Hare Rama Guest House

House No.-D21 / 24, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi

A dip in the Ganges

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney on May 04, 2014

4 photos

... way for the train we grabbed some quick lunch and mapped put our next two weeks travel so what had happened in Gorakpir wouldn't happen again.
We were due off at 4.40 from platmorm 8 at the staition and got there with plenty of time to spare. While we waited we saw a young lad, no more that 7 or 8 with a cloth sack picking up rubbish on the tracks. Makes you wonder what life he has ahead of him if thats how his childhood is. It really is heart breaking ...


A travel blog entry by sammy_moore on Apr 01, 2014

2 comments, 21 photos

... regimes were in full force along the length of the ghats and nobody seemed worried by the tourist boats surrounding them. We giggled at a bobbing mans head singing along past our boat clearly happy by his morning ritual. Plastic bottles also moved along at pace, which were make-shift breathing apparatus for people looking for jewellery from the dead on the shallow riverbed. We luckily didn't see any human remains but we did see a swollen dead buffalo float past. The hour came ...

The Glorious Ganges

A travel blog entry by the-wanderer on Mar 25, 2014

2 comments, 28 photos

... takes between 2.5-3.5 hours to burn, with a man the chest bones get thrown backwards like a wedding bouquet in the River, and the hips of the women. Then the ashes are scattered. The funeral pyres burn 24 hours a day, I saw 6 on the go this evening in one ghat, and 3 at the other. The male family stay with the body until it has turned to ash. Bodies and limbs can be seen resting on the wood quite plainly. A body lay on the ground, waiting for the pyre to be built by the family. ...


A travel blog entry by mlsmalcolm on Mar 20, 2014

71 photos

... to the top of a building where we were introduced to the nurse in charge of the hospice and told that people gave donations so that the poor could afford to buy wood for their funeral pyre. We were told that people donated wood by the kilo so not having any wood on us we asked how much it was a kilo, now I don't want you to think we are tight but when you are traveling around for a while and seeing so many deserving causes you have to budget. We were told it was 500IRS a kilo ...

Ganges sailing trip

A travel blog entry by hannah.1991 on Mar 20, 2014

1 comment, 11 photos

... them get cremated and the ashes put into the Ganges but in some conditions you don't get cremated your body is just put in instead. These conditions are; children under 10, pregnant ladies, holy men, people with leprosy or if you've been been poisoned (ie bitten by a snake). This has something to do with the belief that you need to be cremated to purify your soul in order to reincarnate (This is kind of the jist I got but it hard to explain it properly). Children don't ...

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