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 …

3rd Day in Varanasi!

A travel blog entry by tsd-india


... A place where they burn bodies and then spread ashes into the Holy River (Ganges River). It was interesting because the ceremony place doesn’t allow women to participate. On the site, we saw about 300 people there. We learned that a total of about 600 bodies are burnt on a daily basis. After visiting the site, we went to a sunset performance by the seven (7) Sadhus (Holy Men). What an amazing day filled with activities!

~ CJ

My Reflections on India

A travel blog entry by phildyard


... the children waved at us and said "Hallo, how are you". Whenever we waved back or took their photo they burst into giggles. The majority of children seemed to be well dressed in clean clothes, especially in their school uniforms. The Sprituality! Spirituality seems to be an integral part of most Indians' lives. From the call to prayer broadcast from the minarets for the Muslims to the rituals of the Hindu temples, religion is certainly not something that ...

North India Part Two: Mother Ganga and Beyond

A travel blog entry by nicoleloser


... onto the streets of Varanasi was enough to wake us from our earlier daze. We were deafened by the shouting and hooting, and the smells were enough to bring about a mock-charge or two from some of the more sensitive noses in our group. It felt like, I would imagine, being a character in an Indian version of a 1990's Nintendo video game, trying to constantly dodge the rickshaws and traffic while attempting not to collide with any cows or sadhu's in our path. It was ...

Varanasi, The Holy City

A travel blog entry by bevj


... hotel was slightly better, but the manager told us that during the monsoon it is not unusual for the water to flood the hotel above the first floor and leave behind tons of mud and debris which has to be cleaned out before the next season of visitors. Then it all has to be fumigated. What a way to earn a living!

We had to wait for our room when we arrived and it didn’t take long for a man with a mouthful of broken teeth to approach us (the 'Hotel Tour ...

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