Shiv Ganga Resort

Madhopur Kot, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221005, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi

A dip in the Ganges

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney on May 04, 2014

4 photos

... something was wrong we got back outside and were pointed in the right direction by a local. Turns out there are scam businesses that copy others to rob the customers, pretty cheeky, but only in India!
Fed and watered we headed for the daily evening 'Gange Aarti', its like a big prayer ceremony on one of the bigger ghats with lots of music, fire and dancing. We both got well into it and after getting 'tilaka' hindu dots on our foreheads we went to ...


A travel blog entry by sammy_moore on Apr 01, 2014

2 comments, 21 photos

... away ghosts. Families come from all over India to cremate their loved ones and many elderly retire to Varanasi in preparation. The bodies are wrapped in cloth and laid out on wooden stretchers before being dipped in the holy waters of the river ganges, then placed on a fire. The families first buy the wood, which is weighed and then carefully placed to create a bonfire where a body can take up to 3 hours to fully burn. Sandalwood burns the best but is also the most ...

The Glorious Ganges

A travel blog entry by the-wanderer on Mar 25, 2014

2 comments, 28 photos

... boy on his cycle was so wobbly he crashed into the back wing of the car and fell off his bike in a side street ! He was only about 8 and really walloped himself, the driver stopped, opened the window to ask if the kid was OK and off he went !

The streets are filthy, rubbish, cow ****, goat ****, dog ****, dogs, goats, cows and buffalo, sand, bricks and people fill every square inch of tarmac (there are no pavements). The roads here are in horrific condition, Injury ...


A travel blog entry by mlsmalcolm on Mar 20, 2014

71 photos

... They started around 17:00 and finished at 01:30. Very interesting person to watch and the main illusion stunt all becomes obvious as you watch it put together over a period. His true ability came to light when he came back up to the terrace to go into a room which was locked, he tried to push the door a couple of times then got out his mobile. I said to Lesley that you would have thought opening a locked door would have been a piece of cake for him. Today we ventured off along ...

Ganges sailing trip

A travel blog entry by hannah.1991 on Mar 20, 2014

1 comment, 11 photos

After arriving in Allahabad we went to a local hotel for breakfast and to freshen up and then drove for a couple of hours to our boats. There were 4 small wooden boats - 4 people in each one plus our bags and then one 'kitchen' boat which cooked all of our meals. The boat had lots of cushions and blankets and was so comfortable and relaxing. Motorboats aren't allowed on the Ganges except in certain places as it's a holy river. So our men put the sails up for some of the ...


This hotel, located on Madhopur Kot, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Banaras Ghats, and Manikarnika Ghat.
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