If you are visiting Varanasi in India, the evening aarti at Dashashwmedh ghat is something which you'll not like to miss.

The entire performance of 20-30 mins is simply ethereal and a treat to the eyes, ears and the soul.

A female langoor monkey with her baby in the forests of Himachal Pradesh

A street seller on the streets of Srinagar, Kashmir. The barbwire tell the story of heavily guarded state of Kashmir.

A landscape view of the historical city of Shimla, after a fresh spell of snowfall

Opening ceremony of Hindu festival of Navratri in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Local deities from across the state gather in a large ground in Mandi every year to pay respects to Lord Shiva - The Mahadev.

Arrival of gods is announced with lot of music, fanfare and celebrations.

A kid afraid from group of pigeons, hiding behind his mother on the streets of Jaipur, India.

A Hindu scholar busy in offering morning prayers to God, on the banks of holy river Ganges in Varanasi, India

Kids dressed as Hindu gods and godesses at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi, India.
Their only source of income is the tip they receive from foreigners for their portraits.

A landscape view of the oldest city in India - Varanasi, erstwhile Kashi or Benaras. The stones and boats on the ghats of Holy Ganges storytell the rich history of this heritage city.

Migratory birds on the banks of holy river Ganges in Varanasi.


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