Subah-e-Banaras in Pictures

I recently got an opportunity to visit Varanasi with UP Tourism and Lonely Planet Magazine India. On our itinerary was Subah-e-Banaras which literally means a morning in Varanasi!

I am not a morning person by any stretch of imagination. I howl and cry when I am asked to wake up and assemble in the lobby at 4.00 am. I do not wish to leave my comfortable hotel room at any cost! But 4.00 am starts are necessary to enjoy anything remotely to do with sunrise. And by the end of it, I was actually thrilled to have experienced Subah-e-Banaras. It was actually the highlight of my Varanasi experience.

Subah-e-Banaras in Pictures
The Ganga Aarti at the Assi Ghat in Varanasi

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Dandi Kutir- The High Tech Gandhi Museum in Gandhinagar

After a few minutes inside the Dandi Kutir Museum I was reminded of the museums in Sharjah and Dubai. I had seen such use of technology only in those places. So, it was a pleasant surprise to find such a modern museum closer home.

Dabdi Kutir is the world’s largest museum devoted to the life and teachings of one person, Mahatma Gandhi! As our group walked towards the building, the exteriors looked impressive and unusual! Our guide pointed out that the building resembled a salt heap to commemorate the Dandi Yatra led by Mahatma Gandhi!

Dandi Kutir- The High Tech Gandhi Museum in Gandhinagar

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Things to Know Before You Go to Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj

When I got an invitation from the UP Government and Lonely Planet Magazine India to visit the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj I accepted it without any hesitation. I was under the impression that I would never be able to do it on my own, so I was thrilled that I could be part of the media group to visit Kumbh. I am now back from the visit and though I will write many posts, it is easier to start with the nuts and bolts of what to expect at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.

Consult the Official Website: If you wish to visit Kumbh Mela please consult the official Kumbh Website, it will provide answers to many of your questions. The mela is held at four locations- Nasik, Ujjain, Prayagraj and Haridwar. This post pertains to the Kumbh Mela 2019 at the Prayagraj.

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