Naman Kumar (@thewildpassage) — Budget Adventure Traveller🤸🏊
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*Me:* Baba, black sheep, have you any wool?
*Baba:* Enough wool to knit a story
*Me:* Baba, black sheep, have you any wool? *Baba:* Enough wool to knit a story that makes you into a fool. Baba's are full of magic, mysticism and, well, stories. Stories of Gods, the incredible world, incredulous encounters and the omenus future! And they deliver them with such conviction. Who couldn't possibly believe a baba dressed in flowers and flashing a smile as bright as that? After all, the world *is* full of gullible fools.
11.05.2019 10:30:28
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Don't those colours really stand out?
Imagine hundreds of similar colourful boat
Don't those colours really stand out? Imagine hundreds of similar colourful boats just calmly sailing across the Ganga...like little colourful diyas... Imagine, each family on a boat that has come to Benaras to fullfill some desires, realise some hopes, or simply let go of guilt. The emotions that the Ganga flows with everyday can be at the least over whelming... Yet, as I sailed on that boat I experienced a transcending amount of peace; no sign of the billion thoughts that were concentrated on one tiny river bank. The Gangetic paradox, eh? #rivers#boat#colourful#symmetry#blue#yellow#writerspfinstagram#varanasi#benares#peace#Naturephotography#natgeotravel#nationalgeographic#instagram#instagoodmyphoto#instapassport#travelgram#transformationtuesday💪#passionpassport#exploretocreate#budgettraveler#thewildpassage#iamatraveller#summervibes#summertime#kashi#relaxing#ganga#ganges#paradox
30.04.2019 14:41:56
Just look at those beautiful lamps.
An epitome of grandeur, tradition and cultur
Just look at those beautiful lamps. An epitome of grandeur, tradition and culture. The Ganga Pooja has been performed for centuries on the Assi ghat, as an ode to the perennial Ganga. We have proudly hosted World leaders to this spectacle; it's recognition as a cultural nerve centre has cleaned up years of filth on the Ghats. And Varanasi, no less has always been a hotbed of activity! Take yesterday for instance, Varanasi had one of the most prominent electoral candidates file candidature in the Varanasi constituency; representing the voice of ancient tradition has never been more critical. No wonder those lamps burn with such fierce pride! #ganga#ghats#gangapuja#lamps#pandit#river#benares#varanasi#assighat#candidature#indianelections#religion#tradition#culture#nationalgeographic#natgeotravel#lonelyplanet#oldcity#kashi#writersofinstagram#india#indiagram#travelgram#eveningbytheriver#instapassport#man#travellikealocal#budgettraveler#thewildpassage#tripotocommunity
26.04.2019 10:55:08
Varanasi was more than just another destination for me; it wriggled my brain and
Varanasi was more than just another destination for me; it wriggled my brain and made me question how much culture and religious dogma has blinded people from logic and reasoning. Casteism, Sexism and religious bias is as prevalent as the poverty on the streets of Banaras. And while walking on the ghats of sacred Ganga, you will see people throwing human ash and garbage on one side and taking a holy dip on the other. . . There were a multitude of things which were difficult for me to understand logically. From local people revolting against cleaning of Ganga to fraud sadhus relying on tourists for money in return for a picture, it will take ages to understand Banaras deeply. And despite how fucked up I found Banaras, I can’t wait to go back to learn more about the spiritual capital of India ... what has made it the way it is. #Dog#Naturephotos#Traveltheworld#Naturephotography#Oceanic#longtimenosea#oldmanandthesea#river#deepinthought#reflectiontime#introspection#varanasi#culture#nature#rallyforrivers#savetheganges#oldman#nationalgeographic#natgeotravel#tripotocommunity#meinbhisadakchap#lonelyplanet#writersofinstagram#benaras#acrosstheriver#environment#landscape#instagram
14.04.2019 08:09:09
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Well it is the holy dip ofcourse!
