Another way the locals and tourists found to beat the heat was to swim.
Despite the heat, daily life continued unabated. Above are a handful of photos of various scenes of daily life we witnessed in India.
Above is a video which shows a funeral "ghat" (which is the name of a section of the Ganges riverbank) prior to a cremation ritual. Photography of the cremation rituals are strictly forbidden, so I put away my camera for the ritual itself. Also, the above video shows how closely the swimming, bathing and clothes-washing ghats are to the funeral ghats.