Sneak peek into life at the ghats of Banaras

Ganga ghat, Varanasi

Ganga is much more than a river, it’s a symbol of India’s ancient culture and heritage. When the earliest men arrived at the Indian subcontinent, they settled along the banks of this river and since then, the Ganga river is inextricably linked to India’s past, present, and future. Empires flourished and perished on its banks, battles won and lost, cities built and destroyed; the river has seen it all. For some, its a goddess, so pure, so benevolent, that a dip in its holy waters can wash away a lifetime of sins, cleanse one’s soul and bestow liberation. Read more

Exploring Haridwar: A quest of divine bliss

Haridwar

Haridwar, associated with both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, is one of the seven holiest places in Hinduism. It is one of the four places to host Kumbh Mela which witnesses around 10 crore people making it the largest religious congregation in the world. Pilgrims and tourists visit Haridwar throughout the year to take a dip in the holy Ganges which is believed to alleviate suffering and wash away sins. Haridwar is generally the starting point of several spiritual voyages like the Chota Char Dham Yatra, Kailash Mansarovar yatra, etc. Read more