Gautam Hotel

Parade Kothi, Cantt, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221002, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi

Holy Varanasi

A travel blog entry by maja.flower


We are now in the city of Varanasi, back in India again. We decided to leave Nepal because of an upcoming election. In Nepal there are four political parties which share the balance of power including a far left Maoist party. This party was responsible for calling a national strike for some reason meaning there was supposed to be no buses or taxis …

Feeling Cleansed - India part 2 (Well over due)

A travel blog entry by emezzy


... more than the elements mentioned above. To the Hindu people, these waters are a place to bathe (60,000 every morning and night - check me out, number cruncher Ezzy) and wash away daily sins. A place for the Hindu people to die and be cremated too though, ensuring 'Moksha' - liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth. The same waters (I know right, how much can these waters hold) is also pumped with sewage daily, 12 ...


A travel blog entry by sammy_moore


... away ghosts. Families come from all over India to cremate their loved ones and many elderly retire to Varanasi in preparation. The bodies are wrapped in cloth and laid out on wooden stretchers before being dipped in the holy waters of the river ganges, then placed on a fire. The families first buy the wood, which is weighed and then carefully placed to create a bonfire where a body can take up to 3 hours to fully burn. Sandalwood burns the best but is also the most ...

The Glorious Ganges

A travel blog entry by the-wanderer


... upsetting indeed.

We finally got to the hotel accessed by the tiniest of lanes which is used as a **** pot judging by the smell but as soon as I walked through the door I was in another world. Spotlessly clean, basic and dated but ever so friendly staff, highly organised and in a prime location on the Ganges. I had haggled with Mintu in previous months for a balcony, they normally give them to the highest bidder lol but I badgered him and he relented. I had also budgeted ...

Day 4 ~ March 10th

A travel blog entry by tsd-india



Today was an extensive day! It all started with waking up at 5 am to witness the morning bath rituals Indians do in the ghats before going to the temple. We got on a boat and a man rowed passing the ghats where we saw Indians bathe themselves to be purified and start their day. We also stopped by the ghats where the cremation takes cremation…the same place where we ...

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