Scindhia Guest House
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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 …
... few and far between in this lot.
We took caleche-like driven by bicycle drivers to the Dashashvamedh Ghat. Extra coin was expended as Big Mama had to have one for her own ample derriere. These contraptions were not built for two reasonably sized adults to site comfortably therein.
It was a nice temperature for the half hour journey. We did not stop [save for traffic] and it was rather hectic with the noise and congestion. It was all good fun.
The religious bent ...
... were spectacular and something I will never forget. But I found the city much the same as other Indian cities we had visited. Hot, busy with an array of animals roaming the streets. We flew back to Delhi and it was time for a Pizza Hut before my flight to Hong Kong!
India was certainly an experience and I would recommend that everyone should go because it is hard to describe the extremes. However, travel in the winter..
... 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 ...
... the burnt corpse to encouraging it to turn to ash. The smoke was thick around the funeral ground. Our eyes were stinging, and the air was dense with the smells of burning wood and a type of incense that is used to mask the smell of burning flesh. This produced a bad odour that was unmistakable as to what was burning. Men stood in large groups chatting and joking as though they were at the pub after a hards days work. They appeared almost unaware ...