BIRDS VIEW OF KASHI

The Brijrama  Palace is one of the finest buildings along the banks of the Holy River Ganges at Kashi ( Benaras or Varanasi).

The picture above and those that follow were taken at daybreak from the Terrace of this Ancient Palace which as you can see gives a wonderful overview of the City and the River Ganges.

Previous blogs titled  BLISS IN KASHI, DAYBREAK IN KASHI & INVOLUNTARY DIP IN KASHI would help you connect the dots.

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Bird’s View of The Ganges at Kashi

A wonderful capture as the Rock Pigeon tilts his head while perched on his bath tub as if viewing the hustle bustle of people on the River banks below through the Ancient ramparts of the Brijrama Palace.

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Pigeon’s Peephole

The All Marble Bath Tub is filled with the Holy waters of The River Ganges and covered with auspicious Marigold petals.

The Royal  Rock Pigeon (English), Kabootar ( Hindi) ,Columba livia ( scientific name)   seems to be in a State of Bliss, what say you?

Iron chains keep Curious Visitors Off the Edge and provide the Pigeons some privacy as well.

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Royal Bath Tub

What an Enchanting Morning to sip a Cup of Hot Tea after a cold dip in the River and watch the Pigeons bathing in absolute luxury  along with the Rising Sun.

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

23 thoughts on “BIRDS VIEW OF KASHI”

  1. What a beautiful photographs, fascinated me these petals… this is amazing. it could be only in India, in Beautiful India. Lucky birds… But you inspired me 🙂 Maybe I can make something like that in the village home. You know there are birds, like jackdaws and magpies… Thank you dear Mukul, I am watching at my desk with a cup of tea 🙂 it is tea time for here. Blessing and Happiness, Love, nia

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  2. This is an incredibly inspiring post. Here in the US, people often speak of pigeons (rock doves) as if they’re pests: rats with wings. One town even hosted a pigeon shoot every year, in which thousands of the birds were killed: either by shooting them or ripping their heads off. So to know that there’s a place where pigeons are treated with respect is encouraging. How wonderful that in Kashi, even common animals like pigeons are shown kindness. If more people could adopt that reverence for life, then the world would be a much different place than it is today.

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    1. Am glad you used the term “rock doves”, I was thinking of putting it in the post but pulled back so as not to confuse people. They are considered quite a trouble here as well as their acidic poop covers building , ledges etc etc. In Kashi I did see people forcing them to fly as they become lazy people feed them.Thank you for your very interesting comments.

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