The things you’ll see near the Ganges river in Varanasi, India.

Varanasi (also knows as the “holy city of India”) is a fantastic place! The atmosphere of this city is one of a kind and there are so many reasons for that. For example it’s the city where Buddhism was founded and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. What fascinated us about it, was that there is simply so much to see (far too much for one visit); especially if you’re near the famous Ganges river.

Fully loaded boats on the Ganges.

Fully loaded boats on the Ganges.

Laundry work on the Ghats in Varanasi.

Washing (and drying) the laundry on the Ghats in Varanasi.

Going for a swim in the Ganges river.

Young people have heaps of fun using the Ganges as a gigantic swimmingpool.

If you take a seat on the Ghats in Varanasi, you get to see all kinds of beautiful settings to photograph.

If you take a seat on the Ghats in Varanasi, you get to see all kinds of beautiful settings to photograph.

People sitting on the Ghats in Varanasi.

People sitting on the Ghats in Varanasi.

Buffaloes want a washing too...

Buffaloes want a washing too...

Burning grounds next to the Ganges river in Varanasi.

The burning grounds next to the Ganges river in Varanasi.

The view of the Ganges in Varanasi.

The (most fantastic) view of the Ganges in Varanasi.

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7 Responses to “The things you’ll see near the Ganges river in Varanasi, India.”

  1. Ines

    India seems to be a colorful place! I’d love to go there some day. I’m really fascinated by your photography and stories!

  2. Nisa

    Hey Ines! Thanks for your lovely comment. Yes, India really is a colorful place and I can’t wait to go back there again soon ;)

  3. VEER

    One small correction, for an above picture you have written “Cows want to take a bath as well…” those are not Cow’s those are called Buffalo. By the way I am form India living in Bangalore.

  4. VEER

    About Varanasi, it is one of the oldest living cities in the world and one of the most spiritual city in India. Mark Twain American Author and Novelist say’s “Benaras (Varanasi is also called as Benaras) is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”.

    Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth. That’s why you can see burning grounds near the Ganges.

  5. Nisa

    You’re right, thanks for teling me…already changes it to “buffalos” ;)
    Varanasi truly is an amazing city & thanks for posting the Mark Twain part!

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