Travel Blogs from Varanasi, India

Sort by Newest Best first

Spirits, Varanasi, India travel blog

Spirits

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

This is a top pick!
56

... do this as she needed to talk about the non-payment of the rickshaw. She sent me to get some water. Now, as you walk around Varanasi, people always offer you hash, and I was getting pretty sick of it, so I decided to take some action. This guy cam up and ...

The Holy City, Varanasi, India travel blog

The Holy City

A travel blog entry by jameybarrows

This is a top pick!
1
5

... in the sacred River Ganges. The religious practices and spiritual rituals don't really speak to me. Varanasi is also one of the poorest regions of India and seeing the gross discrepancies bewteen the wealthy (including plenty of Western tourists) and ...

More dirt and squalor but India still at its best, Varanasi, India travel blog

More dirt and squalor but India still at its best

A travel blog entry by wickens

This is a top pick!
14

I was a bit harsh with my initial impression of Varanasi, as much the cause of the rubbish and squalor of the place as the general chaos and disorganisation of India which does get frustrating. So we returned in the late afternoon with some trepidation as ...

The Mangy Ganges, Varanasi, India travel blog

The Mangy Ganges

A travel blog entry by countrybumpkin

This is a top pick!
2

... only been on it half an hour! I might have different thought about it tomorrow! 19th Feb: The train trip from Agra to Varanasi was quite enjoyable! I say enjoyable, I mean tolerable! I say tolerable, I mean I would rather stick rusty pins in my eyes ...

Mother Ganga, Varanasi, India travel blog

Mother Ganga

A travel blog entry by jameybarrows

This is a top pick!
1
24

... before turning out the light looked up to see a random cat in my room! I yelped and woke up my roomie- ha! I have loved loved loved loved loved Varanasi. I'l be a lttle sad to check out tomorrow, cats, cows, stiff dingy towels, smooth operators and ...

On the banks of the Ganga, Varanasi, India travel blog

On the banks of the Ganga

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

This is a top pick!
40

As with most cities in India, we arrived in Varanasi at approximately 5 in the morning.  A delicate negotiation with the rickshaw drivers ensued (What ya gunna do whitey...wait here in the freezing cold until the sun rises?) and we were driven off ...

Our first train ride, Varanasi, India travel blog

Our first train ride

A travel blog entry by nicandpete

This is a top pick!
12

... be fun, festive, and fantastic, right? So here's the scoop on one of the not so good days in India: We took an overnight train ride from Agra to Varanasi. The train station in Agra was chaotic and smelly-like urine and poo, but what else is new? ...

Varanasi Heat, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi Heat

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

This is a top pick!
11

... nice but weird since there aren't any Indian Buddhists around and all you see are Tibetan and East Asian influences. Varanasi is a very magical place and we missed out since we didn't really indulge in it given the circumstances...but we ...

thought of the day..., Varanasi, India travel blog

thought of the day...

A travel blog entry by nicandpete

This is a top pick!

... 're not in an air-conditioned vehicle; and unfortunately, we have not been in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout our stay in India. I've developed this dry cough that I've had for several days now. Originally, I thought it was a lingering affect from ...

Walking the Ghats, Varanasi, India travel blog

Walking the Ghats

A travel blog entry by muratcan

This is a top pick!
10

...all the way South to the Hindu ...

Bring out your dead, Varanasi, India travel blog

Bring out your dead

A travel blog entry by benabroad

This is a top pick!

When i arrived at varanasi i caught a cycle ..., Varanasi, India travel blog

When i arrived at varanasi i caught a cycle ...

A travel blog entry by tazmantaylor

This is a top pick!
7

... Indians living here. Varanasi (the eternal City) is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in India, for over 2,000 years the Hindus believe that Varanasi is the closest gateway to heaven when you die, with the body burnings going on 24 ...

Hello all! today i am in varanasi but on ..., Johdpur / varanasi, India travel blog

Hello all! today i am in varanasi but on ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

This is a top pick!

Hello All! Today I am in Varanasi, but on Monday I had a whole day in Johdpur - birthplace of trackie bottoms with the wee straps to keep your sannies on. I left Jaisalmer with the Belgian couple and their travel-harmonium on the Jaisalmer-Johdpur ...

a City of Death, Varanasi, India travel blog

a City of Death

A travel blog entry by muratcan

This is a top pick!
1

... men and donkeys were allowed to enter. However, these streets had a lot more people and motorcycles, making them impenetrable. Varanasi was a "lovely" town of death. At some of the Ghats (river-side areas of worship), especially at Manikarnika, ...

Thar she Blow's....., Varanasi, India travel blog

Thar she Blow's.....

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

This is a top pick!
12

... , blew the hell out of everything, chucked it down with rain and then left, just adding a little more to general nuttiness of Varanasi.  Dinner with more classical Indian music and back to pick up our bags, check out at nine thirty and head off. ...

