Travel Blogs from Varanasi, India

Sort by Newest Best first

Oldest of Old, Holiest of Holy, Varanasi, India travel blog

Oldest of Old, Holiest of Holy

A travel blog entry by col.caf

1
37

... there is bad then a guest house full of sick people generally sets alarm bells ringing.  Another common scam in Varanasi involves purposefully pinioning tourists in restaurants and ferrying them to a local clinic where the doctors can claim huge sums ...

Holi Cows, Varanasi, India travel blog

Holi Cows

A travel blog entry by dolly_would...

... him I thought and having no real aim, I decided to follow him.  Receiving an unwarranted introductory guided tour to Varanasi was eye opening and interesting and the bloke showing me around was friendly and helpful and didn't try to disguise the ...

Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by brenclarefi

9

One day in ...

Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by jcbeep

16

... straight forward, after leaving the city, though we weren't on major roads. We drove up to the Ganges, further down from Varanasi, before continuing over it, onto a road which on the map was marked in yellow - signifying poorer condition. It was quite a ...

Ganges, Varanasi, India travel blog

Ganges

A travel blog entry by evanwan

2
11

12 Nov up 3:30 for the 5 am train to Varanassi which arrived V at 11 2 hrs late. Mother Ganges is brown, the air is brown, the people are brown and the riverbank is gray/brown. Colour is provided from the people in rainbow clothes washing, praying, ...

Everything I expected, and more, and less..., Varanasi, India travel blog

Everything I expected, and more, and less...

A travel blog entry by andreasolo

5

... ; He sort of waves his hands up in the air, and says...  "Somebody left this planet," with a big smile. Cool! So, Varanasi!  This place is amazing.  There is so much going on, basically.  All of it.  The Ganges is ...

Burning Up in varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Burning Up in varanasi

A travel blog entry by bakes

4

Once again I hauled my sorry arse from my comfy, warm bed before sunrise, padding through the fog filled streets to meet up with Howard and Rhys, the two Australians, for a sunrise baot trip. We spent two hours out on the water, and due to the fog, ...

Den hellige by, Varanasi, India travel blog

Den hellige by

A travel blog entry by worldtravellers

8

Det foerste glimt af Varanasi fik vi fra toget da vi krydsede Ganges. Byen er det mest hellige sted i Indien og hvis man bliver braendt her ryger man direkte til Nirvana. Derfor kommer mange indere her for at doe eller braende deres doede paarorende. ...

Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by jito

5

Day ...

Postvesen-bestikkelser og likbrenning, Varanasi, India travel blog

Postvesen-bestikkelser og likbrenning

A travel blog entry by hjalmar

13

... kom til å være et problem under oppholdet, og plass var allerede reservert. Jeg hadde derfor tre tilmålte dager å bruke i Varanasi. Tilbake til innpåslitne mennesker. Rundt tredve rickshawsjåfører sloss om min gunst da jeg kom ut fra kontorer, og ...

Varanasi, India's Holy City, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi, India's Holy City

A travel blog entry by glenn_christie

18

... We walked along the Ghats to the main burning ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, where they perform most of the Hindu cremations in Varanasi, expecting just to quickly walk past without disturbing anyone. It wasn't long before we were befriended by a "burning ...

Sarnath, Sarnath, India travel blog

Sarnath

A travel blog entry by jagadish

9

 I'm still in Varanasi and had some time to kill before I catch the train. I just returned from Sarnath where Buddha preached his first sermon after enlightenment. There was a musem and garden there. The musem had ...

Kashi . . .the city, not the breakfast food., Varanasi, India travel blog

Kashi . . .the city, not the breakfast food.

A travel blog entry by snoogantay

8

I traveled to Varanasi alone last weekend. It was probably my favorite trip yet. I don't know if this is because i was solo, or because of the place itself, but i'll bet it was a combination of all of them. Still not a lot of time, so i'll explain ...

Vara-dirty... Vara-Holy., Varanasi, India travel blog

Vara-dirty... Vara-Holy.

A travel blog entry by eadamson

7

... Okay, so there are different types of travellers in India. There are those who are searching for something in India and are deeply moved and affected by Varanasi, and there are those who are visiting India but not searching in there - maybe they're done ...

Varanasi - City of Cows, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi - City of Cows

A travel blog entry by stephspeirs

6

... -by shootings so common on election days. We all decided perhaps we should stay in our rooms the following day. Varanasi was pretty much what you expect India to be, only more. It's dirtier, smellier and smoggier than you can imagine, and there really ...

India to like or not to like!, Varanasi, India travel blog

India to like or not to like!

