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TravelPod Member ReviewsShiva Ganges View Varanasi
Just a note - If you are staying ON the Ganges, you are NOT going to find luxury. After arriving in Varanasi, our taxi ride to the hotel had us on edge, as this was the craziest traffic we had been in since arriving in India. Our driver tried to drop us off along a random street - we had no idea where we were, so we thought we were in the wrong place and being scammed. Finally, 2 men arrived and picked up our suitcases, and we followed them down a bunch of back-alleys with motorcycles squeezing by, cows blocking the way, while trying to avoid stepping in the incredible amount of "cow patties"! Finally, we arrived at the hotel, and the owner greeted us, said we needed to rest and relax in our room, and then we could come down and check in and talk to him. We thought that was a bit odd, but we went with it. The owner was really nice, the staff was very friendly. We were on the top floor, so we had a view (mostly of hippies doing yoga on the rooftops of the other buildings, but we could also see the river). Their advice was to make sure not to have any food sitting out, because the monkeys will try to get in your room! Sleep under your mosquito net, and you'll be okay! There aren't televisions, the wi-fi is spotty, so bring something to entertain yourself while you are in your room.
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... started with a hair raising experience in a tuk tuk to get us to the River Ganges before the sunset but we got caught in some sort of demonstration march. We got there in time for our boat ride but it's the first time on a tuk tuk that I thought I might die! Driving here is a totally different ball game to the UK...there are no rules about which side of the road you can go, no indicators required...that's why you have a horn ...
... long 18 hours instead of the intended 15 because of monsoon delays ...we were picked up by our charming host and taken to our new establishment for the night, the only good thing about Varanasi, as it turned out; lovely dinner on the hotel's rooftop terrace set us straight! ...we wanted to see the trademark Varanasi Ganges sunrise but unfortunately after getting up at 5:30am and marching to the river bank we met with a cloudy sky ...we didn't give up and went ...
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All is law it was a great hotel and we arrived and quickly went to the bar for a some appetizers and a drink. This hotel is not quite to the standards we are use to of this trip but it is clean. Busy day tomorrow so we went to bed about midnight as we are having a spiritual day. Stay ...