We just spent an amazing several days in Varanasi. It is the most sacred city to the Hindu religion. Buddha gave his first teaching near here (Sarnath) after attaining enlightenment. It is one of the oldest continually populated cities on the planet. Many pilgrims come to bathe in the Ganges and many believe it is an automatic ticket to salvation to die in Varanasi.
The kids on the banks of the Ganges after visiting the Temple of Lord Hanuman the Monkey God
Pilgrims and Ceremonies
Yoga mats ready for dawn session
Our Sunrise Cruise on the Ganges
Bathing in the Ganges
Making a wish and counting our blessings!