India – Uttar Pradesh East (Varanasi, Mirzapur)

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What to do here
 
 Tentative WHS
  • Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (03/07/1998)
  • Iconic Saree Weaving Clusters of India (15/04/2014)
  • Silk Road Sites in India (20/01/2010)
  • Sites along the Uttarapath, Badshahi Sadak, Sadak-e-Azam, Grand Trunk Road (15/04/2015)
 Sights (Temporarily Reinstated)
  • The Ganges at Varanasi
 Borders
  • India-Nepal
 Cities of Asia and Oceania
  • Allahabad
  • Varanasi
 World Cities and Popular Towns
  • Varanasi
 Airports
  • Varanasi (VNS)
 Railway, Metro, Funiculars, Cable Cars
  • Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express
  • Gorakhpur railway station (longest platform in the world)
  • Maharajas’ Express
  • Vande Bharat Express (Delhi-Varanasi)
 Museums
  • Uttar Pradesh - Allahabad: Allahabad Museum
  • Uttar Pradesh - Varanasi: Bharat Kala Bhavan
  • Uttar Pradesh - Varanasi: Sarnath Museum
 House Museums/Plantations
  • Allahabad: Anand Bhavan
  • Allahabad: Swaraj Bhavan
 Castles, Palaces, Forts
  • Uttar Pradesh - Lucknow: Bara Imambara
  • Uttar Pradesh - Varanasi: Ramnagar Fort
 Religious Temples
  • Allahabad: All Saints' Cathedral
  • Varanasi: Kashi Vishwanath Temple
 Festivals
  • Khajuraho Dance Festival
  • Magh Mela Festival
 Experiences
  • A wedding (at least 3 days!)
  • Bhuddist chanting
  • Diwali
  • Experience Holi
  • Experience ‘Ganga Aarti’ at Varanasi
  • Krishna Janmashtami
  • Kumbha Mela Pilgrimage
  • Play field hockey
  • Play/hear Sitar
  • Practice yoga
  • Taste Indian Roti
  • Vesakha
 Entertainment/Things to do
  • Uttar Pradesh - Allahabad: Chandrashekhar Azad Park
  • Uttar Pradesh - Regional Science City
  • Uttar Pradesh - Varanasi: Jantar Mantar
 Planetariums
  • Allahabad: Jawahar Planetarium
Life and Death lesson in Varanasi
Circle of life and death: Funeral pyres, Varanasi. Photo: Truls Brekke
Varanasi
Varanasi
Varanasi (1998)
Varanasi (1998)
Ganges river, Varanasi