Jyoti Hotel

Opp: Saraswati Cinema, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India | Hotel

Travel Blogs from Varanasi

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

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney


... was a lot quieter. Turns out the place we landed wasn't the safest of places even for him as an indian never mind us foreigners! For two hours we chatted to this nice young lad. He was in the Indian Air Force and was based in Agra, thats why we had caught his attention at the ticket stand when we were asking about agra. He explained to us why people were so interested in us and that though it was safe, we should still be careful. Jenny also had the brain wave that a cheap flight to ...

A dip in the Ganges

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney


... he nodded to say 'all good', while in the background the other drivers where harassing him, telling him not to take us. We jumped in and the driver peddled away from what was the most stressful 10 minutes of our lives.
Varanasi is an old riverside city, with narrow paths and alleyways that not even a rickshaw can navigate, this left us on a main road with the driver saying he could go no further. So out we went into this jungle of dirty imposing ...

The Ganges and the Ghats

A travel blog entry by kaila.mctavish


... the burning ghats as women are too loud in their tears and cries of sorrow. This is a place of tradition and no tears are allowed. Crying is to be done in the privacy of one's home, but here men are strong and happy that their loved ones are lucky enough to have this final cleansing and spiritual connection with the after life. The eldest man of the family is brought to be shaved and dressed all in white; meanwhile the other family members will carry their loved ...


A travel blog entry by sammy_moore


... was In the high 30s so we vegged out in the hostel that day sorting out washing, feeding our tummies and attempting to sleep under a noisy fan. We are saving money hand washing our clothes but it's never quite clean as the water is slightly yellow in colour and soap difficult to lather. Equally, if you send your washing to a laundry service it comes back a different colour altogether. Varanasi is a tourist hub mainly for it's series of ghats that lead down to the ...

Varanasi: Spiritually Rich, Economically Poor

A travel blog entry by travelingamanda


... beggars, even though, unlike in the US, very few use alcohol or drugs and instead would probably buy food with the money. However, we were with Catherine when she did give away money to some very poor people with whom she has formed a relationship with over the years. We saw an old women weep with joy after receiving just under $1 US.

In these developing countries, like Nepal and India, life is a constant struggle. Even people who are fortunate enough to attend a ...


This hotel, located on Opp: Saraswati Cinema, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Banaras Ghats, and Manikarnika Ghat.
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