Travel Blogs from Varanasi, India

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River Ganges. I wouldn't exactly call it bathing, Varanasi, India travel blog

River Ganges. I wouldn't exactly call it bathing

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... , which I tend to agree with! ***************************************** Update - March 2008 **************************************** Varanasi is one of the holiest cities in India. Seeing the worshipers bathe in the river and bodies being cremated at ...

Well we lost the cricket we took a beating ..., Varanasi, India travel blog

Well we lost the cricket we took a beating ...

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

... 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 ...

Tuk Tuk Tuk tuk tuk..., Varanasi, India travel blog

Tuk Tuk Tuk tuk tuk...

A travel blog entry by redsetter

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... me of a scene from Apocalypse Now (in a nice way if that’s possible). Back up through the frantic streets of Varanasi – a monkey played aggressively on a lamp post which broke away and fell to the ground.  The monkey was still alive and ...

Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by longwalktour

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... , but Varanasi is the place that has it all, twenty times over. No, thousand years over. In Varanasi we found all that seems infamous in India and all that is inextricably connected with what makes it fascinating and beautiful. It is the most vulgar, ...

If only I'd remembered my trunks, Varanasi, India travel blog

If only I'd remembered my trunks

A travel blog entry by simonchegwyn

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... or 3 times a year.  The bumpy riding continued for another 150 kms today and we were both relieved when we finally arrived in varanasi.  The hotel surya is an unusual treat and for once I am staying in quite a bit of luxury. It works out at ...

Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by pmitchell1981

... , we did the standard 'city tour' where our guide DJ, took us to numerous temples, and then for a wander around the streets of Varanasi (still known as Benares to a number of the old timers living there).  Even DJ had more about him than your usual ...

Cow Pies and Train Rides, Varanasi, India travel blog

Cow Pies and Train Rides

A travel blog entry by nyckelly3

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... on the final arrival time. Or, as a local would bobble his head and say: It’s "just on time." My final thought on Varanasi: For a city so entirely consumed by religion, which is at the core of every one of its citizens, I’ve never seen a place ...

Beyond words...., Varanasi, India travel blog

Beyond words....

A travel blog entry by cassbrill

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... had backup power. By this point we didnt mind being victims of any scheme - we just wanted a clean, safe room. Exploring Varanasi was quite an experience - here's a bit of background from the lonely planet)"apparently there's no better way to hedge ...

fire and water, Varanasi, India travel blog

fire and water

A travel blog entry by leendunc

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... to the Ganges, Kumbh Mela . It is held every six years with a bigger gathering every 12 years. North west of Varanasi in Agrabad, where the convergence of three rivers forms the Ganges, celebrations reach their peak.  This January an estimated 100 ...

Das Kuhfladenlabyrinth, Varanasi, India travel blog

Das Kuhfladenlabyrinth

A travel blog entry by nax

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... irgendwo was. Was dann ein bisschen nervt, ist dass selbst hier Leute versuchen mit dem Motorrad durchzufahren. Leider war Varanasi in der Vergangenheit oefter Ziel von Anschlaegen und so ist die ganze Stadt voller schwerbewaffneter Polizei. Wenn man ...

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

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

A travel blog entry by yushim

A 13 hour local bus ride, an all day trip to get to Varanasi, Uttar ...

India's Holiest City, Varanasi, India travel blog

India's Holiest City

A travel blog entry by jameshopkinson

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Friday 10th September We had a fourteen hour train journey from Haridwar to Varanasi. I think that is the longest yet. But I slept for most of it, so it didn't seem too long. I’d got used to a cooler and manageable 26 degrees up in the north and it ...

India, you got me, Varanasi,  India travel blog

India, you got me

A travel blog entry by stortney

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... in India and you never have to look far for a smile, a game of cricket or someone flying a kite. There's some negatives about Varanasi and I've met some people who have hated it here. There's a lot of rubbish on the street (like most other places in ...

Delhi to Varanasi, India's holiest city, Varanasi, India travel blog

Delhi to Varanasi, India's holiest city

A travel blog entry by joandkaa

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We arrived in Varanasi yesterday - a leg of our visit to India which I was particularly looking forward to - by way of our first overnight train journey. On our last day in Delhi we visited some impressive emporiums before heading over to the ...

Varanasi - Rhinos and Sunrises, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi - Rhinos and Sunrises

A travel blog entry by nikkiviper

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... tiny and teh chips were cold!!! LOL!!! (Theres a pic but I cant upload it. Yesterday then we crosswed over into India and drove for 12 hours to Varanasi.  There are just so many people here its just mad.  Even in this state alone theres 150 ...

Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by nickytom

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... packsafe's on both bags. Tom didnt sleep much as he lay watching anyone who came into our compartment. We finally arrived in Varanasi where we are now and thankfully had no problems with our bags. Here we had also booked our hotel in advance and ...

