Travel Blogs from Varanasi, India

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Pema Problems, Varanasi, India travel blog

Pema Problems

A travel blog entry by leve-cowles

... him 18,000 rupees for the first day of the trip, he said, and an additional 4,000 rupees for the ride from Bodhgaya to Varanasi.  We explained that this was not what we had agreed to, but Gupta Uncle was adamant that we should pay him the larger ...

Hamuman Temple, Varanasi, India travel blog

Hamuman Temple

A travel blog entry by deepakandnigel

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This afternoon we braved another tuk-tuk ride to Hamuman Temple, known also as The Monkey Temple. Hamuman is the God of monkeys and so they are protected by him. Sadly, we were not allowed to take cameras or phones into the grounds and attached is just ...

Day 44, Varanasi, India travel blog

Day 44

A travel blog entry by craigandkelly

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Light at the end of the tunnel Today we are up and out early and manage to book a train to Delhi. We wanted to go to Agra but time is ticking and varanassi has been well and truly done, Agra will come later. We book the train first class as a treat and ...

Pamper at the holiest place in India, Varanasi, India travel blog

Pamper at the holiest place in India

A travel blog entry by chawi

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... a beautiful and very spiritual experience, the energy that emanates there is really amazing. I was happy to be in Varanasi, and that it was our last stop in India, so I thanked for all what we had experienced, learned and seen. The next day we left India ...

The Ghats, Varanasi, India travel blog

The Ghats

A travel blog entry by leve-cowles

Our hotel, Ganpati Guest House is on the bank of the Ganges River, ideally located between Dashaswamedh Ghat (main action) and Manikarnika Ghat (cremations), The guide, a college student named Mayur Jaiswal, met us by the door of our ...

Best Tip Ever!, Varanasi, India travel blog

Best Tip Ever!

A travel blog entry by leve-cowles

... could do was to e-mail Pema and hope the message was forwarded to Gupta Uncle before he and Uncle Daughter drove too far away from Varanasi.  As it turns out, Gupta Uncle noticed the bag was missing on his own, and he and Uncle Daughter showed up to ...

A pilgrimage is made..., Varanasi, India travel blog

A pilgrimage is made...

A travel blog entry by lbu05dk

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... could somehow get themselves to India's eastern border then I could get myself onto a flight from Delhi. And so I left Varanasi with something only life experience brings...perspective. Perhaps the full force of the Ganges' current would not have pushed ...

Varanasi: The Ghats, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi: The Ghats

A travel blog entry by miller-stone

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... its relaxed atmosphere and view of the Ganges, which we had excitedly anticipated. The Lonely Planet starts out its description of Varanasi with the statement "Brace yourself", and this is well stated.  This city of over one million is extreme ...

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 ...

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