Varanasi was as crazy, chaotic, congested, crowded, fascinating and impressive to experience as expected. It holds such contrasts of beauty and less than desirable cleanliness, all amidst such a holy and spiritual place.
One morning we rose early to catch the sunrise by boat on the Ganges. The same day we did a three hour walking tour through both the Muslim and Hindu areas of the city and then, of course, it led us to the ghats by the river. In the evening we witnessed the daily evening puja by the water.
We enjoyed having experienced all that Varanasi has to offer and at the same time were pleased to move on by the end of our stay, to a more quiet part of the country.