Varanasi -- The Holy City, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi -- The Holy City

A travel blog entry by rennashort

We arrived in Varanasi, one of the holiest cities of India, after a 36 hour train journey from Rishikesh. Exhausted, we ate and crashed until the next morning, when we emerged into Varanasi and wandered about its ridiculously picturesque Indian alleys, ...

Looking beyond the streets of Vara

Looking beyond the streets of Vara"nasty"

A travel blog entry by martycindy

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M&C - Quick note to all those who are following – thank you so much for all the comments and support. We are very happy you are enjoying the stories and love hearing from you all! Don't forget to subscribe for automatic updates of our posts ...

Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by bradandsandi

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... and that being cremated in Varanasi and having their ashes placed in the Ganges will free them from the cycle of reincarnation. Varanasi is intense and full of life and death. The first day we saw several funeral processions. For cremation, a family ...

Hindu Erotic Carvings and Onward to Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Hindu Erotic Carvings and Onward to Varanasi

A travel blog entry by bob_and_lana

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... challenge of the day was getting the weight of our checked baggage down to the allowable weight for the flight from Khajuraho to Varanasi. The weight limit was only 33 pounds, which meant that we had to transfer some of our heaviest items to our carry-on ...

The dirtiest city yet...oh, and the ganges..!, Varanasi, India travel blog

The dirtiest city yet...oh, and the ganges..!

A travel blog entry by nifadventures

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... so far to not cook on gas (only camp fires – which are very dirty and time consuming!). Now, India is generally dirty, smelly, polluted and congested…and Varanasi was by far the worst that we had seen. After a really long and hot drive day we ...

Dogs on cows... usual stuff..., Sarnathv, India travel blog

Dogs on cows... usual stuff...

A travel blog entry by benneesham

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... it was a Krait as it was black/ dark in colour. A nightime hunter which is responsible for thousands of deaths each year in india. They hang around housing/ building and urban areas chasing rats and mice that are there after scraps of food in rubbish. no ...

Varanasi and the Ganga, Varanasi, India travel blog

Varanasi and the Ganga

A travel blog entry by julie_sam42

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... pendant la saison chaude, plus de 500 corps sont brûlés par jour. La rivière est supposée être incroyablement polluée à Varanasi, mais c’est plus dû aux égouts non-traités. Certaines personnes, dont les femmes enceintes et les enfants, ne ...

Le Gange à Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Le Gange à Varanasi

A travel blog entry by z00b

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... espion, l'apareil en bandoulière et la télécommande dans la poche (d'où la qualité médiocre des photos). Pour conclure, Varanasi ne m'a pas tant emballé que ca. C'est une ville qui garde un charme et une aura mystique mais qu'il faut aller ...

Ghats and Guesthouses, Varanasi, India travel blog

Ghats and Guesthouses

A travel blog entry by mshirley_2001

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Hello hello hello, and greetings from Varanasi! Brownie and I finally arrived here yesterday, after a VERY early flight from Chennai, which actually went via Delhi before it got here. We were delayed by about an hour and a half in the air around Delhi ...

Beginning India, Varanasi, India travel blog

Beginning India

A travel blog entry by ruth_and_matt

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Hello again, We are in India and have now been in Varanasi for a couple of days. India is quite an experience - but I'm not sure who is more of an attraction them to us or us to them. The expressions on people's faces as we drive through towns in the ...

Ganga, Shiva, and Buddah, Varanasi, India travel blog

Ganga, Shiva, and Buddah

A travel blog entry by zolab

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... fierce form of Parvati. Shiva is the god of destruction and is married to Parvati. Shiva is the god who is worshipped in Varanasi. Parvati is Shiva's wife. Ganesha is the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati. He has four arms and a mouse to ...

India, Sri Lanka and a lil' bit of Nepal, Varanasi, India travel blog

India, Sri Lanka and a lil' bit of Nepal

A travel blog entry by jensjourney

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... photos! Well, I can't write for long because I have to continue my journey to Varanasi. Will write more soon... Varanasi - India Oct 31, 2004 I thought it would be clear sailing between my last e-mail (as I waited for a train) and ...

Leaving Varanasi, Varanasi, India travel blog

Leaving Varanasi

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

We had our last night in our deluxe room in Varanasi, it was something like $130 a night, really dear for India, and it wasn't that great, still quite small and very noisy as it was right below the restaurant. In the morning we were awoken by a ...

Dairy and Burning Ghat, Varanasi, India travel blog

Dairy and Burning Ghat

A travel blog entry by altnomad

... in their milk while cows store it a lot of it on the body.)   Many of the biggest dairy concerns in India get their milk from artisan milkmen. The industrial process only begins once the milk's been delivered; collection happens in alleyways. The ...

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