India: Varanasi to Bandhavgarh
Season 1, Episode 11 of Art Wolfe’s ‘Travels to the Edge‘
Varanasi is one of India’s holiest river cities. Art joins nearly 20 million pilgrims for a dip in the Ganges and captures images of Hindu holy men who have renounced all worldly pursuits. In ancient Varanasi, the sacred and the ordinary meet in a swirl of color, fire and ritual. Hindus strive to visit this spiritual epicenter at least once in their lives to bathe in the Ganges and cleanse their karma.