Shiv Ganga Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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... of these bodies, wrapped in white linen, had been brought through the night to Varanasi from all over India. Now they had to be stretchered through the crowded alleys to the Ghat and laid upon the special wood bought from the untouchables who had tended the sacred flame for 3000 years. Cremation here is expensive as the untouchables demand a high price and only they can grant the sacred fire to the family. Their only other source of income comes from their exclusive right ...
... monks) bless the bodies, bless all animals, bless the Ganges and the small handful of over 1000 people there for the spectacle as well as give offerings to the Gods. Apparently it's like this every night! Photos won't do it justice but have put some up.
A few of us sat down to a meal in the busy streets of Varanasi after the ceremony...Believe it or not I still manage to have an ...
... of 18 and pregnant women, who are both seen as "pure". Also, anyone who has died with disease or leprosy cannot be cremated due to risk of spreading disease. Instead of cremation, these poor souls are simply weighted with large rocks and placed into the Ganges to sink to the bottom - we are not joking!! Cancel the snorkelling trip!
On our first day in Varanasi, we expected to see some washing ...
... our CEO looking a pale shade of white! He had never in all his time had an incident like this one. Our bunks of course had been taken up by a small Indian family of 12....who were swiftly evicted by one of the Aussie girls who is employed within the Australian naval unit and is certainly not to be trifled with. They had let the entire waiting list on the train....for good measure, so the isles were littered. One toilet was to be shared for 14 hours by the entire coach......need I ...
... tourists the whole time we were there, it was mainly some Indian tourists and pilgrims. Varanasi has a reputation, even more so that Agra for getting accosted by touts, but to be honest we politely declined as we had done everywhere and they were fine. Half the time we ended up striking up conversations about the state of world cricket or the difference the new Prime Minister was going to make in ...