Faran Hotel

Address: D 50/129, Nai Sarak, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001, India | Hotel
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This hotel, located on D 50/129, Nai Sarak, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Banaras Ghats, and Manikarnika Ghat.
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi

Ghatted: The sacred and the profane

A travel blog entry by meva on Jan 09, 2015

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... style="line-height: 15.8599996566772px;">We stopped to watch a game which appeared to resemble cricket, but was in fact called gilidunda. The game involved the use of a thick piece of bamboo as a bat (called a dunda) and a peice of wood shaped at both ends (called a gilli). The gilli was placed on the ground, struck on one end so that it spun up into the air so it could be then struck with the metre of bamboo - requiring a very skilful ...

Wednesday 3rd December 2014 - Ochha to Ganges

A travel blog entry by reidy55 on Dec 04, 2014

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... to the hotel to have a final pack and a wash, but the shower in the room they set aside doesn't work so Dale and I miss out, well we're ok it's just the others that have to put uP with the smell. 10.20pm To Jhansi train station, it's bedlam, people lying down sleeping, cattle roaming the platform and the tracks with trains coming through, it's crazy! We stow our bags in the "Upper Class Waiting Room" and then wait. There are couple of young Spanish travellers playing Uno ...

Varanasi - The Holy city

A travel blog entry by lolly81 on Nov 26, 2014

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... crisps and galaxy chocolate. Luckily this was a night train and they were leaving in the early hours before us, so after a really odd conversation with them both, we were heads down and heading off to sleep. Our train ride ended up being 3 hours late and so our 18hr train was our first monumental journey...and one that we decided we didn't want to do again. Based on this, we checked our train schedule and decided there and then that any journey longer than 13 hrs, we would be ...

Fascinating, crazy place...

A travel blog entry by dandalessandro on Oct 06, 2014

2 comments, 29 photos

... on a table on his back, just covered with a simple sari fabric. Amazing how these people live, we wished we had not stayed so long and hoped we hadn’t kept him up with our western conversation of conspiracy theories and bias politics! We always tip so hopefully that makes up for it!

In the morning, lit by the intense morning sun we observed the local people coming to the water’s edge to bathe and wash in the river Ganges. The water to us is filthy, and our ...

Relaxed and Happy in Varanasi

A travel blog entry by sam.tank on Sep 15, 2014

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... knowledgeable and intelligent enough to direct them to the best lassi shop around as well as telling them all about the Ganges, the ghats and the ceremonies here. I had a papaya and banana lassi and then excused myself to go back to the hostel while they went on to see the cremations.

In the evening the hostel were having a pot luck, so I made a corgette pasta thing, accidentally overcooking the pasta and burning the courgette... It went down well in the end though.

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