The temple town of Varanasi has a booming tourist scene that does not necessarily involve praying on the riverbank or jumping into the water. Houses attached to the old ramparts of the massive ghats that look unclaimed the previous evening turn into bright, colourful hostels for backpackers the next morning. At night, if the weather is nice, parties happen on the terrace of the hostels overlooking the silent Ganga, the moon reflecting on its calm surface. This is just one of the many faces of Varanasi. Enjoy it while it lasts.