hindu pilgrims having holy dip in ganges river - varanasi (india)

Hindu pilgrims having their Holy Bath in the Ganges river, in Varanasi (India)

This is the sandy beach on the bank of the Ganges river, across from the Ghats.­ It is a popular spot for the Hindu pilgrims to take their Holy Bath.­ It is reached by small river boats that charge a very modest fare for the crossing.­

The orange things floating are marigold flower offerings.­

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

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Dashashmedh 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.­