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The holiest city in India, oldest continually habited city on earth, and probably the dirtiest place you will ever go, Varanasi, a city straddling the mighty Ganges is a blitz on the senses and far more intense than even the most committed guidebook will have you believe. Depending on the time of the year you visit, will largely depend upon how you feel about Varanasi. Visit in winter and the Ganges is low meaning you can stroll along the ghats, watch cremations, cricket games, swimming, fishing and a myriad of other activities occupying the lives of locals and pilgrims. Visit during summer/monsoon and the Ganges will be of epic proportions flooding the ghats and making a visit worthwhile, but less rich. This was our third time in the city, visit 1 and visit 2 are linked accordingly. People come to Varanasi to bathe in the Ganges which washes away a…