Hotel Sonmony

House No: B6/91, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi

The spiritual day in Varanasi

A travel blog entry by canningt on May 13, 2014

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... saw it come up the coast. Once the storm was over in about 15 minutes, we went to the site of the Hindu outdoor crematorium and we saw the ritual of burning their dead. This was such an experience and one that I will just touch on the highlight. Once the person has died they are laid on a stretcher with bamboo sticks for carrying and the body is wrapped in lots of colourful cloth. Only men relatives of the deceased are present. There is an eternal fire that has been lit for 3000 ...

Sunset on the Ganges

A travel blog entry by benandjeanann on Mar 30, 2014

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... we got to see these Ghats up close and finished at the Dashashwamedh Ghat where every morning and every evening at sunrise and sunset the hold a Hindu ceremony where pilgrims come to peform Puja to the rising and setting sun. We could light lotus flower candles, make a wish and let them float down the river. Most evenings we ate in the 'Brown Bread bakery', another Westerners hide out, where locals played music in the evening and the food ...

My Reflections on India

A travel blog entry by phildyard on Feb 19, 2014

1 comment

... Roads! Unless you were born in India. I don't think you can ever understand how so many vehicles, bikes, tuk tuks, rickshaws and carts manage to maneuver through the streets and alleys with only a rare collision. Lane markings are totally ignored. It seems to be a waste of paint. Road surfaces are very poor for the most part with numerous potholes, speed bumps and gravel stretches. It is necessary to slow down almost to a halt to navigate the bad ...

Looking beyond the streets of Vara"nasty"

A travel blog entry by martycindy on Jan 12, 2014

4 comments, 76 photos

... I know they were taking it easy on me. Lalit did try to strike me out (not sure if they call it that) a couple times though, giving me his best curve and spin, but I was able to knock them away – Beginner's luck :)

Another noteworthy mention was getting to see Lalit's uncle's textile shop – shawls, bed covers, pillow covers, blankets – it's all there. Wool, cotton, silk, pashmina – as you like. We are told they are the manufacturer and that many ...

Varanasi, The Holy City

A travel blog entry by bevj on Jan 03, 2014

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... 8217;) with offers of sightseeing and escorted walks through the maze of alley ways behind the hotel. We politely declined all this but it didn’t stop him waiting for us and hopping aboard the boat which took us down to watch the Aarti ceremony further down the river in the evening. This is where 7 priests pray for world peace. Pawing at my sleeve, he insisted on imparting information, whether we wanted it or not, about the names of the ghats (which were written ...

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This hotel, located on House No: B6/91, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Banaras Ghats, and Manikarnika Ghat.
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