Travel Blogs from Varanasi
Our visit to Varanasi happened to co-incide with Holi Day, a regilious holiday when everyone parties and throws bright pink, yellow, green, or blue paint at each other. Heaps of fun!
Had a couple of boat rides on the Ganges, which was a bit more peaceful than working around the chaotic streets. All sorts of activities happen along the …
We left Agra very early in the morning for another marathon drive to Lucknow. Today was a member of the groups' birthday, and on arrival in Lucknow we headed straight off in search of the finest restaurant on offer. It was about 4km away but every tuk tuk driver we asked had no idea where the restaurant was (seeing as it was in the nicest hotel in …
The saga continues. We don't seem to be having much luck here in India. Although this place is pretty cool all the stresses seem to be happening here.
We boarded our overnight train at 22:30 last night and snuggled down for the 13 hour journey ahead of us. We were a little concerned when we were greeted by a cow on the platform and thought …
We travelled by overnight train from Orchha to Varanasi. When we arrived at the station around 10.30pm we could not believe the number of people that were on the platform waiting to board trains. Families were sprawled out on blankets, beggars and gypsies were on the hunt for food or money and street sellers were pacing up and down the platform …
The first day in Varanasi after checking into my hotel and relaxing for a while, I headed to Asi ghat (Ghats are the steps which line the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi). Had a heavy lunch in a middle eastern restaurant called Haifa before catching my first glimpse of the Ganges in this area. This is more like the Ganges I had seen in …
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