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

Burning Bodies by the Ganges

A travel blog entry by jlb43409 on Jul 01, 2015

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... she was on her headphones and not paying attention and seemed ok), didn't hit any animals and avoided crashing into a tractor. Quite a good track record for 5 days!

The airport process was quite easy and soon we were on the bus to the plane. As we pulled up to the plane we were surprised to see a small prop with about 80 seats. No choice, on we went and it was an uneventful 40 minutes to Delhi. We had 2 hours in Delhi, which is a ...

Last day in Varanasi

A travel blog entry by hanjolo on Mar 16, 2015

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Our last day in Varanasi as our overnight train leaves at 5pm this afternoon. So we made sure to take it easy by checking out as late as possible, chilling with a fantastic latte in a cafe for a few hours before a final wander along the ghats and late lunch at the Dolphin Restaurant.
We've both been really surprised by Varanasi as it hadn't been the abject horror and chaos that everyone warned us about. Sure it smelt bad, there were a few more beggars than elsewhere ...

Along the Silk Road !

A travel blog entry by christvdm on Mar 09, 2015

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... themselves in the Ganges to purify their body, we were offered the occasion to dip in as well but we politely passed the offer... ;-) ! There were also people washing clothes in there and a few floating corpses here and there.. We were glad at that moment not to have set foot in the river ! After this boat trip, direction the ghats to wander a bit and witness the morning rituals around a nice masala chai tea ! This was a nice experience but I was still ...

Varanasi - Part 1

A travel blog entry by travelnshit on Mar 04, 2015

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... handled by the untouchable caste, but these days the caste system is illegal in India. They didn't make it clear who did handle the bodies these days, whether it was the family or if it was just a job like any other. The dude we spoke to a few days later though told us that yeah, it was still the untouchable subcaste called the Doms who handle the bodies and they make a pretty ******* good living doing it too.

- From the ...

The Holiest and Dirtiest City in India

A travel blog entry by dbworld2see on Feb 09, 2015

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... little floating candles as we made our way back to the ghat. Once the sun finally went down it was time for the Aarti to begin and we had prime seats, bobbing up and down in the water, to view the Hindu prayer. Pradeep did his best to explain to us what was going on, but rather than trying to follow along we just enjoyed the theatrical nature of the prayer with singing and chanting while swinging different candles and relics. It was really neat because while there ...

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