Hotel Ideal Tower

The Mall Road, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221002, India | 4 star hotel
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Food for Thought

A travel blog entry by heatherchris


Hi Everyone, We have arrived safely in India and after a whirlwind tour of Delhi are now in Varanasi for two days. It is 40C but dry heat and we are used to the heat now after S.E. Asia. This is the promised FOOD Blog for S. E. Asia so I will leave comments on India for later. Fruit has been the food highlight so far on our travels in Asia. The …


A travel blog entry by dawn8_21


... told sometimes things turn violent on the streets because of the tension so we are avoiding it. It was amazing to see from afar though. Tonight at 5pm all sale of alcohol had to stop and people are no longer allowed to campaign in preparation for the vote on May 12. We had a birthday dinner for July on a rooftop patio restaurant which was a family run business and they let us come back to have a look at the very modest kitchen they use to prepare the food. Raghu ...

You couldn't make this stuff up....

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney


... was seven o'clock now and back in the station we were both on edge about what to do. Nobody could make sense of what we were saying as no one spoke english. All we could shout was ''AGRA, AGRA'' which caught the attention of one guy who came straight up to me. He was in his early twenties and spoke good english. He advised us to head back to Mughal Sati, a junction about twenty kms from Varnasi and from there a public bus back. It looked like the only option, so we got two tickets ...

A dip in the Ganges

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney


... he nodded to say 'all good', while in the background the other drivers where harassing him, telling him not to take us. We jumped in and the driver peddled away from what was the most stressful 10 minutes of our lives.
Varanasi is an old riverside city, with narrow paths and alleyways that not even a rickshaw can navigate, this left us on a main road with the driver saying he could go no further. So out we went into this jungle of dirty imposing ...

The Ganges and the Ghats

A travel blog entry by kaila.mctavish


... They are then sprinkled with sandalwood oils, powders and logs which are meant to help with the heat and the smell. After the body is covered the eldest man carries long grasses to the eternal flame and lights the fire. This flame is said to have burned for over 3500 years and is maintained by a family of descendants from one of the first hindu priests. This flame is then walked around the body again five times in representation of the five shockras before setting ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on The Mall Road, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Banaras Ghats, and Manikarnika Ghat.
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