One of the highlights of Varanasi was the warmth of its people. I had read in some guides that tourists get pestered a lot, and having experienced that in other places in India, I expected to have to say, and repeat, and repeat again a lot of “no, thank you.” Well it didn’t happen, even when I went off on my own along the ghats or in the lanes of Varanasi. I was greeted by a lot of “Namaste” and that was about it.
Below, is a family having lunch.
Young people having fun in the water.
After a few days on the ghats, you start recognizing faces. We kept seeing this girl. Here she’s selling us diyas to offer to the Ganga.
And finally, one of our rickshaw wallahs.