Scindhia Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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TravelPod Member ReviewsScindhia Guest House Varanasi
Rooms very very average and hopelessly overpriced. The staff will hound you aggressively to book boat trips with them (we did, the boatman never turned up) and onward travel. Half the place is being gutted which doesn't help. Breakfast is a joke - don't bother. However great balcony view of the Burning Ghats (people watching at dusk is great) and close to the absolutely awesome Blue Lassi.
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Thanks to an incredibly helpful guy at the hotel we stayed at in Agra we managed to get a last minute train ticket to Varanasi, one of the worlds oldest cities, built along the banks of the holy Ganges. This is where most Indians want to be cremated, with their ashes being put into the Ganges. Well, there's not much that doesn't get put into the …
... until either very late, or otherwise they started very f...g early because I don't recall the din stopping! I suppose it's their country after all, and they seem to truly follow their religious convictions closely. After a beautiful dinner cooked by the guys, all Indian dishes and a bottle of water ( no alcohol or meat is consumed on the River Ganga or in Varanasi) we all retire to bed. I had decided to grab my sleeping bag as I wasn't sure that ...
... We cruised up and down the river for an hour or so. Essentially we were taking photos of people having their daily shower. It was pretty cool to see, the rituals and clothes washing happening in the Ganges. Which may be holy, but I would say clean. Next up was the town of Khajuraho...the sexy caves. We boarded the night train at 5pm. Earlier that day the guest house owner had taken us to the temples, on the way we stopped for a Lassi, a traditional indian ...
... This was not a problem as they were as quiet as chapatti eating mice but what kept us awake for 80% of the night was that someone had glued our train driver's hand to the horn! Terrible crime but we suppose it was committed to warn any cows that had got comfortable on the tracks to move before our train made them into beef burgers, and nobody wants a beef burger at 3am...unless your completely wasted ...
... family cremation business would get a percentage for the poor to buy firewood for their relatives cremation. The fabrics were beautiful besides scarves they had duvets and table runners etc... Because we weren't suspicious yet Crystal and I bought something with the poor in mind. It was only as we walked out that it came to us that we were most likely scammed.
We continued our walk on a road that ran parallel to the river to Assi Ghat. This is a famous ghat ...