Hotel Varanasi Ashok

Address: The Mall, Varanasi Cantonment, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221002, India | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on The Mall, Varanasi Cantonment, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Banaras Ghats, and Manikarnika Ghat.
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi

Varanasi, the full circle of life

A travel blog entry by the-wanderer on Mar 09, 2015

44 photos

... looked like they were a week old and the only 'orange juice' they had looked remarkably like Fanta, but I didn't care, I find the whole hot airport check in process quite stressful so Fanta at 5 am it was cos Indian coffee is ****! Lee needed the loo and off he toddled. 30 seconds later with a face like thunder he was back! The toilets were disgusting, for a man to say toilets are disgusting they must have been like open sewers so there was no way I was going anywhere near ...

Powerfully Weird

A travel blog entry by samcohon on Feb 25, 2015

4 comments, 28 photos

... rituals seem much more balanced and, to a westerner, respectful of the dead. Generally, Muslim burial practices are much like Jewish ones, with ritual washing, no embalming, no cremation, and rapid interment. While Hindu cremation treats death as something quite natural, which it is, the incineration itself, and the fairly rough way that corpses are handled during the burning, seems to me not to be so sacred. There is cultural difference to account for, but there ...

Assault On the Senses...and Then Some!!

A travel blog entry by cjbishop on Feb 22, 2015

24 photos

... at a silk brocade weaver turned out to be more interesting than I thought. The 6th generation owner showed us how these products are made, some on a loom that is 950 years old! There are only 7 men left in the company who have the skills to use such a loom. The patterns used are in their head and they use a series of hand tied knots to create beautiful silk brocades. Newer, more automated looms are used for the vast majority of the silk products made by ...

The Holy River

A travel blog entry by trevort14 on Dec 31, 2014

13 photos

... We passed one of the cremation areas and got very close - like 15 feet from shore... In that area, they cremate 100 bodies daily!

  • Many people come here from all over India and the world to bathe in this river because it is a god
  • Holy men are not cremated, they have rocks or something tied to them, and their bodies are sunk to the bottom of the river. We were told it is not too uncommon to see a ...

  • Death, Disease and Mortality

    A travel blog entry by wilsonheng on Dec 30, 2014

    19 photos

    ... you here. He will be so pleased.

    No Prayer for the Dying
    Fuxi went on to his next destination and I proceeded back to Manikarnika Ghat after exploring the laneways from Siwon Lassi. Situating myself a far distance from the ongoing cremations, I snapped a photo of the hospice featuring a gloomy outlook of the buildings. Almost immediately, a local teenager barked at me out of nowhere, exclaiming that photos of ...