A Rave Review

We both really enjoyed the trip and your company and can’t imagine how we could have had a better experience than the one you organized and shared with us. Rohini, of Goddess travels, was our guide and planner for a trip to India. Everything ran smoothly; she was enthusiastic and welcoming in every way. She also had Shanti, from India, guide with us and Shanti was a delight. Rohini organized all the details impeccably, learned of our interests and helped make our wishes come true, and incorporated special festivals (some of which there were only rare tourists present), special times and places to visit the amazing sights of India when the crowds were less. She arranged local guides for all t

Why You Need to go to Varanasi Now!

Varanasi is one of the most fascinating cities on earth Mark Twain said: “Banaras (Varanasi) is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” Hindus believe that bringing your dead to be bathed in the holy river Ganges then cremated on the shores liberates the soul from the cycle of birth and death. While Varanasi is notoriously famous for its Manikarnika Ghat, cremation grounds that burn 24/7, it’s the maze of ancient alleyways known as galis that make the city for me. On a recent visit, during a fabulous walking tour of the old city, I was shocked to see half the old town was in the process of being bulldozed down.

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