Hotel Varanasi Ashok

The Mall, Varanasi Cantonment, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221002, India | 3 star hotel
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It looks so lovely in the pictures

A travel blog entry by valetroy


Up at 5am and on the way to the ghats by 5.30. Today's guide was very aloof. Saw the sun rise over the Ganges and took loads of photos, which I hope look picturesque but just seemed squalid. Saw a body being cremated and got covered in ash, but photographing the burning ghats is forbidden. Too tired and dazed to really take it in but lots of people …

The road to Varanasi

A travel blog entry by valetroy


Set off at 7am and went up a mountain through teak forests which are a national park and tigers allegedly live there. Expected a spectacular view from the top, and what did we get? Another bloody plain! Which turned out to be the Deccan Plateau.
Eight and a half hours later we came down the other side, but at least we were back in Uttar Pradesh …

You couldn't make this stuff up....

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney


... As Nahindra's stop approached he said to us to stay on the train until the last stop as it went straight to Varansai. He must have seen the mix of tiredness and stress on both our faces and decided to come with us all the way to make sure we got there safe, he even helped us call around some hotels to see if we could get a late room. But the drama didn't end there. Just as we came close to our destination the train came to a sudden halt. There was lots of people shouting and with that ...

A dip in the Ganges

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney


... up the rivers ghats, the mood can change in an instance. Some are full of sellers of all sorts, some for swimming and washing, and even one for pooing. Yes you heard me correct, human ****! It's a 20 meter long step where men head to openly 'go' , and then try and tip-toe round the many hundreds of other 2 by 4's left by others. The lonely planet didn't fill us in on that one or advise a nose peg!
We then stopped at one of two 'burning ghats'. This is ...

The Ganges and the Ghats

A travel blog entry by kaila.mctavish


... It was this stillness that brought us back to the burning ghats that night. This time informed and unwavering we sat quietly and watched the flames dance in the wind and burn bright against the night sky. I am not sure if it was a result of the vantage point or the darkness of the night, but the bodies seemed to burn brighter and bigger. The black silhouette of a man's still body wrapped in white still reflects in my mind against the burning oranges and reds. ...

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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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