Varanasi, despite its status as India’s holiest city, shares one other less desirable distinction, at least in my opinion; it is almost certainly its filthiest, which in the world’s filthiest country is quite an accolade. Nevertheless, it remains a city that I love, and is more than capable of producing some memorable moments and scenes. But rather than write too much about it, I’m trying a new approach; loads of images and adjectives.
With burning bodies along the river, and mud and shi* at every step, Varanasi is not for the feint hearted. But it is India at its most wild and unique, and I for one love it. Enjoy!
India is a country that most travelers either love or hate. So Varanasi, then, is a city that you must either REALLY love, or REALLY hate. I’m one of the lovers, but Leslie is definitely a hater, and I quote; “…the dirtiest most disgusting pit I’ve ever seen, and I never want to see or even think of it again.”
So, love, you didn’t like it much then?
What cities do you love or hate, and why? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.
All images by the Nomad!