Plaza Inn Hotel
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... naked. Sareed women stood waist deep in the water, washing themselves - Judith and I contented ourselves with trailing our fingers in the water which ran clear between them.
Finally, we reached the Burning Ghat – the last in the line. Here the fires from the night's cremations still burned as new bodies were brought down the steps by the families who were there to watch the remains being turned to ash in full view of countless onlookers on and off the ...
... between was nice to get myself organised, hand washed some clothes on the rooftop and later relaxing by treating myself to a $3 full body massage for an hour and coconut hair treatment.....Guilty!
5pm rocked around quickly and it was time to head with a group from the hostel to visit the Dasaswamedh Ghat where the evening 'Ganga Aarti' ceremony takes place, basically a ceremony ...
... time before being openly (as in publicly) cremated in firewood. A special wood is used to eliminate the smell of burning flesh and any major bones that do not burn completely (for example, the chest bones for men and the hip bones for women) are put into the Ganges to sink to the bottom - so we definitely won't be taking a swim then!
The only departed souls that are not cremated are anyone under ...
... throwing up for the past 7 hours due to a bug, fortunately her husband was with her. We were separated for quite some time and I found myself on the train caught right between the army that had stepped in and the people in violation of the law. It was terrible to see the beating that pursued. A fight broke out and I narrowly escaped as Dushyant saw me and dragged me and my luggage (20kg) out of the marsh pit. Half the train was emptied out and I eventually found my bunk and the ...
... trading, chewing the fat, playing cricket (if there's a spare few yards of area clear anywhere in India, this will be what it will be used for!). One of the best people watching places there is. Given the long dry summer the water was incredibly low - we could imagine it would look like a completely different place after the monsoon. Also being this time of year we counted less than a ...