Scindhia Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
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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 ...
... There was a huge prayer going on and you could see the priests dressed in orange and waving round fire and incense, their must have been at least 80-90 boats most with around 20 people in each. A guy came round selling masala chai, so we sat and had a few small cups in the clay pots they gave us. Back into the tuck tucks to a restaurant called Brownie, food was really good, i even cheated and had chicken!! Tomorrow an early start 4.30 for a morning boat ride on the Ganges! ...
... a walk to a different cafe for lunch instead of the hotel restaurant. They had enchiladas, and burritos on the menu... Very interesting. After lunch, the others went on a silk factory tour, but I opted to stay in the room and get some sleep, and check emails etc. We met for a farewell dinner at the Hotel Surya. It was top quality food and quite reasonably priced. I had a vegetarian thali, which sampled 3 curries, raita, rice, naan, and rice pudding for 300 rupees ...
...we learnt from big signs that there was no "idle sitting" in Indian train station waiting rooms; I guess they'll have treadmills then...? ...we went through a nightmarish train trip from Calcutta to Varanasi, the holy city of the Hindus - no A/C, people stacked on each other like sardines in a can, a vendor selling tea, shoelaces, dynamite, cookies or samosas passing through every 40 seconds on the average (I counted) waking everyone up with their ...