Gaining a new perspective on life, our hearts and souls were touched in a profound way along the shores of the holy city of Varanasi, India. In India, Varanasi is the most sacred place. The beating heart of the Hindu universe. Hindus believe it is auspicious to drink, bathe, and, after death, have their ashes scattered in the Ganges River.
The Small List
Boat ride on the Ganges – It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges. Take a sunset river float to view the live cremations. In Hinduism, it is believed that those who die and are cremated here get an instant gateway to heaven.
Cycle Rickshaw Ride – An unforgettable experience through the chaotic streets of Varanasi. Take a sunrise rickshaw ride to the Ganges River to observe spiritual morning bathing rituals.
Mother Teresa’s Home – A shelter for homeless, helpless, and sick, this charity house is a memoir of Mother Teresa. The place accepts volunteers from all walks of life. Travelers visit Mother Teresa’s home for its noble cause and many want to be part of the social work.