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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Pradeep Varanasi
Was very good.
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... where bodies are burned out on open fires. I found a boat driver, and he took me down the Ganges to the two main cremation sites, before coming back to watch the 7pm ceremony at the main ghat. I found my American friends from the train ride, and we went for dinner and lassis in town before calling it a night. Nice to sleep in a stationary bed for a ...
Everywhere you go in India it looks like minor stabbings have taken place. There are red splashes up walls and on floors. I think it's called paan and it involves putting a load of stuff in a leaf and chewing on it. It turns your spit red and if you chew habitually you tend to go around looking like you just ripped someone's throat out with your teeth. The people of Varanasi love this ****. Elsewhere in India I've seen ...
... little floating candles as we made our way back to the ghat. Once the sun finally went down it was time for the Aarti to begin and we had prime seats, bobbing up and down in the water, to view the Hindu prayer. Pradeep did his best to explain to us what was going on, but rather than trying to follow along we just enjoyed the theatrical nature of the prayer with singing and chanting while swinging different candles and relics. It was really neat because while there ...
... 10 minutes or so a boy would come by with a samovar of chai.
“Chai! Chai! Chai!” he cried incessantly as he passed.
As soon as he was out of ear shot, the kid with the coffee would pass by.
“Coffee, Coffee, Coffee!” he yelled with eagerness. We couldn’t help ourselves, we had to laugh after the tenth time they passed. Yet, they were providing a much needed service. I alone drank 5 chai and 2 coffees before we got off the train, ...
... walk into the river and bathe in the Ganges as a form of worship, every Hindu is supposed to do this in there lifetime and many do it dozens of time. There are over 80 of them here.
When we arrived we were all a little worse for wear, so Naveen suggested we take a two hour break and then regroup. Naveen by the way can sleep in any form of transportation with no problems at all, so when WE get a nap we use it.
We hopped on bicycle rickshaws and our poor guy had ...