Varanasi: A day full of food, street photography and holy Ganga dip!

The last time I was in Varanasi, I spent a week soaking in the life around me (and occasionally some sun as well it was December).

This trip was much shorter, just a day in the magical city with a new friend. Here is the first in the series of images I clicked walking through the ghats and the inner lanes...

The one thing I missed out on last time, but tried in this one eventful day was Thandai with bhang! There are multiple shops around, and the easiest way is to find to find 'Godowlia crossroad' and there are multiple shops selling Thandai there; make sure you ask them to give you Bhang Thandai :) 

And by the way, in Varanasi it is all also legal :)

Varanasi Ganges Man Food Street Photography
Pawan capturing the life on the ghat
Varanasi Ganges Man Food Street Photography
I call him the 'Dolphin' man, though you can see a small shark fin also :)
Varanasi Ganges Man Food Street Photography Sadhu Saint oirange
Early morning meditation
Varanasi Ganges Man Food Street Photography bathing man
Swimming across 
Varanasi Ganges Man Food Street Photography laughing sadhu
Some interesting Sadhu conversation :)
Varanasi Ganges Man Food Street Photography ghat
The lovely colours of ghats...

Read more on the Varanasi series here...


  1. Beautiful photos! You caught several perfect moments in time.
    Dolphin Man!

  2. Lovely images! Dolphin man :)


  3. Hello, Siddhartha Joshi.

      Your works is embraced in your gentleness.
      And sweet message charms my heart.

      The prayer for all peace.
      I wish You all the best.

    Have a good day. from Japan, ruma ❀

    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words Ruma :)

  4. Siddhartha Joshi, I must appreciate the beauty with which you have presented your blog. I love the images of Banaras you have displayed in this blog. Great job. Hope to read more from you. Keep penning such lovely and informative works.

  5. Hi Siddhartha, few days back accidentally I bumped to Ms. Neelima Vallangi's blog. She is one hell of a good writer and I must mention, first time in my life I got introduced to very much interesting blogging world as I came across few other writers like you too while going through her blog. You have kept it very minimum but to the point and catchy info with creative photography. Its just few days I have started reading your blog and I really liked it very much. Btw that Dolphin man with shark fin is hilarious imagination of made me laugh so hard :)

    1. Thanks so much really glad you liked my blog :) Really appreciate it...


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