benares (varanasi)

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Probably India's holiest city, Benares is now officially called Varanasi but both names seem to be used impartially. Dawn on the Holy Ganges River is unbelievably beautiful, but we shot far too much film when we were there: slight variations on the same ever-fascinating theme.

red sari


women bathing

prayers beside the river

drying clothes

early morning

holy man

coffee shop

boat boy

last updated: 23/01/05

© 2005 Roger W. Hicks