Video of the day: Skateboarding Varanasi's ghats in India

Emma Sleight





Skateboard master Killian Martin's new video shows off India at its baffling and beautiful best.

In fact, as the freestyler spins and jumps his way through Varanasi in India, the director Brett Novak, manages to sell the subcontinental playground better than most Indian tourism campaigns.

Video of the day: Skateboarding Varanasi's ghats in India
Video of the day: Skateboarding Varanasi's ghats in India


As he careens around Varanasi's sacred ghats on the shores of the River Ganges, past the burning ghats, the saffron-robed monks off to prayer; the market places stacked high with bright, floral wreaths for the temples and the pastel-hued crumbling buildings, it's easy to forget the skateboarding and fall in love with the landscape instead.

See our gallery of Varanasi captured in all her scruffy, spiritual and colourful glory below and tell us if this video has inspired you to visit India.

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