Today, we drive around inside Bodh Gaya to see the various Buddhist temples built by different countries. We drove on NH1, also called the old Grand Trunk Road, to reach Varanasi in time for a walk through the old town.
We saw the ghats and the ceremonies being conducted there. We visited a boat building workshop, an ashram where people come for peace and attain Moksha, and walked through the town eating local food.
Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Varanasi is also known as the favorite city of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva. It has been mentioned in the Rigveda that this city in older times was known as Kashi or “Shiv ki Nagri”
Origin: Bodhgaya, Bihar
Destination: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Distance Covered: 255 Kms
States Covered: Bihar, Uttar Pradesh
We visited an ashram where many Hindus come to live with only one wish and expectation – if you die in Kashi you can directly obtain Moksha.
We walked the narrow by-lanes and alleys of Varanasi.
We wrapped up the day with Sathvik dinner at a friend’s restaurant.