backstreet in old varanasi (india)

Small street in the old city of Varanasi (India)

The old streets of Varanasi are narrow and convoluted.­ They are too narrow for cars.­ Only pedestrians and cows can go through.­

bicycles bikes shops street 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.­

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