Palace on Steps

Address: D - 21/11, Rana Mahal Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001, India | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on D - 21/11, Rana Mahal Ghat, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Banaras Ghats, and Manikarnika Ghat.
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    Travel Blogs from Varanasi

    Manikarnika Ghat

    A travel blog entry by lilyfesler on Jul 02, 2015

    4 comments, 4 photos

    ... 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 ...

    A Varanasi MIscellany

    A travel blog entry by samcohon on Feb 25, 2015

    3 comments, 12 photos

    ... 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 ...

    The Holiest and Dirtiest City in India

    A travel blog entry by dbworld2see on Feb 09, 2015

    53 photos

    ... 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 ...

    City of Death

    A travel blog entry by domandkatey on Jan 14, 2015

    54 photos

    ... 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 ...

    The Passage To India

    A travel blog entry by michael.bell on Dec 15, 2014

    10 photos

    ... offering us "good price" on a trip to the Taj Mahal and Agra fort.
    I must confess comrades that even though I am certain I was getting ripped off I still often find that I am hypnotised by those Indian folk who use phrases such as "lovely jubilee", "Chicken Curry, no worry" and "no wife, no life". Alas this is what occurred on this day, for as soon as we departed from the train station we were approached by a young fellow called VK who used every phrase in ...

    Traveler Photos Palace on Steps Varanasi

    The ghat below our hotel
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    Arriving in Varanasi
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    Bhramin prayer ceremony
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    The Aarti ceremony
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    Aarti ceremony
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