The goat's chilling on the banks while a man i
Well it is the holy dip ofcourse! The goat's chilling on the banks while a man is fervently praying for all his sins to disappear into the all-embracing Ganga. The holy dip is a chance card for all Hindus. A chance at new beginnings, or some forced forgiveness. And maybe that's why you will find thousands flocking the banks of the river using their multiple chances, bobbing in and out of the river. But how much can the river embrace? Our sins have killed parts of her already Beyond scope for revival! . . #thewildpassage#goat#religion#culture#benares#varanasi#natgeotravel#india#natgeoyourshot#natgeoindia#tripotocommunity#ganga#indiagram#writersofinstagram#nustaharamkhor#meinbhisadakchap#lonelyplanetindia#indianphotography#instadaily#traveblog#incredibleindia#photographers_of_india#indiagram#storiesofindia#indiaclicks#riverbank#holydip#tradition#secondchance#holyriverganga . @tripotocommunity@natgeoindia@lonelyplanetindia@lonelyplanetmagazineindia . . @thewildpassage https://thewildpassage.com
10.04.2019 14:34:13
Manikarnika Ghat, one of the more famous ghats in Varanasi is where the bodies a
Manikarnika Ghat, one of the more famous ghats in Varanasi is where the bodies are burned. Here, you will see cows ambling next to the funeral pyre while dogs pee on the dead bodies waiting for their turn. You will see young men and small kids jumping into the black waters of Ganga looking for gold jewelry left behind by rich women as a young man turns to charcoal behind them. Here, there is more division among people than between people and animals. Religious bias is rampant, casteism and sexism is quite apparent. Stench of garbage, human and animal waste spreads along the ghats. The ghats are flooded by fraud sadhus and babas. Yet, it is one of the holiest places in the world and yet, people have no sense or awareness on how to treat it with respect. . . #thewildpassage#instagram#varanasi#culture#banaras#religion#spirituality#funeral#india#indianphotography#_soi#natgeoyourshot#cntgiveitashot#natgeotravel#natgeoindia#natgeo#lonelyplanetindia#lonelyplanet#tripotocommunity#maibhisadakchap#nustaharamkhor#photographers_of_india#photooftheday#lovetotravel#travellikealocal#doyoutravel#indiantravelblogger#passionpassport#writersofinstagram#writersindia@natgeoindia@lonelyplanetindia@tripotocommunity . . @thewildpassage https://thewildpassage.com
21.03.2019 09:46:22
Solitude.
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In the last few years, I have come to love being on my own. I love g
Solitude. . In the last few years, I have come to love being on my own. I love going out to cafes or restaurants by myself and prefer going for walks alone. I love traveling solo or with few close people whom I can count on the fingers of one hand. And when I am not on the road, I try to spend one hour daily in my room meditating with no mobile and no human interaction. It's my favorite time of the day. 😊 . What about you, how often do you spend time just by yourself? 😁 . . #thewildpassage#banaras#varanasi#india#ganga#solitudequotes#indianphotography#_soi#yourshot_india#indiapictures#maibhisadakchap#nustaharamkhor#_coi#lonelyplanetindia#natgeoindia#natgeoyourshot#cntgiveitashot#tripotocommunity#indiantravelblogger#indianwriters#writerscommunity#indianphotos#photographers_of_india#photooftheday#photography#indiaclicks#doyoutravel#travellikealocal#lovetotravel#wonderfulplaces . . @thewildpassage https://thewildpassage.com
18.03.2019 13:42:40
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Watching glistening white water dropping from a cliff over the coal black basalt
