Gangs River

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Varanasi, India
Gangs River - the narrows
Gangs River - at sunrise
Gangs River - releasing prayers into the river at night
Gangs River - people bathing and worshiping by the river bank

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3 reviews
most incredible city! Mar 24, 2011
I took the train from Agra to Varanasi for 5 days, and it was the best part of my time in India. Its worth it to stay right along the Ganges, there is so much going on all the time! Lots of wonderful little places to eat on the roofs of hostels along the Ganges.
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Lukeyboi Lukeyboi
6 reviews
Most amazing city Mar 05, 2011
I loved Varanasi! Its definitly the most diverse, different and amazing city i have ever been to...also the most dirtiest but you get that.
Luckyalexandra Luckyale…
1 reviews
Jul 06, 2007
During my trip to India in March of 2007 I got the chance to go to the city Varanasi. Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in India where the Ganges River runs through it. The Ganges River is considered the most sacred river in all of India. Hindus believe that the river was sent down from heaven and that the river has special healing powers. If you are Hindu you are supposed to visit the Ganges twice, once while you are alive, and then when you die you are supposed to be cremated there and have your ashes scattered into the river. The Burning Ghats are all along the river banks are where the cremation happens. I have never in my entire life seen a place filled with so much emotion, passion, and so many people. The Indians do everything in the river. The burn bodies, they bath, they was their cloths, everything. As polluted and dirty the water is, it is very beautiful. Every evening there are several Hindu ceremonies where thousands of people come to give thanks to the river. The river is their source of life and I couldn't help but come to tears because it was so amazing.

Varanasi is also great for other things as well. You can find some of the best curry and silk walking through the narrows. The narrows are the oldest part of the city with tiny streets lined with stores. I was there in March and it was pretty hot and humid then, so I wouldn't suggest going in the summer.
releasing prayers into the river a…
people bathing and worshiping by t…
the narrows
at sunrise
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jethanad says:
Thank you for a beautiful write-up
Posted on: Mar 05, 2011
tweedcouch says:
I have a question. Is it okay to bring a camera with you there? Are the locals okay with picture taking? I would offcourse ask every person before taking there picture but I was wondering if I should worry about anything..
Posted on: May 02, 2009
tweedcouch says:
Ive only seen pictures, though it seems magical.
Posted on: May 02, 2009

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