Hotel Clarks Varanasi
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi
... a look around and to buy "but no pressure" and I managed to not buy anything. Minka bought this beautiful raw silk scarf/blanket though. It was $40 which is pretty cheap but I didn't see anything I loved so I'm being very strict with spending. When I'm rich I'm going to come back to India and buy everything! After the tour it was about time to get ready for our 15 hour overnight train ride so we grabbed some take away dinner and nibbleys and set off back to ...
... but I've never been particularly fond of crowds and this is too much for me ! I had seen so many pictures that had got me very excited to come here but I have to say it's too much for me and my first impression of this city is far from a good one ! After a lunch and a much needed rest, we headed out to the Ghats were the idea of spending the next hour or two on the Ganges was comforting ! The plan was to be there for sunset and witness the burning ceremonies where people ...
... emotional, yet another example of the innate conservatism of Indian society (you certainly could call it sexism). There is some belief that women might, in the throes of grief, literally throw themselves onto their husband’s pyre and burn to death. I understand that suttee, the burning of a wife when her husband dies, was a regular practice for some in India until outlawed by the British. This is India; who knows if that would still happen.
... of the original Buddhist temple excavated by the British in 1900 which was by the actual spot of the first sermon marked by a stupa (monument) built over 2000 years ago.Several artefacts unearthed during the dig are housed in a special museum designed to look like a temple by the British 100 years ago.Across the road was a Jain shrine as it is a holy site for them too.We finished our tour with a look at a giant Buddha and another temple.On our way back to ...
... been raining the entire day (first time since we got here), and I think we both needed a break anyway. So we have been sitting around all day reading or sleeping.
Lack of Internet
We had to either sleep or read because the main power was out for the majority of the day, which I guess is fairly common in Varanasi.
Not sure if I have touched on it, but the Internet throughout this country as a whole is horrible! It is always hit or ...