The Best of Uttar Pradesh

From it’s royalty, literature, music, craft and architecture to religious mosques and temples we bring you the best of Uttar Pradesh

Ramnagar Ramlila

Add this month-long play, to start on September 27, to your Varanasi itinerary

Eating out in Banaras

Kachori and jalebi for breakfast, khichdi for lunch, meetha golguppa and nimis at sundown and moussaka for dinner… Banaras, the holy calling

Luxury in Varanasi

The Nadesar Palace offers comfort and relaxation in the land of ghats and pilgrimage

In search of the real Banarasi sari

The classic Banarasi sari, born after craftsmen migrated to Banaras (Varanasi) from Persia during Mughal times, is today fighting against the fake Bana­rasis made of Chinese silk and plastic –zari–

Pushpesh Pant

The food critic feels that Benaras – aka Varanasi – is a mecca for lovers of food