Photo of the Week: The lively streets of Varanasi, India

Varanasi Street, India

Varanasi street scene, viewed from the rooftop of our hotel

India is a fascinating country. Varanasi was the first city we visited during our travels through northern India, so you can imagine the culture shock and sensory overload we experienced after we passed the Sunauli border crossing between Nepal and India.

There are several images that come to mind when we reflect on our time in India’s holiest city. Without question, the sight of burning bodies on the ghats of the sacred Ganges River is not easily erased from our minds. It’s ironic that death is very much a part of life in Varanasi.

Some our most memorable moments were spent on the rooftop of our hotel, where the street-level chaos disappeared and we were able to watch and experience daily life in one of the oldest cities in the world. It was during those special moments that we felt the spirit of India.

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Have you traveled to India? Did you visit Varanasi?
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Cam and Nicole Wears are family travel bloggers who live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has lead them to over 70+ countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.