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

5

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 …

The Day of the Dead

A travel blog entry by ronaldkane

8

... and gave two famous discourses. This is also where Sariputra gained enlightenment. It required a long walk up a a rock stairway. With sweeping views of the valley and a soft breeze, it was a fine place to meditate and the top of the ...

The holy city

A travel blog entry by hayleymarsh

56

... temple tour of Varanasi, which should actually be renamed the traffic tour, as I think we spent more time sitting in the car than out of it. Some of the temples we did get the chance to go in to were beautiful. Our drive also took us through the grounds of the university there which is a huge university for this area and also a very important one. It has approximately 25,000 students and 8,000 people working there. People come from all over the world to study here. As my ...

Floating On The Ganges

A travel blog entry by twogirlsonetrip

31

... 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 ...

Varanasi, The Holy City

A travel blog entry by bevj

34

... the poor and people’s attitudes to them, but the people are warm, friendly, inquisitive and totally maddening with their pedantry and meticulous recording of everything in handwritten ledgers. Everywhere you go you are assured of a genuine warm welcome and a desire to please which can be rather overwhelming at times. The British legacy is still strong here and it seems we are thought of fondly by most people.

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Location

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