Banaras through my eyes

One month prior to my visit, when I told one of my friends about my plans to visit Varanasi, he had a hearty laugh. “But why Banaras?”, he asked. ( Banaras is a former name of Varanasi.) “Are you a foreigner to visit this temple city or do you want to become a Baba(a saint)? There…

Kalga: A hamlet from a fairytale

A sleeping hamlet lost in its own world with very few tourists, this place is a land of flowers! The apple orchards, white and purple colored flowers were in abundance that lit the whole village just like the string of tiny bulbs lights up a place during festivals. In contrary to the fewer tourists, I…