Hey everyone πŸ™‹

I am back from a month long holiday to Benares..( actually back long ago,but the lazy me couldn’t just make up my mind to post, thanks to M who literally urged me to post)

So, as promised in my previous post Being Nee #2 here I go ranting about my visit to Benares.. πŸ˜„

I am anyways on a break but this was like a another break from the monotonous routine, post childbirth..

So, Benares, Varanasi or Kashi call it whatever you like is really an amazing city and my visit was fun filled..

I enjoyed exploring the city on my own,shopped around, spent time gazing at the Ganges, visualising the age old place with its enormous history and ancient stories..

In Benares, with it’s never ending crowd, you will find temples at every corner and Cows ( considered sacred by hindus) happily sashaying down the streets..

The day after I landed was Holi..The festival of colours in India where everyone go around applying the colours ..So we did our share too..Not much but just a Tilak…

I took a cycle rickshaw to the Ghats and went exploring the markets all by myself..

Ghats in varanasi are riverfront steps leading to the banks of the River Ganges..Where people have a holy dip,pooja ceremonies, boating and most importantly two ghats are for cremation purposes..

The city boasts of nearly 80+ ghats surrounding it…The most famous is the Dashashwamedh Ghat..

From here , I had the first glimpse of the Ganga river( the most scared of all rivers in India)

My first glimpse of the Ganges..

At Dashashwamedh Ghat..

I visited the local markets brimming with fresh produce and a variety of sweet meats..

Yummy Samosas, Kachoris,Lavang latikas..

The booming marketplace..

Marigolds everywhere..🌻

The shops by the ghats had curios, puja items and water from the Ganges for sale…( Hindus believe, no puja or ritual is complete without the use of Ganga jal {holy water from the Ganges})

With a mix of locals and pilgrims from the South of India and tourists from various parts of the world, it very interesting to watch the crowds go by..

Spicy Chaats anyone???πŸ˜‹

Ohh I had a gala time,gulping down the famous lassi( yoghurt shake)..πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹I had mine flavoured with Kesar and Mango…( Pardon me, I was Sooooo busy eating😝 I did not take any pics)

Gorging on roshogullas and samosas ( Ahh was simply awesome..)😍

The famous Roshogullas…

So that brings me to an end of the glimpses of Benares..More in the next post..Until then have a great week ahead everyone..πŸ˜€