along the ghats of varanasi (india)

The Ghats of Varanasi (India).­

The Ghats are stone steps going from the houses down to the Ganges river, allowing people to easily bathe and access river boats.­

During monsoon (rainy season), the water level of the river is several meters higher, reacing the base of the buildings that are along the Ghats.­

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

buildings ganga river ganges river ghats houses mooring river bank river boats steps varanasi water
25/21,22, Sonarpura Road, Bangali Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India

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

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.­