In search of good food Benaras - Part 1

"Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together!" - Mark Twain

Ever wonder,what did it took Mark Twain to write this ? Well, not unless you have been to Benaras/Kashi/Varanasi.The welcome that you get the main railway station is no indication of what is in store for you.

Each evening, Devotees gather at the "dasaswamedh ghat" to watch the Ganga aarti, which generally takes place at 6:30 PM. Unlike Haridwar where you have a a huge no of tourists and you jostle for space,Its much calmer here in Benares.

Talking about food, the staple breakfast consists of Kachori-Sabzi with Jalebi. Unlike other parts of India, Kachori here resembles more of a Puri and Khasta is what we call kachori in other parts of the country

Do not miss out the tea in the earthen pot(kullad).These are use and throw kullads, which are broken after the first use. The taste if the tea in those is pure ecstasy.

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September 13, 2013

Gauravmasand

Thank you friends for liking the blog and pictures...

September 12, 2013

FabioConcetta

Beautiful images, very choreographic the first two!

September 09, 2013

Egomezta

Interesting, images... Amazing culture.

September 08, 2013

Laurasinelle

Nice images!! Like the chai one!

September 07, 2013

Vogonify

Nice one Gaurav. That Kachori Sabzi with jilebi brings back many memories of the Kumbh. Thanks.

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Photo credits: Gaurav Masand.