People travel from distant lands to immerse the ashes of their kin in the sacred waters of the Ganges river, the immersion is believed to send the ashes to heaven.


At The Travelers’ Notebook Jackie Poinier shares how she lost her travel virginity in Life and Death on The Ganges. The Ganges is at once one of the most revered sites of spiritual pilgrimage in the world and a writer/photographers playground. Matador Trips also suggest the Ganges as one of the most Ideal Places to Watch the Sun Rise and Set. Share your photos of India and your impressions of the Ganges on your Matador Community profile so we may experience this unique cultural site through your eyes.

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