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From: 2013.11.06 To: 2013.11.09
The banks of India’s beloved river, the Ganges, are taken over by thousands of Hindu pilgrims every November. Celebrating the sacred river as India’s lifeline and promoting Varanasi as the cultural capital of India, the kaleidoscopic festival is packed with music and dancing. The highlight of the five-day event is the holy dip: celebrants bathe en masse in the river and float flickering oil lamps on its surface. While there, make sure to visit the many sights of Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the entire world.