Hotel Meraden Grand
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Jeb1904 stayed here on Mar 19, 2014 during their trip titled: India 2014.
We departed Delhi at 10:45 this morning and arrived at our Varanasi Hotel about 1:15 p.m. Varanasi is a Hindu holy city on the banks of the river Ganga (Ganges) in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi has a unique culture, quite different from other places in the region. This culture has developed through thousands of years during …
Sarnath, the Buddhist holy place, has nice stupas. Left us unmoved, but the folks touring Sarnath were quite interesting. We never miss a chance to people-watch. We didn't come to India to see the sights (or the sites), we came to see the Indian people.
At the Ganges ghats, we are told not to take photos of the families of the deceased …
Our last full day in India started with a leisurely late breakfast at 9:00 am. (Much appreciated after our very early start and tiring day yesterday).
At 10:30 am we took our tuk-tuks to the market area of Varanasi which was extremely busy with both people and vehicles. We passed many small stalls of people selling a variety of products. …
We were out of the hotel by 5:45 am and back into the tuk-tuks for the ride back to the ghats. This time we used a boat with a motor since we went further up the river to see more ghats than we had seen the previous evening. Many people were bathing themselves in the Ganges. Some people were doing laundry in the river. Others were doing the sun …