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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Sonmony Varanasi
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... of rushing to Murgh or go to Varanasi and board the train there. We rushed to the Varanasi station and since the train was running third minutes late we were able to make it. Once on the train we were able to calm down and enjoy the ride. It was sleeper non ac but it wasn't too bad. We didn't get pillows and blankets like 3rd class sleeper (our previous train), but we had our bags to use as pillows. We hung out for a bit before retiring to our bunks to get some ...
... swimming, and laying saris out to dry along the steps. Each ghat was a little different, and the sights were unbelievable. We also visited two of the burning ghats, which contained several piles of large wood bundles for burning loved ones, covered with orange prayer flowers, and passing their ashes into the Ganges to be reborn. Seeing the cremation was an unbelievable sight. We now board the Shiva Ganga Express, a night train back to New ...
... I've no idea what they do during monsoon when the water can get high enough to swallow everything up to and including the Eternal Flame. There's an electric crem these days too but people don't like to use it despite it being way cheaper.
- After the body is burned, the family have to walk away without looking back. There are all manner of rituals to be adhered to for the next few days. Sons have to have their head shaved, they must ...
... wasn't a prepaid booth). Jane and I agreed 200 rupees for the trip and wrote it down to ensure no miscommunication he agreed, bargain.
He dropped us off about half a mile from the hotel saying the roads were too narrow further in. That was a lie, he could have got closer, but it wasn't worth arguing. We had GPS on the phone so knew the way.
Extract from LP regarding Varanasi:
"One of the most blindingly colourful, unrelentingly chaotic and unapologetically ...
Breakfast back at the hotel provided us with an unexpected delight - a cappuccino. We've definitely suffered from the first world traveller's problem - no cappuccinos. So we binged with a relaxed three coffee breakfast. Then we set off on foot to navigate our own way around the city. We encountered the worst sales pitch yet from any tout. Previoulsy, we have been invited to"let ...