Feb 27, 2015

Kashi Yatra- Kashi as I saw, a photo tour!

As I mentioned in the earlier post, Kashi is much happening place. For tourists, ghats (see post Experiencing Ghats)are the main attractions though there are few other attractions like Banaras Hindu University campus which is walkable from Asi Ghat. Kala Bhavan museum and the new Vishwanatha temple built by Birlas are located here. The Durga Shaktipeeth in the city too is quite popular ancient temple. There are few other temples in the city. But, after visiting the ghats and Kashi Vishwanatha Temple nothing seems very interesting. I was quite amazed to see the inflow of foreign tourists here. Sometimes tourists make great pictures too :) Here I am sharing 20 pictures of Kashi Ghat as I saw! 

Boats everywhere!

Sadhu having a chat over a smoke

People listening to the Ramayan sung by Sadhu

Sadhu or a boatman? Never mind ...

Chatting after a nice nap

Varanasi Sunrise and Boat ride

Common scene

Sleep wherever you like and walk wherever you like!

It is cold! Fire pit is very comfortable!

After all other types of donations to humans now, feeding birds

After a yoga class, practice!

Lots going on in their tired minds!

What is happening in the rest of the world?

Hope no bird shits on the clothes!

Let me paint a little, anyway nobody cares if people spit, urinate or paint on the walls!

I did read some great things about Kashi, where are they? Let me cross check!

Souvenir shopping

Not sure what to photograph, why not take some rest!

OH! I found something, click!

Tired of walking!

My Dosa for supper.

Had you been to Kashi? How was your experience?

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  1. I enjoyed your photos and your captions. It looks like quite the interesting place with lots of foreigners attracted to the spiritual practises there.

    1. Thank you Joyful! Yes, Varanasi is more popular among foreign tourists!

    2. Thank you Joyful! Yes, Varanasi is more popular among foreign tourists!

  2. Such telling images.
    That's a great photo-essay, Kusum.

  3. Belas fotos! Muito interessante as culturas de outros países, eu gosto sempre de ver e aprender um pouco mais.

  4. Such an amazing place! I think the photo opportunities would be amazing, but the culture would take some getting used to! Great post.

    1. You will like the place only when you know the culture!

  5. Lovely set of shots.

  6. Great images telling a wonderful story. Have a lovely weekend.

  7. Fascinating city with all its interesting tradition. Are you ever afraid of traveling alone? Is it just a certain part of India that is dangerous for women? Or is the news we read not completely true?

  8. I am not afraid of traveling alone. I am aware of limitations and try not to get into problems. Crime against women is all over the world and most of the culprits are remorseless. Some incidents are very bad and catch the attention worldwide. India is no different.

  9. Amazing blog and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!


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