Travel Blogs from Varanasi, India

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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

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Varanasi - "oczyszczajaca kapiel"

A travel blog entry by camer

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... 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 ...

Diwali, crackers and bombs, Varanasi, India travel blog

Diwali, crackers and bombs

A travel blog entry by scoopvolunteer

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Diwali the festival of Light and goes off with a bang every year. Diwali was the first festival I came to in India and it was great fun if not a little crackers! Literally. Buildings and homes are decorated with strings of party lights, tea lights and ...

Candlelit dinner for two, Varanasi, India travel blog

Candlelit dinner for two

A travel blog entry by simonchegwyn

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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

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... 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 ...

Ghats, Gurus and the Ganges., Varanasi, India travel blog

Ghats, Gurus and the Ganges.

A travel blog entry by james.foster

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... by a t-shirt clad man who introduced himself as the head priest and offered us a tour of the ghat for a cash donation. Varanasi was a brilliant stop, my favourite city by far. It was easy to fill the days wandering the city and people watching. We didn't ...

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

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... 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

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... 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 ...

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 ...

City Of Spiritualism, Varanasi, India travel blog

City Of Spiritualism

A travel blog entry by hansraaj

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... , sounds and smells in and around the ghats – not to mention the almost constant attention from touts – can be overwhelming. Varanasi is unique, and a walk along the ghats or a boat ride on the river will live long in the memory. The old city ...

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 ...

Saranath trip, Varanasi, India travel blog

Saranath trip

A travel blog entry by sudhirs

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Sarnath is the place where Gautham Budha gave his first sermon 2500 years ago BC. Emperor Ashoka built a stoopa here 200 years later.This place also has a Budha vihara (temple) built by srilankan monks. This place is a history lovers paradise. The place ...

Looking beyond the streets of Vara

Looking beyond the streets of Vara"nasty"

A travel blog entry by martycindy

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Super moons, Dev Deepawali and Children's Day, Varanasi, India travel blog

Super moons, Dev Deepawali and Children's Day

A travel blog entry by scoopvolunteer

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... the Gods" or "Festival of Lights of the Gods") is the festival of Kartik Poornima celebrated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It falls on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartika (November - December) and ...

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 ...

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