The Akhara of Varanasi – Wrestling Mud Pits

An ancient tradition which still finds its place in the narrow lanes along the ghats of  the Ganges, faith and fitness go hand in hand together in Varanasi at its traditional Akharas, or gyms. At these Akharas, located by the ghats, people participate in Kushti, a form of wrestling which has been practised for over 5000 years.  The wrestlers of today still perform this art with devotion. Visit one of these Akharas early in the morning to get a totally new experience.

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  • Location : Varanasi, Inde du Nord
  • Submitted On : 03 Feb 2016