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Doors inside Jaipur City Palace (Pink City, Jaipur, India)

Itinerary – 10 Days in India

Early this year, I had a 10-day trip to India. Yes, I know, for a huge country like India, 10 days is a joke, right? šŸ˜€ That’s why, I chose to explore New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. These three cities are the usual tourist destinationsĀ for those who have little time in the country. They’re called […]

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What Morning Looks Like at Ganges River in Varanasi (India).

What Morning Looks Like at Ganges River in Varanasi

The Ganges River in Varanasi is everything to the Hindus who live in the city. They consider it holy but they don’t treat it like one. It’s murky and polluted. For a visitor like me, I see the flowing river crying for help. Strolling along the banks, I saw a lot of things that’s not […]

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Sarnath – Where Buddha Preached His First Sermon

In Sarnath, Buddha preached his first sermon to his followers. Right after he attained Nirvana under a Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, he traveled to Sarnath to preach. That sermon he gave became the central belief of Buddhism: The Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path. Today, Sarnath is synonymous to Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. There’s […]

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The Burning of the Dead on the Banks of Ganges River in Varanasi (India).

The Burning of the Dead on the Banks of Ganges River in Varanasi is not for the Faint-Hearted

The burning of the dead on the banks of Ganges River in Varanasi is not for the faint-hearted. There’s nothing like this in the world where cremation is done in public view. Locals and tourists can sit and watch the whole ritual from a distance or closer if you’re brave. However, taking photos seem be […]

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Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat - A Hindu Ritual by the Ganges River

Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat – A Hindu Ritual by the Ganges River

Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat is a Hindu ritual by the Ganges River in Varanasi, India. This nightly ceremonies is attended and watched by hundreds of worshipping locals and curious tourists from all over the world. It is free for all to witness but you should arrive earlier than 6 in the evening to get […]

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