Sahi River View Guesthouse
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSahi River View Guesthouse Varanasi
Very nice for the price you pay. Clean rooms, friendly staff, great location.
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... way. It's a challenging drive as we're all pretty tired, so when we finally arrive at the Haifa Hotel in Varanasi, the hot shower, and toilets are the most welcome things we see. We've got a few hours to rest before we set out to explore the holy city of Varanasi. Sunil leads us on foot from the hotel to the river banks of the Ganga to the Ghats along the bank. Instructions, no photo's of burning Ghats ( cremating dead bodies) or of any Holy ...
... in a tuktuk changes your perspective on driving. A larger van was barreling down on us but you become non-plussed ie somebody will yield in time .
Off eventually to walk to the Assi Ghat, the southernmost of the ghats [the Ganges flows north here]. Pilgrim children in white passed by, heading in our general direction. One wagged his finger re any photography.
One can walk from ghat to ghat along the water's edge. It was very warm. There was not much of ...
... of 18 and pregnant women, who are both seen as "pure". Also, anyone who has died with disease or leprosy cannot be cremated due to risk of spreading disease. Instead of cremation, these poor souls are simply weighted with large rocks and placed into the Ganges to sink to the bottom - we are not joking!! Cancel the snorkelling trip!
On our first day in Varanasi, we expected to see some washing ...
... tourists the whole time we were there, it was mainly some Indian tourists and pilgrims. Varanasi has a reputation, even more so that Agra for getting accosted by touts, but to be honest we politely declined as we had done everywhere and they were fine. Half the time we ended up striking up conversations about the state of world cricket or the difference the new Prime Minister was going to make in ...
I got up bright and early this morning 5:15 to go and see the Taj Mahal at sunrise. As I think I previously said words cannot describe this and my pictures will not do it the full justice either. This building is a labour of love and is just stunning. We had to use a battery operated bus or golf cart to get to the Taj in order to preserve it. Early in the morning once can get some great reflection of the Taj either I the water or your sunglasses. I will attach a ...