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

Manikarnika Ghat

A travel blog entry by lilyfesler on Jul 02, 2015

4 comments, 4 photos

... so women are not allowed because they're "too emotional". He walked me right up to the burning bodies, which was somewhat horrifying, but also fascinating to see such an important Hindu ritual up close. He also told me they bodies don't smell as they burn because they use this special expensive wood from 600km away, but that may have been part of the scam (he wanted me to donate money for people who couldn't afford to buy the special wood, but the ...

Varanasi, the full circle of life

A travel blog entry by the-wanderer on Mar 09, 2015

44 photos

... river plays tricks with you, I though that piece of wood was a goats head" he agreed and no sooner had the goats head passed, the body of a child passed. Sadly it was real and had been there sometime. Again, I am somewhat unmoved by this but am heartbroken for the child father who would have had to put his child into a river with the only consolation being his child was in heaven.

I went back to bed, Lee went for breakfast and met a chap leaving the same time as us for ...

Varanasi - Part 2

A travel blog entry by travelnshit on Mar 04, 2015

2 comments, 117 photos

... to, it ****** it down a couple of times whilst I was here and it makes you pretty glad that your face is really far away from your feet.

It's not just the ghats that are interesting to walk around, there's a network of narrow streets just back from the river, only slightly wider than a large bovine but they're filthy, even by the standards of someone who's been in India for a while. They're full of ****, like ...

Assault On the Senses...and Then Some!!

A travel blog entry by cjbishop on Feb 22, 2015

24 photos

... pleasant and not so unpleasant smells that permeated the air. It all seemed unreal; yet it occurs here on a daily basis.

Later that day we visited the site where Buddha preached his first sermon to his followers. A tree and a temple still exist in the area. We also visited the very large stupa that contained his relics in ruins that date back to 600 BC. It is as Important to the Indian history as the ruins of Rome are to western civilization.


The Holiest and Dirtiest City in India

A travel blog entry by dbworld2see on Feb 09, 2015

53 photos

... of the river.

As we headed down river just a bit from the main ghat we noticed fires burning in the distance and Pradeep told us that we were about to pass by the most famous and original crematorium, established here hundreds, probably thousands, of years ago. At this site they cremate over 600 bodies every single day and while it was a very interesting having a chance to witness such an important part of the Hindu religion, it will certainly go down as one ...

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