Varanasi – Older Than History

“Varanasi is is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” – Mark Twain, 1897


 

ACCOMMODATION

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset
On the way to our hostel
Checked in to HOSTEL LAVIE, it turned out to be our favorite chain hostel  in India.
Checked in to HOSTEL LAVIE, it turned out to be our favorite chain hostel in India.
Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset
Hangout on the roof
You can see the Ganges River from the roof.
You can see the Ganges River from the roof.

Our first sunset in Varanasi.
Sunset view from the roof.

 

THE GANGES

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

Evening Aarti ceremony


 

THE CITY

Shri Durga Temple
Shri Durga Temple
Shri Durga Temple
Shri Durga Temple
Market
Street

 

THE MORNING BOAT RIDE

Having chai and watching sunrise on the boat.
Having chai and watching sunrise on the boat.

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset


 

CAFE HUNTING

Open Hand Cafe. The cafe is inside of a gift shop,they provide really good coffee here.
Open Hand Cafe. The cafe is inside of a gift shop, they provide really good coffee here.

 

We were looking for brownies,  We decided to give it a try at this German Bakery Cafe
We were looking for brownies, We decided to give it a try at this German Bakery Cafe

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

We were not happy the brownies we had, so we went to Brown Bread Bakery which was opposite the German Bakery Cafe.
Brown Bread Bakery, recommended by Lonely Planet.
First of all, it's a nice rooftop garden, we love the decoration. Second of all, they have the best brownies in Varanasi!
First of all, it’s a nice rooftop garden, so cozy, we loved the decoration. Second of all, they have the best brownies in Varanasi!

One Comment Add yours

  1. The photographs are fantastic. Love the tones!

    Like

Leave a Reply to Bangali Backpackers Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s