Hotel Ok International

D-47/188A, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001, India | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi

The end of India.....

A travel blog entry by maggsandjoe

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We arrived in Varanasi (or Barnes) to be "greeted" by our new drivers, unfortunately they were no Raj. The next day we had the earliest start yet - 5am. We were going on a fishing boat across the river Ganges. The river is considered the holiest in India and pilgrims come from as far as the deep south of India to bathe in the holy water, at least …

SIGHTSEEING VARANASI

A travel blog entry by wendypaul

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... of worship for all religions. It has some beautiful hotels, upscale shops but terrible roads and impossible traffic. We saw aggressive driving and bad traffic most places in India but it is much worse here. Also the garbage and animal droppings are everywhere you look in the main part of the city. But the views from the river are interesting and the flowers everywhere are certainly nice to ...

Varanasi and Sarnath

A travel blog entry by richmiketrav

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... We went up as far as the smaller crematorium area where there is also an electric crematorium, so there is a choice. Turning downstream, the current took us beyond where we started and we landed at some steps beside which a woman was making dung cakes which are used dried for fuel. At the top we dived into a series of narrow alleyways which were unkempt and filthy, little being seen of what was around us due to the need to be aware of where you ...

Leave your good shoes at home!

A travel blog entry by martycindy

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... different kinds and all different sizes. Wanting to just
get to our hotel, we were happy to get off the main drag and into the alleys. Unfortunately, our happiness was extremely short lived as the sound of horns going off died down, but the rest of what is described is all there, just compacted even more so for your pleasure in nice 3-6 ft wide spaces. After a few minutes of sidestepping people and poo we enter our hotel grounds, which was amazingly quiet ...

The Ganges

A travel blog entry by deepakandnigel

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... stretchers. The bodies covered in brightly coloured sheets are placed on a mound of wood and the the fire is lit by the eldest son or husband. Women are not allowed to mourn here as they believe tears are bad for the departing soul. So many metres further along people are using hoses and other tools to fish for the gold from teeth, fingers and other jewellery as it is bad luck to remove them from a dead body before cremation/burial. After leaving the riverside we ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on D-47/188A, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Banaras Ghats, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), and Manikarnika Ghat.
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