Atithi Sagar Hotel

D47/200B Ramapura Opposite Nidan Kendra, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001, India | Hotel
Prices starting from $17.00
 

Travel Blogs from Varanasi

You couldn't make this stuff up....

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney

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... of another train sounded its horn from a distance. Nahandra told us to quicky get off the train as everyone started grabbing their belongings and heading for the exit. It was chaos, bags being thrown around, jenny even got clocked by some mans bag in the process. Sari's, sarongs and turbans flying around the carriage like flags, but we just went with it. When I got to the door Nahindra was on the tracks below ready to catch my bag. I took a jump right into the muddy water between ...

A dip in the Ganges

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney

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... a world within itself. Small boats and boat men line the final steps, preying for their next paying customer, while others wash, pray and do yoga on in and around the banks of the sacred river. Between the men and women washing clothes and beating them on the steps, kids playing cricket hammering balls high onto rooftops for a 'six', but into the the river and your 'out'! This is certainly a place where cricket plays second best to higher powers.
As ...

The Ganges and the Ghats

A travel blog entry by kaila.mctavish

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... surprised to realize I was not being affected in the way I imagined I would. I was not scared or upset or bothered or even sickened by what I was watching, but instead I was calm, accepting, and even slightly empowered watching three men and a women cremated knowing that this was ultimately the most powerful way they could be laid to rest. It was a tradition they died believing in and were of the lucky ones to be given the chance to be cleansed, cremated and ...

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by sammy_moore

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... away ghosts. Families come from all over India to cremate their loved ones and many elderly retire to Varanasi in preparation. The bodies are wrapped in cloth and laid out on wooden stretchers before being dipped in the holy waters of the river ganges, then placed on a fire. The families first buy the wood, which is weighed and then carefully placed to create a bonfire where a body can take up to 3 hours to fully burn. Sandalwood burns the best but is also the most ...

Varanasi: Spiritually Rich, Economically Poor

A travel blog entry by travelingamanda

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... Nepal and having a family member go to medical school is an enormous honor. Families will pool their money and sell major assets (like houses) so that a nephew or niece can attend med school.

Probably most sad of all are the stray dogs in India. The streets are full of mangy skinny dogs who scavenge through piles of trash for food. There's a cruel, Darwinian, Lord Of The Flies quality about them: their life focus is on survival. The lives of these animals embody ...

Location

This hotel, located on D47/200B Ramapura Opposite Nidan Kendra, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Banaras Ghats, and Manikarnika Ghat.
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