Varanasi, India
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SMELL: AN OLFACTORY OVERLOAD IN INDIA
Overseas Adventure Travel’s Heart of India adventure is sure to engage all of your senses—and one in particular. At times, the smells that result from millions of humans and animals sharing the streets can be overwhelming—but real life in India does not disguise itself for travelers. It does, however, offer tantalizing aromas as well. You’ll catch an ever-shifting palette of spices wafting from street food stalls; the occasional scent of jasmine flowers, either placed as a temple offering or adorning a woman’s hair; the burning of incense to honor a deity, its smoke believed to ward off demons (of both the mystical and olfactory variety).
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