Varanasi, Kolkata and the Ganges Overview
Why Varanasi, Kolkata & The Ganges: The Ganges River and historic cities like Varanasi lie at the heart of Hindu religion and culture. Explore the temples, laneways, markets, riverbanks and ghats, which offer a fascinating glimpse into ancient living history.
When to Go: October to March is the best time to visit when the days are drier and clearer, and temperatures mild.
Combine With: The Golden Triangle comprised of Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal) and Jaipur (Rajasthan), Khajuraho or the tiger parks of Bandhavgarh and Kanha.
Getting There: Varanasi and Kolkata can be reached by air, train or road.