People of Varanasi | Photo Series

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This is a journey through various people in and around Varanasi ghats.

We can start our journey visiting an old lady who runs a shop in one of the narrow streets of Varanasi.

An Old Lady shopkeeper at Varanasi
An Old Lady shopkeeper at Varanasi

There are more shops and shopkeepers in whichever turn you take in that narrow labyrinth. Some of the people from that labyrinth are showing their faces now.

Young shopkeeper at Varanasi
Young shopkeeper at Varanasi
A bit older one
A bit older one
A bit more older one
A bit more older one
A middle aged man
A middle aged man
An Old man
An Old man
And then a Lassi Maker
And then a Lassi Maker
And A Style Maker
And A Style Maker
And A Shop Maker
A Shop Maker
And a young bread winner
And a young bread winner

But what is the use of shops if there are no one to buy things. Customers are needed! The customers come in all sizes, shapes, colours and ages.

Young happy customer
Young happy customer
Or the serious ones
Or the serious ones
A Stylish customer
A Stylish customer
Videshi Customers
Some Videshi Customers
Desi Customers
One Desi Customer

All of these people are walking through the street where the local people are living and make a living.

Some of them has amazingly narrow parking spaces
Some of them have amazingly narrow parking spaces
And they also have houses at the end of such narrow lanes
And they also have houses at the end of such narrow lanes
Some people make a living in these very streets
Some people make a living in these very streets
And a transporter waiting for transportee
Such as this transporter waiting for a transportee

These locals or vendors are not the people who mainly run the economy here. That would be the Devotees. Those devotees also come in all sizes and shapes like the other group of people.

The Young devotees
The Young devotees
Older devotees
Older devotees
And a senior one
And a senior one
Sometimes equanimous ones too
Sometimes equanimous ones too

But then there is one another set of people to whom Varanasi is really home. The Sadhus! Without Sadhus, Varanasi is nothing. Many different kinds of sadhus are there, walking around in Banaras.

Most of them would be walking around
Most of them would be simply walking around
Walking like this through ghats
Walking like this, through the ghats
Some might just walk around
Some might just walk around looking for answers
But some might ask for alms
But some might ask for alms as well
Some might eat their own food
Some might cook and eat their own food
The some might sleep their way off
Then some might just sleep almost all day long

This last picture would give you an overall idea about the place that Varanasi is, minus the Sadhus. You can see the street vendors, tourists, cows, locals, kids and maybe a sadhu just around the corner.

Varanasi : An overall view
Varanasi : An overall view

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Trablogger aka Jithin is an Indian travel blogger who is obsessed with leading a travel life. When he is not traveling, photographing, writing or blogging, you can see him thinking about sustaining this travel life or helping someone to travel more.

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janmalique

You are a wonderful storyteller, instead of words the magic comes through images.

Les Petits Pas de Juls

Splendid shots!

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