursday 10th December - The city of life....and dead bodies, which float down the River Ganges! Today we could have had a lie in. Could being the operative word. With our guesthouse overlooking the River Ganges and the life of the city which is centred on the ghats (a series of bathing steps or platforms that lead down to the river), you wake when the city decides to wake, which is ea ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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