A travel blog entry by trig

23

... beast but the tractor driver got pulled up by the cops and fined! We spent two good days on the road heading to Varanasi so there isn’t much to report but hopefully the pictures and video will show what we saw. Cows everywhere for starter! It has ...

A very different place, Varanasi, India travel blog

A very different place

A travel blog entry by chezcody

25

... the worst traffic and most horrible roads I've seen within an Indian city, etc. Now I have to say that although I didn't care for Varanasi, it was definitely other-worldly and an amazing experience. I certainly will not forget the place! Enjoy! ...

Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by loubie

... ;didn't feel bothered by it which i had expected to be when i had thought about this prospect on the way to Varanasi. India is weird because when you actually think about what you are seeing or relaying it to someone else it seems awful sometimes, ...

it isn't easy being sacred, Varanasi, India travel blog

it isn't easy being sacred

A travel blog entry by moonrise

18

varanasi... is there any city that encapsulates the paradox of india better? everyone you meet seems ready to help, the tricky part is trying to decipher who is trying to somehow squeeze out a few rupees and who genuinely wants to help. ...

Kashi Viswanath, Varanasi, India travel blog

Kashi Viswanath

A travel blog entry by jagadish

4
5

... sickness abound. I have been humbled to say the least at how I live my life. This is the first place I have connected with Mother India with immense compassion and to be honest-fear. The story is not to be told publicly. I feel like I have shaken the hand ...

Sat around then did some drinking, Varanasi, India travel blog

Sat around then did some drinking

A travel blog entry by lnb203

... . The fact that I did not feel the need to was not lost on me, and at noonish I made the decision that I finally had to leave Varanasi. On one hand, I had some good friends here and was enjoying life on a day to day basis. On the other, I was pretty much ...

** Map Pin ** Virtuous Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

** Map Pin ** Virtuous Varanasi

A travel blog entry by lick

** Map Pin - Blog Post Coming Soon ...

Varanasi -

Varanasi - "oczyszczajaca kapiel"

A travel blog entry by camer

10

... chowaliśmy go w bardzo łatwo dostępne miejsce w plecaku, a ponadto w lp w pierwszym zdaniu dot transportu do Varanasi ostrzegają przed kradzieżami w pociągach (ale oczywiście tego nie doczytaliśmy). Update: Fotki ...

Candlelit dinner for two, Varanasi, India travel blog

Candlelit dinner for two

A travel blog entry by simonchegwyn

8

So today's been a much needed rest day and we've caught up on some admin.  The bikes have been checked over, we've washed our stinky clothes and Rich has looked into his return flight from calcutta in a week or so's time. As a result we're heading ...

Cruising the Ganges in Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Cruising the Ganges in Varanasi

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

4

... his hotel room the whole time we were there, apart from breakfast on the first day. Damn. Anyway, now we have arrived in Varanasi. I managed to catch a particularly nasty chest infection on the train ride up (34 hours!) and by the time we got here was ...

City of God, Varanasi, India travel blog

City of God

A travel blog entry by jpcasey

... to peruse the travel guide to figure out which hotel we wanted to stay at this for our two nights in Varanasi. Normally I prefer hostels to hotels, but in India the standards of up-keep are much different than in the rest of the world, so we opted for ...

Update from Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Update from Varanasi

A travel blog entry by fgimelli

... , Indian Railways style, of course) for Varanasi by train. The journey took 8 hours in stead of 6 for 232kms... Arriving in Varanasi, however, was like coming home! I can't explain the feeling that I had, of absolute chaos and sense, of the perplexing ...

You don't get cows in Macys, Varanasi, India travel blog

You don't get cows in Macys

A travel blog entry by linda_allen

2
24

... stayed in bed for a day.  That makes three in all (Bob, Sarah and Shirley); all of who needed medical attention here in Varanasi.  David is pretty sick, too, but carrying on.  I think I have done a good job of staying mentally rested.  ...

Mother Ganga, Varanasi, India travel blog

Mother Ganga

A travel blog entry by krisraym

25

... nearly as much as I thought that I would. Yet somehow it remains vivid in my mind as this amazing place. So here's why... Although Varanasi is one of the most crowded, dirtiest, most torn up places that I've seen in all of India, the city itself has ...

Eventually A Proposal, Varanasi, Agra, Delhi, Mumbai, India travel blog

Eventually A Proposal

A travel blog entry by simonandjo

9

... interesting visit to the Muslim silk producing area as well as to Sarnarth where Buddha first preached his message of the Middle Way. Varanasi is also a famous pilgrimage site for hindus who come to visit and bathe in the holy (and filthy) River Ganges. ...

Sort by Newest Best first