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Living in Varanasi

Varanasi is a fascinating city in Uttar Pradesh, India and is known for being the holiest of the seven sacred cities associated with Hinduism and Jainism, earning Varanasi the nickname ‘The City of Temples’. Varanasi is also one of the oldest cities in the world as well as being the oldest in India. It is therefore hardly surprising that there are a number of local sights and attractions for expats living in Varanasi to see, such as the Vishwanath Temple which is known as the Golden Temple, and the Dasaswamedh Ghat. Other popular places to visit include the ‘Old City’, featuring many cultural sights and shops, the city’s many museums and the Jantar Mantar museum. Expats living in Varanasi will also be able to take in the city’s lively arts and music scene, whilst the city’s most popular sports include basketball, hockey and cricket.

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Moving to Varanasi

The cost of living in Varanasi is lower than in a number of other Indian cities such as Delhi, and housing is consequently considered to be very affordable. Varanasi’s climate tends to feature hot summer periods with temperatures dropping considerably in the winter as a result of the nearby Himalayas. Expatriates moving to Varanasi will find that the city is an important transportation hub for the region and therefore easily connected to the rest of India by rail and road as well as having its own international airport. Auto and cycle rickshaws are the main mode of public transport for getting around the city itself. Varanasi benefits from having a number of schools as well as universities such as Banaras Hindu University, whilst expats moving to Varanasi with families will also find a choice of international schools. To get more detailed information about what life is like for an expatriate in Varanasi, expatriates should sign up to InterNations and make use of its socializing and networking opportunities. Expat members can for example use the forums to share information about city living, which in turn can help resolve a number of problems and concerns associated with moving to Varanasi or any other foreign city.

Working in Varanasi

There are a number of industries present in Varanasi which contribute to the city’s economy, and expats hoping to work in Varanasi may find opportunities in areas such as manufacturing, with silk weaving, metal manufacturing, electronics and food products being some of the main products made in the city. Tourism is also another important factor for the city’s economy and expatriates working in Varanasi could benefit from opportunities in this industry as well as those in retail and leisure. Finance, education and health care are also major employers in Varanasi. For more information about working life in the city, expatriates in Varanasi should join InterNations and use it to interact with fellow expats who may be able to provide useful information about various subjects, from working in the city to housing, culture, transport and more.

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