Winter fog at one of the Benaras ghats

Winters at Benaras

The winter fog has dawned upon this ancient city yet again.

Mark Twain once said "Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together"

Honestly speaking I was able to understand the gravitas of the quote only upon visiting this historic city. Am not a religious person, but as an avid lover of history, this city holds marvels and stories.
A city which is the oldest continually inhabited place in the world, yet seemingly timeless in a curious way. Its ghats embody the multiple facets of life, its innumerable temples are the sanctuaries of unending spiritual grace, its people an affable and jovial lot and the river Ganges which gives the city its meaning is the fountain of life and inspiration for many. A single visit does not do justice to it's history.
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I wander about on my motorcycle, and welcome bribes in the form of good food.

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