Diamond Hotel

Bhelupur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221010, India | Hotel
Prices starting from $49.00

Travel Blogs from Varanasi

Leg 8

A travel blog entry by yailyn.ortiz


... br> In Hinduism, a sādhu is a religious ascetic or holy person.


A travel blog entry by dawn8_21


... to do the passage. This place really makes it clear that it doesn't matter how rich or poor you are, the end is fatal and we all end up in the same place. Women traditionally have not been allowed at the cremation ceremonies because they are viewed as weaker hearted or emotional. When someone cries over a dead body, the crying holds the soul to the earth making it harder to pass over to heaven or hell. In order to help with this transition, women typically ...

Train lyf

A travel blog entry by keelypark


I thought our train ride from Chennai to Varanasi deserved it's own post, seeing as it took 40 hours, and almost felt like a little village of its own. We decided to upgrade from our usual sleeper class to 2AC, meaning our bunks were only 2 tiered rather than 3 tiered, and we had the luxury of a curtain separating our compartment from the rest of the carriage. 2AC decor was 80s browns rather than utilitarian blue and there were no bars on the windows, so it felt ...

Burning bodies and buffalo poo....

A travel blog entry by bobandtracie


... river, some were placing flowers in the water, some were fixing their boats, and others were just sat watching life go by. Bob braved putting his feet in the water, but no-one else was prepared to risk even that – best left to the locals we felt.

A few of the Ghats are called Burning Ghats and are designated for funerals. Bob, Jo and Wilf watched a funeral ceremony (Tracie chickened out and played 'write your name on the kindle’ with some local kids ...

Floating On The Ganges

A travel blog entry by twogirlsonetrip


... we saw just one brahman performing a similar ritual to wake up the Gods, We had a rower take us up the South side of the river and got to see all of the old wooden castles that kings made when they came to die in their old age at Varanasi (because it is said that if you die here you will escape the cycle of samsara) next to the castles there were always temples to Shiva so that was exciting as well. This was basically a retirement village for kings, even ...

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This hotel, located on Bhelupur, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Banaras Ghats, and Manikarnika Ghat.
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