The Golden Buddha

Sarangnath Colony, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221007, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Varanasi

A dip in the Ganges

A travel blog entry by paulfeeney

4

... 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 ...

The Glorious Ganges

A travel blog entry by the-wanderer

28

... You would have a field day back home ! To read it like this makes it sound awful, but by I have seen all of these things before but not in so much quantity. It gets to the point where you have to make a point of looking out for the bizarre because it's all bizarre. And it's utterly wonderful because it is so unusual to see this in real life.

For those of you who don't know, the River Ganges is a god and is sacred to Hindus, they believe that being cremated and their ...

Varanasi

A travel blog entry by mlsmalcolm

71

... of the Ganges and through the narrow streets with a guide, we were shown all the temples which we might give up doing before the end of our trip for the sake of our sanity and before someone steals our shoes. Indians are perfectionists at extorting money from you and Varanasi is certainly the worst we have experienced. we reached the Burning Ghat with corpse after corpse being carried down to the Water to be washed at the beginning of he ceremony, we were introduced to ...

Ganges sailing trip

A travel blog entry by hannah.1991

1
11

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 ...

India - Varanasi

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo

1
73

... tended to make of us complete fools. Sometimes we couldn't stand it anymore and began yell at them: "Do you think we are stupid?" They usually ignored our anxious question and kept playing their little game. In such a case the best thing you can do is to walk away. People living in bigger cities are usually much worse than people coming from the countryside. For us, the worst of all was Mumbai.

India is an intense country, the cultural shock is too strong for most people and ...

Location

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