Palace on Steps
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPalace on Steps Varanasi
not a great place but for £5 a night you can't really complain. They were very helpful when organising transport and making suggestions for things to do in the area. Not so great at recommending restaurants.
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Varanasi is set on the Ganges and is considered one of the most important places in the Hindu religion. The river itself is known as 'mother ganga'. The whole city is dedicated to the god Shiva, 'the destroyer'. The idea is to destroy in order to recreate (Hindus believe in reincarnation). While we have been in India I have loved learning more …
... is what he told me: When people die in India, many families bring the dead to Varanasi for their cremation. The bodies are dressed up in their finest, then the men of the families bring them down to the Ganges and push them to the bottom of the river for a final cleansing. The bodies are left out to dry for an hour, then placed on their own wooden pyre. There's an "eternal fire" that burns at the top of the ghat (they say it's been burning continuously ...
... next, and it is a large island of peace, order, and tranquility in the messy river of chaos that is Varanasi and its surrounding areas. The modern Buddhist temple is pretty but not distinguished, but the scope of the ruin, and the quite lovely and very large gardens and park that surround it are very beautiful and somehow tranquil. There is a giant stupa, a cone-shaped ruined structure, that monks and others circumambulate, and the archeological site includes ...
... before had been packed with people were nearly empty and our driver who had given our horn a pretty good workout didn’t have to beep more than a couple times. It was almost eerie how quiet it was but then again not many people are usually out and about before the sun rises so we shouldn’t have been that surprised. The ghat that was a hubbub of activity the night before we pretty quiet that morning as well, although there were more people the closer we ...
... and we were really grateful for him. He showed us many hidden sights and taught us a lot about Buddha and his life.
That same evening, we were boarding the train back to New Delhi. After our last experience with the trains, we were in no hurry to climb aboard. However, our train was actually on time at 7pm. We were overjoyed! However, the journey ended up being extremely delayed and we were on the bloody thing for 19 hours. 19 hours on a train. It was rough. In the ...