Ganga in Hindi, Ganges in English

Surrounded on all sides by one of the oldest civilizations on Earth. Much of that old life is still intact.

Those on a spiritual quest come here. So do grand adventurers, and they always have.

 

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Varanasi Ghats

Ganges water

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Ganges Life

You can smell and feel this river. And despite the fact that you might see a dead human body floating down it, or recoil at the sight of scum on the surface, it is still entrancing. Hypnotic, as a matter of fact.

Sitting in one of the hotels or guest houses up above the banks, one can take in the life of the river, and all that entails. At times it is disgusting. At other moments, a magical place where the sun on the western horizon lulls one into a timeless feeling.