17Hrs llllllllaaaaaaaaatttttttttttteeeeeeeeerrrrrr, Varanasi, India travel blog

17Hrs llllllllaaaaaaaaatttttttttttteeeeeeeeerrrrrr

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

This is a top pick!

... not a lot else it was nice to just chill and the time went quickly. Train is by far the nicest way to travel. We arrived at Varanasi, Wo could it be any more chaotic! found a room tried to get some dinner told the cycle rickshaw where we wanted to go he ...

Something we didn't fully expect.., Varanasi, India travel blog

Something we didn't fully expect..

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

This is a top pick!
2
8

... use too!   Took a walk along the river and we were surprised how clean it was (something we don't associate with India anymore!) Almost felt like walking down the sea front at home, very quiet around midday. Came to the part where they ...

India - the final frontier!, Varanasi, India travel blog

India - the final frontier!

A travel blog entry by aoifenim

11

... see children playing splashing around with each other and others fishing. And yet you can see the river is disgustingly septic. Varanasi is seriously intense, the streets are crammed with people, cows, rickshaws, dogs & rubbish. We were getting used ...

Burning ghats, Sitar lessons & cow poo dodging..., Varanasi, India travel blog

Burning ghats, Sitar lessons & cow poo dodging...

A travel blog entry by paulandhannah

20

Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by hayleyford

70

... to be the done thing in Varanasi!   Unfortunately I didn't find the people of Varanasi particularly pleasant. Having spent nearly 3 weeks in India now, my patience is certainly being tested. I am trying to understand that things are ...

Sab Kuch Milega, Varanasi, India travel blog

Sab Kuch Milega

A travel blog entry by kate_langley

1
27

... to Varanasi' which was lovely but we felt like we could collapse so perhaps were not so friendly back!  Varanasi is the heart of Hinduism in India, a very holy place - most people have tika (ink on their foreheads) from praying and there are big ...

The city of Life, Varanasi, India travel blog

The city of Life

A travel blog entry by elisa.landi

118

... their buffaloes, improving their karma by giving to beggars and simply hang around. Indeed spiritually enlightening and very photogenic..i love Varanasi! Keep on walking along the Ghats we got to the famous Manikarnika Ghat, the main 24 hours ...

Keep Heart Open, Enjoy Life, Varanasi, India travel blog

Keep Heart Open, Enjoy Life

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

3
35

... our hosts and then made our way back to our guest house still in mulling over what had just happened. -------------------------------------------- Varanasi.  The holiest place in the Hindu world.  A crush of people and sounds and smells.  ...

Monkeys, Varanasi, India travel blog

Monkeys

A travel blog entry by charlotte_bovis

... the only country in the world where you can find lions AND tigers AND bears: oh my! sorry Anyway, today we are going to leave Varanasi, where we have spent a whopping 4 days. It feels like home. Since my last post we have got more into the swing of ...

Bed Bugs, Varanasi, India travel blog

Bed Bugs

A travel blog entry by rhodri27

5

... it was fantastic, ground up apple mixed in with the milk and curd it was enough for a whole meal and a bargain at 40rs (£0.45) Varanasi is a city of narrow streets all looking the same it was so easy to get lost but the locals were ever so helpful in ...

Large scale wierdness..., Varanasi, India travel blog

Large scale wierdness...

A travel blog entry by henrytheplant

9

... ghat, lots of corpse burning there, then hung out on the roof of the hotel for the evening. My only full day in Varanasi was spent preparing for the border crossing (find transport, get photos, acquire dollars...). The day after that I set out early ...

Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by yushim

I took a 2.5 hour bus ride to New Jalpaiguri railway station and then a 15.5 hour overnight sleeper train to ...

Varanasi, la ciudad de la madre Ganga!, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi, la ciudad de la madre Ganga!

A travel blog entry by gaiamuni

9
27

... velocidad íbamos y cuanto faltaba para llegar; éramos los primeros de la cola para bajar jejeje.    Al llegar a Varanasi (ex Benares) nos encontramos con otro chofer que nos estaba esperando para llevarnos al Guest House. Ahí dormimos un ...

The Glorious Ganges, Varanasi, India travel blog

The Glorious Ganges

A travel blog entry by the-wanderer

2
28

... sadhu (holy man) came and sat by me and started speaking to me in very good English. They live a nomadic basic life here in Varanasi. This chap hailed from Calcutta and his 2 sons were just about to graduate as a chemist and doctor there. I didn't like ...

Amazing Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Amazing Varanasi

A travel blog entry by goontack

49

... to safe drinking water levels of 500. But for the locals its nothing. The boat trip was nice. I realized how much i liked Varanasi though. It' such an interesting place, that the ghats are full of activity, people revolving their lives around the Ganges, ...

Sort by Newest Best first