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TravelPod Member ReviewsChaitanya Guest House Varanasi
Our small double room with bathroom. Shower with hot and cold water. Fan, cost 500 inr per night (our nabo had a bigger room but not so much daylight for 450inr).
They only have 4 rooms. One ac for 1000 inr. The fan room we have in the front and the ac room would be the best once to pick .
Right on assi ghat. Good pizza close by , and open hand cafe up the street with good food and shopping.
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... on the east bank and nothing on the west, so we saw the sun come up in an amazing sunrise. All the activities we had been told about this the spiritual centre of India were taking place, except cremations which occur in evening, washing and praying withe belief that by bathing in this holy river here they will be freed from the circle of rebirth. Spent the remainder of the day visiting temples, walking in the streets and trying to ...
... we had stumbled up a very public cremation ceremony. At first we felt slightly un easy, as if we were intruding on something very private and personal, but then once we had retreated to a rooftop nearby we were struck by an energy like no other. Witnessing the full cycle of a three-hour cremation we realized that actually there was very little grief and heartache in the air. It was more of a natural acceptance that a beautiful life was being put to rest. Family and friends were paving the ...
... of the river. Pradeep explained to us that there were people who would travel hundreds of miles to take a dip in the river, as well as local people who would come to the river every single morning to bathe. While it felt oddly voyeuristic to be floating by while people were soaping themselves, everyone was covered so it wasn’t quite as scandalous as it sounds. We had the chance to see a further stretch of the river than we had the previous evening and in ...
... the pyre five times to represent the five elements before starting the fire. All attendees stay for the whole cremation which takes up to 3 hours and then bathe in the Ganges when it is complete. The embers are extinguished using the holy Ganges water and then washed into the water as a final farewell. We didn't see any obvious sorrow at the cremations. Namdan explained how the grief happens at home. The death of a person is actually not seen religiously as a bad thing as the ...
... countryside, riding several kilometers out of town, past farms and a few smaller temples to a little village where we were a big item of curiosity. We stopped on our way back to town for a picknic of watermelon and cookies, which we shared with a pair of brothers, about 11 and 12 years, with whom we had struck up a conversation.
Before returning our bikes we rode through the old section of Kajuraho village, taking in the flavor of village life in central India.