The cremation ghats in Varanasi. Hindus consider it auspicious to die and be cremated in Varanasi as it breaks the cycle of death and rebirth. Read more about things to do in Varanasi in my travel guide.

My Varanasi Travel Guide: The Best Places to Visit, Eat and Stay.

An ancient city on the shores of the Ganges, it is a religious centre for Hindus and tourists alike to visit and see the culture

Travel Inspiration for India - Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities of the world. This sacred city is set on the banks of the mighty Ganges, where the centuries-old religious bathing and cremation rituals at the Ghangha ghats are a daily occurrence.

India Travel Inspiration - Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities of the world. This sacred city is set on the banks of the mighty Ganges, where the centuries-old religious bathing and cremation rituals at the Ghangha ghats are a daily occurrence.

Iruvan Karunakaran (Indian) Varanasi - Acrylic

It is believed that people are cleansed physically, mentally and spiritually at Ganga Ghats

The heart of Indian spirituality. The beautiful sacred Ganges flows through Varanasi. Varanasi is sacred to Hindus, Buddhists and Jains and also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The scene of pilgrims doing their devotions in the River Ganges at sunrise set against the backdrop of the centuries old temples is probably one of the most impressive sights in the world. Visit the myriad of temples and enjoy the vegetarian cuisine here, though simple, but delicious.

The heart of Indian spirituality. The beautiful sacred Ganges flows through Varanasi.

Hindu pilgrim making an offering on the Ganges river. In Varanasi, India.

theatlasofbeauty: “Hindu pilgrim making an offering on the Ganges river. A few weeks ago in Varanasi, India.

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