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Photo Of The Day: Indian Pilgrim

Photo Of The Day: Indian Pilgrim Jan 6th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Today's excellent and colorful portrait shot comes to us courtesy of Flickr user SoumishD. Soumish was in the Indian city of Haridwar, an important Hindu pilgrimage site along the holy waters of the Ganges River, when he captured this mysterious woman, cloaked in a translucent pink veil. The depth of field focus on her face, the vibrant hue of the pink fabric and the look of concentration all...

Photo Of The Day: Varanasi Ritual

Photo Of The Day: Varanasi Ritual Dec 6th, 2012 at 5:00PM: There are many common motifs in travel photography: sunsets, markets, funny signs that might include unique and amazing images, but are found all over the world. It's the rare photograph that shows us something unusual, perhaps something completely new. Today's Photo of the Day is by Gadling favorite and Flickr user arunchs is from Varanasi, India, capturing the evening ritual of Ganga Aarti....

Photo Of The Day: The Ganges River At Dawn

Photo Of The Day: The Ganges River At Dawn Aug 21st, 2012 at 6:30PM: Sometimes, the most poignant travel imagery is captured before the destination has even woken up. Take, for instance, today's Photo of the Day, taken by Flickr user Calvin Lee on the banks of the Ganges River in Varanasi, India. Later in the day, the river will be filled with pilgrims engaging in religious rituals, tourists taking photos of them and the hustlers that inevitably follow the...

Video: A sadhu singing by the Ganges River, Varanasi

Mar 18th, 2012 at 6:00PM: One of the best gifts travel gives you is all the great music you wouldn't otherwise hear. Strange tunes often stick in the mind long after the memories of meals and sights have dimmed. Last week I brought you a video of a kalimba player in Malawi. Here's a completely different tune from a completely different country, yet both tunes have gotten into my head. This man is a sadhu, one of the...

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