Travel Blogs from Varanasi, India

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Down the hill - I DONT WANNA GO!!!!!, Varanasi, India travel blog

Down the hill - I DONT WANNA GO!!!!!

A travel blog entry by jemmsie

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13/11/10 Darjeeling to Varanasi Down the hill late afternoon as my train leaves Siliguri at 1 in the morning so there is NO rush to leave Darjeeling. At the station, I head to the womans waiting room and snooze as best as I can. There are lots of ladies ...

Days 33- 35 Bread bakery, Varanasi, India travel blog

Days 33- 35 Bread bakery

A travel blog entry by clcpat

... Ganga so that they can do the holy dip.  The holy dip is a very important ritual for any Hindu travelling to Varanasi as this is the most holy place in India. A lot of people spend their whole lives trying to get here so we are very privileged to be ...

Leaving Varanasi BY TRAIN!, Varanasi, India travel blog

Leaving Varanasi BY TRAIN!

A travel blog entry by josep7778

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... in India, quite interesting, but supposedly forbidden for tourists... A brief visit to  a buddist temple and the university of Varanasi, and another visit from the outside to another temple. After this, to the hotel for a good breakfast which we have ...

Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by kyewix

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... tied to stones because they are pure (no sex, alcohol, etc). Oh, and I took a "General Class" train ticket from Bodhgaya to Varanasi! It was a fun experience. It is cheap and crowded. I could have upgraded from the "Tittie" (ticket man) but I wanted to ...

Dec 02, 2014, Varanasi, India travel blog

Dec 02, 2014

A travel blog entry by taylorheadseast

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Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by meltin4

... the faces of the dead people weren't covered and after a short ceremony the bodies were set on fire at the mouth. In Varanasi the bodies were completely covered and then the pile of wood the body rested on was set alight, rather than the body itself. ...

Varanasi - Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi - Uttar Pradesh, India travel blog

Varanasi - Uttar Pradesh

A travel blog entry by mrs75

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VARANASI 8 Mar - 11 March One of the oldest and holiest cities in India.  The Hindus come here to die - 'since expiring here offers moksha - liberation from the cycle of birth and death' (Lonely Planet). What an interesting place.  ...

Yes, Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Yes, Varanasi

A travel blog entry by carolesblog

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... Richard had an XL coffee lassi and I had tea and chocolate cake with ice cream drizzled with chocolate sauce.  Yum! Day 2 - Varanasi We took our time this morning with a leisurely breakfast and checking email.  Then we headed out again onto the ...

Holy city, Varanasi, India travel blog

Holy city

A travel blog entry by kapilkhimdas

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Varanasi is likely the oldest city in India, and one of the most important for Hindus who believe that bathing in the Ganges River removes sins, and that dying in Varanasi leads to Moksha (liberation from the cycle of birth and death). Varanasi is a riot ...

Day 40, Varanasi, India travel blog

Day 40

A travel blog entry by craigandkelly

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... a large flash and bang happened right above Kelly, after much crackling the tree set alight and sure enough the lights went out - overload it would seem!! But as with everything in India no one really cared, a few shakes of the head and everyone ...

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