Hotel De Paris

Address: 15 The Mall, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221002, India | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 15 The Mall, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Banaras Ghats, and Manikarnika Ghat.
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi

Around the ghats

A travel blog entry by dnaent on Jan 15, 2015

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... that had lots of interesting celestial observation equipment, including a sun dial accurate to 15 seconds.

We hurried back to the hotel to meet with him at 17:00 and we headed up the ghats in the other direction, stopping at the burning ghat. This is one of the places they burn their dead. The corpse is shaved and washed by the family and tightly wrapped in a cloth. One member is chosen to light the fire and they cover themselves ...

Ghatted: The sacred and the profane

A travel blog entry by meva on Jan 09, 2015

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... buildings. However, destruction of illegal buildings is not accompanied by a requirement to remove the debris from the destroyed building, leaving a horrible mess of derelict concrete, reinforcing steel and bricks as a complete eyesore.

We saw the historic flood levels of the Ganges, with the second highest occuring in 2014 and the all time highest ...

Varanasi and the Ganges

A travel blog entry by steverino on Dec 18, 2014

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... mine the ashes for gold, whether it be from jewelry worn by the deceased, or fillings and gold teeth. We saw this happening and it was just like watching some old 49er pan for gold.

Many older or ill people come to Varanasi to die. This is because the body must be cremated within 24 hours of death. But it's apparently OK to be cremated elsewhere and have your ashes transported to the Ganga, as long as the cremation took place within 24 hours of death. I guess it's ...

Friday 5th December 2014, Varanasi, UP, India

A travel blog entry by reidy55 on Dec 05, 2014

2 comments, 8 photos

... in Australia - would you ? Luckily I later find a book shop that sells post cards and has a little glue pot that I use to stick the recalcitrant stamps on to the envelopes. At 11 am Dale and I meet Sunil for a walk to the Intrepid guaranteed silk and Kashmir shop. That means fixed prices but guaranteed that you get what they tell you - or Intrepid refund your money - anD I fell pretty happy with that but it just means that I have to dip into my pocket a bit deeper, but ...

Varanasi - The Holy city

A travel blog entry by lolly81 on Nov 26, 2014

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... Indian culture first hand. After an obligatory stop at silk shop (because no tour would be complete without a stop to a 'friends' shop) where Han bought a beautiful silk scarf, for a great price, we then headed over to the famous Blue Lassi Shop, chock full of westerners (thanks Lonely Planet) Lassi here is nothing like the lassi you get back home. A standard lassi is made with yoghurt curd and served as a drink, bitter. Here at the Blue Lassi shop however, you could have ...

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