ghats of varanasi along the ganges river (india)

This is a view of the Ghats of Varanasi and the Ganges river (India).­

River boats ferry the Hindu pilgrims up and down the river, and across to a beach where they take the Holy bath.­

For more info about Varanasi, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Varanasi.

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Tilbhandeswar Colony, Bangali Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­

Photos taken in the Hindu Holy city of Varanasi - also know as Benares (India).­

For more info about Varanasi, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Varanasi