Lara India Hotel

Dashashwamedh Road, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001, India | Hotel
Prices starting from $21.00

Travel Blogs from Varanasi

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

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney


... I turned to help Jenny down when the train horned again, coming straight for us as we tried to scramble off the track. It turned out the train broke down and there were seats on the next one right behind it so it was every man, woman, child and cow for themselves!! Another twenty minutes past and we arrived. We wern't looking forward to getting a tuk-tuk after what had happened here three nights earlier but Nahandra had it sorted. He strolled out the door with us in tow, ...

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


... a place so powerful, so spiritual and so worthy. It really makes you think about how death is a part of life and that it should be respected and celebrated as such. Terry and I made our way back to the hotel without many words, both still absorbing what we had seen and what we had learned. Still. This is a word I would use to describe us. Still in movement and mind. Still in a trace of the memory of the flames. Still in uncertainty to our emotions. Still in ...


A travel blog entry by sammy_moore


... many families can't afford it. This means that many bodies are only partially cremated or worse still thrown in to the ganges as full corpses. The funerals are public occasions but you are forbidden to take photographs. Female family members are unable to attend the cremations as it is regarded as men's work and female tears are thought to be polluted. Feeling hungry, we walked in to the markets which are a labyrinth of small alleyways with shops rather than stalls. We found ...

Varanasi: Spiritually Rich, Economically Poor

A travel blog entry by travelingamanda


... century English philosopher Thomas Malthus's insight that a population will naturally increase until its size inevitably reaches a tipping point. Because there is a limited amount of food, space and resources, a population hits it's 'carrying capacity' (the maximum that it's resources can support). After that, life becomes solely focused on day to day survival and there's a constant churning such that most animals die young. New crops of puppies are constantly being made ...

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This hotel, located on Dashashwamedh Road, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Banaras Ghats, and Manikarnika Ghat.
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