Varanasi | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Archeological excavations of ancient Buddhist monasteries in Sarnath, India. Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma here. The three structures in the distance, from left to right, are the Main Temple, the Dhamekh Stupa, and the Jain Temple.

Click on title to view photo in large format. After his enlightenment, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha traveled to Sarnath, a village near Varanasi, India. There he shared the Dharma (teaching) with his...

Worshipers immerse in teh Ganges River at Varanasi, India

In India, more than any other place on earth, the natural and spiritual worlds conjoin. Air and light, trees and mountains, animals and fire are all worshiped as gods. But the...

Aarti Fire Purifying Ceremony at Assi Ghat in Varanasi, India

  Every evening after the sun sets, devotees perform the Aarti Fire Purifying Ceremony at Assi Ghat, on the banks of the Ganges River in Varanasi, India.

Workers paint the shared steps between Vijayana Garam Ghat and Kedar Ghat in Varanasi, India

Click on title to view photo in large format. In Varanasi, India, more than 90 ghats (stairways) lead down to the banks of the Ganges River. Hindus come from around the...

Dawn boat trip down the Ganges River in Varanasi, India

Click on title to view photo in large format. A sunrise boat trip down the Ganges River in Varanasi, India, is the very best way to experience some of the 90-plus...

Bathing in the Ganges River in Varanasi, India

Click on title to view photo in large format. For two whole days I walked along the banks of the Ganges River in Varanasi, India. Trash littered the shores and sewage...