Travel Blogs from Varanasi, India

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An eye-opener, Varanasi, India travel blog

An eye-opener

A travel blog entry by pete.angell

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... 5km out of the city to the slums of Varanasi. I think this can be difficult to put in context without really looking at Varanasi Old town. The Old Town is a labyrinth of alleys and side streets that seems to house an endless stream of people who live and ...

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

Eventually A Proposal

A travel blog entry by simonandjo

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... 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. ...

Slowly down the Ganges Continued, Varanasi, India travel blog

Slowly down the Ganges Continued

A travel blog entry by laurieandjilly

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... place and a better re-birth is hoped for), we've even seen the odd Indian dolphin!   We're now in Varanasi, which is where the Ganges unusually twists North for a short while. Hindus will often come here to die as it is believed ...

Varanasi, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by yushim

A 14 hour sleeper train ride to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. My 3rd visit to one of my most favorite cities in ...

INDIA - DELHI, RAJASTHAN, AND UTTAR PRADESH..., Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India travel blog

INDIA - DELHI, RAJASTHAN, AND UTTAR PRADESH...

A travel blog entry by jon_and_liz

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... , back east just south of Delhi and all the way to the city of Varanasi. Considered to be one of the holiest places in India, Varanasi sits on the sacred River Ganges. Hindus come to bathe in the waters of the Ganges, a ritual that washes away all ...

Jodpur, Jaipur, Agra and Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Jodpur, Jaipur, Agra and Varanasi

A travel blog entry by samantha.miller

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... shit, mainly cow shit, but it has nice people in and a good communal area so you can't really complain for £1 a night! Varanasi is mental, we spent the morning down by the river Ganges where we watched them perform burial rituals by burning bodies and ...

Hospital no fun but thankful for the care, Varanasi, India travel blog

Hospital no fun but thankful for the care

A travel blog entry by jasieniukrtw

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... and a second bed for a visitor. The floors have been cleaned twice with a strong smelling cleaner, which is pretty good for India. The undersized garbage has been emptied several times, and the bathroom has been cleaned. Simon has the bed with the tray ...

Intolerate the Intolerable, Varanasi, India travel blog

Intolerate the Intolerable

A travel blog entry by altnomad

... calls everyone he despises "fuckheads," and there are a lot of them in Varanasi. He tells us he's one of the few foreigners in Varanasi who live here year-round. The others go up to the mountains during summer. "It's intolerable," he says. So what do you ...

Looking beyond the streets of Vara

Looking beyond the streets of Vara"nasty"

A travel blog entry by martycindy

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On the Ganges, Varanasi, India travel blog

On the Ganges

A travel blog entry by robjacobs

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I'm skipping over some events - a visit to another fort/palace called Fatahpur Sikri, the overnight train from Agra to Varanasi, my guide with a speech impediment (I couldn't understand a word), but Varanasi on the Ganges River cannot be skipped over. ...

Bring out the dead., Varanasi, India travel blog

Bring out the dead.

A travel blog entry by markanthonylow

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... experiences. A deaf man will still see, smell and taste and the blind, will still hear, smell and taste. Mark Twain wrote that Varanasi is “older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put ...

You couldn't make this stuff up...., Bamhaur Panre, India travel blog

You couldn't make this stuff up....

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney

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... that pushed us both to the limits and we were glad to see it behind us, but in saying that we got to experience the real India train journeys on the local trains and also meet a great young man that we'll be forever grateful to. So we grabbed an early ...

Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by iben

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... , og saa folk bade og solopgangen... vandet er utrolig ulaekkert, hvilket jo er forstaaetligt, naar alt affald bliver kastet derned, plus dode mennesker etc. taenk at de bader og vasker toj her!!! Imorgen forlader vi Varanasi for at tage til ...

Planes, Trains and Auto....delays, Varanasi, India travel blog

Planes, Trains and Auto....delays

A travel blog entry by carterbrown

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... dust is rolling everywhere.  There is a much larger Muslim population compared to the Hindu-dominated south. I’m in Varanasi now.  I arrived yesterday morning after spending the night on the train.  The train was delayed leaving out ...

"I am the passenger...and I ride and I ride"

A travel blog entry by martycindy

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This morning was incredibly foggy. So foggy that we couldn't see more than a few feet from our balcony window. It wasn't intentional but we ended waking up around 5-6am again because we went to bed early the night before, but also because the walls are ...

