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

Sunrise on Ganga Ma

A travel blog entry by paremj on Nov 01, 2014

... were still closed, but there were plenty of people about. Coming towards us from the ghats we spotted a small band of musicians leading a group of perhaps 30 women all in colourful saris carrying brass pots filled with water from the Ganges. I had noticed earlier that many stalls had these brass pots for sale, along with 2 gallon plastic bottles to be filled with water from the Sacred River. By the time the Ganges reaches Varanasi it is one of ...

Getting Down in Holy Town

A travel blog entry by jaseross on Oct 08, 2014

2 comments, 63 photos

... the cremations, the local Sadhus and the goings on along the river. The feeling at the ghats is incredibly peaceful (see photos!), despite the busyness of the city going on only streets away.

In the evening we took a stroll along the river to the main ghat to witness the Aarti worship that is completed every single night. Just like the worship in Haridwar there is lots of incense, flowers and fire moved around to the sound of music. In my honest opinion ...

Learning of Nirvana in Varanasi

A travel blog entry by sam.tank on Sep 11, 2014

1 comment, 5 photos

... festival is happening over the month showing the Hindu "epic" Ramayana... We didn't see much but we did see the actual king of Varanasi along with his family seated atop three elephants as special guests to the production.

Yesterday, banjo Dave arrived as well as Brazilian Glauber, more of the Delhi family reunited! Around lunchtime, me, Dave, Harriet and Charris popped to the Kerala cafe for another cold coffee then went for a long walk down the bank ...


A travel blog entry by dreamteam214 on Aug 27, 2014

27 photos

... as our memories of the rabid monkeys in Jaipur were still fresh. Luckily, there weren't 5,000 this time and we were able to reach the temple in safety. Whilst there, we met an artist whose gallery we agreed to go an see. However, this turned out to be a massive mistake as we spent the next half an hour smiling at her **** pictures and politely refusing to buy them. Unfortunately, we did not escape empty handed as we were forcibly persuaded to pay ...

Getting nasty in Varanasi

A travel blog entry by claireanddave on Aug 07, 2014

13 photos

... as well as lots of camera touting tourists. From what we saw, the Priests then ring a few little bells for about an hour or so and move their hands around a bit. The Hindus all pray and join in, understanding the significance to them. To non Hindus it could either be described as an enlightening wonderful example of Indian spiritual culture or as a group of blokes in robes waving some little bells around. We prefer the latter. We had a guide explaining things to ...

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