Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Varanasi Revisited.

Jump to last reply

Forty seven years on, and our recent trip to Varanasi felt the same. Of course, the population has increased and new suburbs have expanded outward since our first visit, but the old city, the crowded Ghats along the river, and the ominous haze from the burning pyres generated the same powerful, emotional impact. The highlights were a dawn boat ride along the Ganges, the Aarti ceremony at the Dasaswamedh Ghat, and walking the alleyways of the old city. I have written an illustrated article at http://www.artphototravel.net/india/varanasi-india/ that provides information, photos and map for planning purposes.

4 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 flight from Mandalay to Luang Prabang
  2. 2 Nancy Chandler maps
  3. 3 15 days in Japan in March/April
  4. 4 Advice on Tipping in Bali
  5. 5 Elephants and Tigers (no bears), oh my.
  6. 6 getting from Chiang Mai to Kanchanaburi
  7. 7 Bangkok/Phuket hotel and suggestions to do?
  8. 8 Bali and Java - 24 September to 23 October 2014
  9. 9 Where to buy a Yukuta, rather than a Kimono...?
  10. 10 Vietnam- when to go to avoid the rain?
  11. 11 Mekong River Cruises
  12. 12 swim after Christmas at Hoi An vietnam?
  13. 13 Elephant Village Sanctuary in Luang Prabang - which trip?
  14. 14 Help re. Visa.
  15. 15 possible trip for family of 4 to Japan over New Years. Is it worth trying?
  16. 16 Recommended hotels/activities in Huahin
  17. 17 Loy Krathong - do you need tickets?
  18. 18 Bangkok and Manila
  19. 19 Medical/supplemental insurance for India
  20. 20 Ranthambore - where to stay?
  21. 21 Trip Report 16 days in Vietnam
  22. 22 Guide in Bagan?
  23. 23 Day Tours Phuket, Krabi
  24. 24 Next step - drive or be driven - Mae Hong Son loop
  25. 25 Dentist
View next 25 » Back to the top