A dip in the Ganges, Varanasi, India travel blog

A dip in the Ganges

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney

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... shoots with the locals It was time to try some lassi, a fruit and yogurt drink that is famous in Varanasi and said to be the best in India and they didn't dissappoint. The old city was buzzing with election fever. Every corner had groups of people ...

namoro com a India, Varanasi, India travel blog

namoro com a India

A travel blog entry by betuca

... lado a lado. Lojinhas minusculas vendendo das comidas mais variadas ate as bugingangas menos necessarias. Falando em bugingangas, ali, em Varanasi, passa o Ganga, o Rio Sagrado dos Hindus. Eh bem verdade que o Rio passa em muitos outros lugares, ja que ...

Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by dianenew123

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... through the madness to get a bus to Ghoraphur.  We spent a couple of hours here waiting to get the sleeper train to Varanasi.  The train was better than I expected, there was 6 in a section with bunks, similar to thailand minus the curtain and ...

Last day in Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Last day in Varanasi

A travel blog entry by jagadish

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  Om Namah Shivaya,      It has been a interesting journey in Varanasi, now it's time to leave.I have had her darshan and touched her waters. Today I awoke to see two hawks circumabulating the main temple here "Kashi ...

Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... hat 33 Millionen Goetter, ob die jemand alle kennt?  Bin die Ghats noch zu Fuss entlanggewandert, der Hasslefaktor ist in Varanasi schon hoch, bevor ich dann die Stadt auch schon wieder mit dem Bus verlassen habe . Gruss ...

The power of faith, Varanasi, India travel blog

The power of faith

A travel blog entry by krisraym

A final note on Varanasi: Apparently most Indian families make a pilgrimage to the Ganges once a year, and when they leave they always take a vial of the water with them to display somewhere in their homes--the water is supposed to bring good luck and ...

Sunset on the Ganges, Varanasi, India travel blog

Sunset on the Ganges

A travel blog entry by evamaria85

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... the bathing in the river and thus washing a life time worth of sins away. A thing that puzzled me though was that despite Varanasi being one of the holiest places in Hinduism and the Ganges River being central to the religion, the city and the river was ...

The back of beyond..., Sarnath, Varanasi, India travel blog

The back of beyond...

A travel blog entry by pete.angell

... an 8hr flight to Delhi followed by a 9hr stop over and then finally another 1 ½hr flight , we arrived at our destination of Varanasi (Benares). We were then picked up by the SOS school bus and taken to our home for the next week, the Tibetan University ...

Come to Die!, Varanasi, India travel blog

Come to Die!

A travel blog entry by globalfly

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... , by bus from Allahabad and settled ourselves on a busy little street leading to the Ganges. The Hindus believe that dying in Varanasi ensures liberation from the cycles of rebirth. So the city is crowded with old people who have come for the last days of ...

Sunrise on the Ganges, Varanasi, India travel blog

Sunrise on the Ganges

A travel blog entry by carole91

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Taken during boat ride on the Ganges at sunrise  - which was fab - people bathing, praying, candles and flowers floating on the water. Just at sun rise the other boats turned round and I could enjoy the sun rise in peace and ...

The holy Ganges river, Varanasi, India travel blog

The holy Ganges river

A travel blog entry by mo_mike

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... at the embassy the first day, a four day wait and another 4 hours the next day ) we succeeded!  We flew into Varanasi, the holy Ganges river, where people come to live because they believe they go straight to Nirvana if ...

Assault On the Senses...and Then Some!!, Varanasi, India travel blog

Assault On the Senses...and Then Some!!

A travel blog entry by cjbishop

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... until today!! Unbelievable and hard to describe, but I will try to give you a sense of what we saw and heard while in Varanasi, a city of 3 million people. 4:30 AM wake-up call as we were headed to the Ganges River (true pronunciation is "Gan Gan ...

Slowly down the Ganges, Varanasi, India travel blog

Slowly down the Ganges

A travel blog entry by laurieandjilly

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... overnight train which was an event in itself!   Arriving in Mirzapur the next morning we met our boat crew who would spend the next few days with us as we sailed down the Ganges to Varanasi... to be continued... (this internet cafe is closing ...

Arrived in Hindustan, Varanasi, India travel blog

Arrived in Hindustan

A travel blog entry by remberido

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... de grens aan de indische kant dan, waar eigenlijk geene zak te beleven valt buiten dan de trein te nemen naar Varanasi (vroeger Benares), centrum van het hindoeistische geloof, en stad van Shiva. Shiva zelf zal ons ondertussen twee tofferiken vinden, we ...

Eastern Erotica, Varanasi, India travel blog

Eastern Erotica

A travel blog entry by welovemondays

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... ) at 10.30am, but we are not immersing ourselves in that for anyone! As if this is not challenging enough, Varanasi has more power outages than any other city we have visited in India which is saying something. Apparently nobody pays their bills and ...

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