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MANIKARNIKA GHAT

Where to begin. On a slope up from the Ganges lies the Manikarnika Ghat, that famous  Indian crematorium we’ve always known about but not quite believed was real. 1,896 more words

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India photo diary ft. Varanasi

Varanasi in three words was a humbling, spiritual and charming experience. A walkable city with tight alleyways, brightly coloured shops, goats with sweaters and much more. 318 more words

THE GANGES

“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?” That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.”  633 more words

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AND THEN I HAD ANOTHER EXCELLENT IDEA....

Since the train journey from Yangon to Bagan turned out so well, why not try a road trip from Kathmandu to Varanasi, India? The original plan was a tourist bus from Kathmandu to the border and then a train on into Varanasi. 1,312 more words

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Mother Ganges and Varanasi India

I know that this is a birding blog, but sometimes life distracts even us birders.  I was jarred from my birding world back to the stark reality of life and death along the Ganges River with its vivid colors, smells, and sounds creating a spiritual impression that will not be soon forgotten. 800 more words

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1YoT: Varanasi

sunAfter Agra, we had two choices for where to go next: New Delhi, India’s capital, then continue west to the Sikh capitol in Amritsar or Varanasi, India’s holiest city, then travel north to Nepal and the Himalayas. 604 more words

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HARVEST FESTIVAL ON THE BANKS OF THE GANGES

Har Ki Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar India and is the place where River Ganges flowing through the Himalayas touches the plains for the first time. 15 more words

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