Palace on Steps

D - 21/11, Rana Mahal Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001, India | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi

My Reflections on India

A travel blog entry by phildyard

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People, people everywhere! With over 1.3 billion people it's not surprising that you see so many people everywhere, whether on the city streets or in a remote rural village. The majority of people seem to be busy making a living no matter how small or modest. Like the traffic, at first it all seems to be crazily chaotic but on closer examination you can see that it all works. Just like hundreds of cars can negotiate a four-way intersection without a ...

Looking beyond the streets of Vara"nasty"

A travel blog entry by martycindy

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... decide a dip ourselves is not warranted. The other two passengers are from Holland, but you'd never have guessed. One is Korean but adopted at an early age...it was surprising seeing them converse in dutch. We believe their names were Linda and Renee – they were really nice and offered us some bread when they saw we came empty handed. Good thing too because we were starving! About halfway through I (M) see our boatman getting tired and holding his wrists. Asking him if he's ...

Christmas and new Year

A travel blog entry by lajsoper

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Haven't had good internet access in Varanasi so haven't been able to write. Sitting in hotel lobby in Mumbai using wifi trying to do some updating now. We arrived in Varanasi on the 22/12/13 in the afternoon, by taxi. The trip took 2 hours. We hit a large rock on the road, as we were trying to overtake a bus. Luckily the driver managed to maintain control of the car, and stopped us from side swiping the bus, where we would ...

The Oldest City on Earth

A travel blog entry by steve_julie

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... kids with supernaturally savvy sales skills sell salvaged somethings. Many of the faithful are here on matters related to death, as Varanasi is the city of death (how did we not notice THAT on the brochure!?). We have already seen a couple of small funeral processions moving their departed past us in the tight alleys.

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Sarnath - Starting the Wheel of the Dharma

A travel blog entry by tonyhudson

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After our early morning excursion to watch devotees conduct their ritual ablutions in the Ganges we returned to the hotel for breakfast and to meet up with Josh who had decided to sleep in. We're heading off to Sarnath which is just over 10km north east of Varnasi and 15 or so minutes drive in the minibus.

Sarnath

We can't do justice to the entire complex at Sarnath, which includes monuments, ...

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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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