red snake swimming in river (india)

River snake swimming in Ganges river.­ Spotted in Varanasi (India)

If you can identify the snake species, please post a Comment.­

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Tulsi Ghat Road, Anandbagh, Birdopur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, 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.­