Varanasi / Benares / Banaras - You can call it what you want, the town of SHIVA !
It was the month of February, winter was nearly gone, the temperature was starting to rise in my hometown RANCHI, "am not really a summers fan" and I was having the urge to go for one last trip to farewell the departing winters.
My friend was going to Banaras for "MAHA SHIVRATRI - The night of nagas & babas." And I dunno how he convinced me to tag along, I don't really enjoy these mainstream, hardcore hinduistic, pilgrim destinations.
Anyways, with all my inhibitions about banaras, we boarded the overnight train from Ranchi railway station to Banaras.