Delhi-Varanasi--November 28, 2006--Sarnath, Cycle Rickshaw Rides, Ganga Fire Arti
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We left Delhi on a Jet Airways flight in the morning enroute to Varanasi. Of the modes of travel in India, air transportation is definitely the preferred means since many of the roads are poor and the trains fair. Jet Airways' planes and service were very good.
We arrived around noon in Varanasi, considered the oldest continuously inhabited city on earth. Varanasi is revered as sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists and is a magnet for persons with all sorts of mystical leanings.
If you watch the movie by clicking the link at the top of the page, it will give you a modest taste of moving in traffic in India; the real-life experience was much more harrowing.
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