First Impressions of Varanasi: Part 1


Banaras or Kashi is every traveller’s dream. One of the oldest inhabited cities of the world where a river is revered to the extent that many seek death at its banks, where Shiva is ubiquitous and where Hindus and Muslims live in perfect harmony, each religion colouring the city in its unique grandeur.


It was my first visit to the city. There were food trails done, bazaars were thronged, temples were visited, the quintessential boat ride was done and the grand Ganga Aarti was witnessed.

Door were clicked too! (Obviously!) Full post on this coming soon.

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Here is Part one of my initial experiences in this Holy City.

1. Gallis and Chaos.

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One word that describes my first encounter with a Banarasi market: Chaos.

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Honking. Two wheelers almost killing you. If you survive, you battle with the rickshaws. Bravo! You’re alive. Almost…

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