Watching glistening white water dropping from a cliff over the coal black basalt into the calm pool is absolutely beautiful. ❤️ . Centuries of lava flow formed these black hexagonal basalt columns, giving it the name Svartifoss or Black falls, making it one of the most unique waterfalls in Iceland. Don’t forget to add it to your list when you visit Iceland. 😁 . . #thewildpassage#whpweekend#instagram@instagram . #iceland#guidetoiceland#southiceland#icelandtravel#svartifoss#svartifosswaterfall#icelandair#natgeoyourshot#natgeotravel#lonelyplanettraveller#lonelyplanetindia#lonelyplanet#cntgiveitashot#tripotocommunity#landscape#travelphotography#photooftheday#waterfalls#doyoutravel#passionpassport#beautifuldestinations#wonderfulplaces#roadtrip#travellikealocal#lovetotravel#indiantravelblogger#indianphotographers@guidetoiceland . . @thewildpassage https://thewildpassage.com
03.03.2019 04:53:43
Although this photo gives off a peaceful vibe but the actual experience was not
Although this photo gives off a peaceful vibe but the actual experience was not even close. It was a short but steep hike to get to the top of this volcanic crater. In addition, strong chilly gust of wind meant that I had to be careful and conscious of my footing while braving sub zero temperature. . But in the end, this spectacular view with aqua colored water juxtaposed with barren mountains and vast land made the struggle to get their totally worth it. ☺️❤️ . . #thewildpassage#iceland#icelandtravel#northiceland#myvatn#guidetoiceland#crater#volcano#natgeoyourshot#natgeotravel#lonelyplanettraveller#lonelyplanetindia#lonelyplanet#cntgiveitashot#tripotocommunity#landscapephotography#travelphotography#photooftheday#doyoutravel#roadtrip#travellikealocal#travelwithme#lovetotravel#indiantravelblogger#bloggersofinstagram#wonderfulplaces#beautifuldestinations#indianphotographers#lake#mountains . . @thewildpassage https://thewildpassage.com
01.03.2019 16:21:59
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Paint it Black. 🖤
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Iceland is a place like no other. At one moment, you are sur
Paint it Black. 🖤 . Iceland is a place like no other. At one moment, you are surrounded by glaciers and seals peeping out of ice-cold water whereas in the next moment, you find yourself shivering in the chilly wind, hiking to the top of a black volcano while its raining cats and dogs. . Iceland has a very diverse landscape and after spending a month there in the summers, I can't wait to go there in winters when it turns into a white wonderland. Is Iceland on your bucket list? 😁 . . #thewildpassage#whpsplitscreen#instagram@instagram . #iceland#icelandtravel#northiceland#guidetoiceland#myvatn#hverfjall#natgeoyourshot#cntgiveitashot#lonelyplanet#lonelyplanettraveller#natgeotravellerindia#tripotocommunity#landscapephotography#travelphotography#photooftheday#doyoutravel#passionpassport#volcano#crater#lovetotravel#indiantravelblogger#indianphotographers#bloggersofinstagram#worldnomads#travellikealocal#wonderfulplaces#beautifuldestinations . . @thewildpassage https://thewildpassage.com
24.02.2019 09:06:57
Mountain Kirkjufell is one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland because
Mountain Kirkjufell is one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland because of its interesting shape and the presence of beautiful waterfalls (called Kirkjufellsfoss) at the front. . Although I had seen this mountain a lot of times online but still, I was fascinated to see and capture it for myself. And indeed, it was as spectacular as the pictures if not more. . I waited for a long time for the place to get less crowded before I took this shot. There was something surreal to have finally witness something which I only saw on a screen for years. ❤️☺️ . . #thewildpassage#instagram#whpsplitscreen@instagram . #iceland#icelandtravel#westiceland#guidetoiceland#kirkjufell#kirkjufellsfoss#natgeoyourshot#lonelyplanet#lonelyplanettraveller#natgeotravel#tripotocommunity#cntgiveitashot#landscapephotography#travelphotography#photooftheday#doyoutravel#roadtrip#waterfalls#mountains#lovetotravel#indiantravelblogger#indianphotographers#bloggersofinstagram#travelwithme#travellikealocal#wonderfulplaces#beautifuldestinations . . @thewildpassage https://thewildpassage.com
23.02.2019 07:52:22
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