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Floating Bazaar – Happens Only in Banaras

by afiatajdar 1547 days ago

The holy city of Varanasi, which was earlier known as Banaras has evolved itself from being just a spiritual destination. Tourists come here to see this ancient cultural city and explore the rich and invigorating spiritual ambiance. Of recent a new facet



Boating on the banks of the mighty Ganges has been among the popular indulgence for those planning to take up Varanasi holidays in Uttar Pradesh. The foreigners usually use these boat rides to explore the region and now the locals are using these boats as floating shops to lure the foreigners into buying various products. Starting from ethnic beads jewelry these floating bazaars sell varieties of trinkets, numerous artifacts, brass and copper wares and even colorful diyas.


These bazaars are a welcome change especially for the foreigners who want to enjoy shopping for local handicrafts. Boating on the wide span of the river can take a lot of time and foreigners are happy to utilize this time in bargaining with the sellers. These local sellers too have benefitted from this unique initiative as it helps them in selling their goods to a large crowd at once. 

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