Hotel Sarin Inn
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... was even more fascinating.
We returned the next morning at 6:15 am (sunrise is at 6:50am) to take a two hour row boat ride to witness the morning bathing ritual on the banks (called “ghats”) of the river. Thousands of people congregate here each morning to bathe in the sacred waters (and it was cold this morning!). It is an incredibly colorful and amazing sight to see.
In addition to the bathing locations, there are two ...
... sheets, saris and jeans on stones and then draped them over the Ghats to dry. It poses an enormous dilemma - religious practical and cultural ritual and its impact on water quality. Back in Udaipur, one of our young guides had explained that some practices were changing for conservation purposes - that whereas coloured icons had previously been thrown into the river and left there, with obvious consequences for the pollution of the water, ...
Varanasi is the holiest of the seven sacred cities and played an important role in the development of Buddhism. Some Hindus believe that death at Varanasi brings salvation. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Varanasi is also known as the favourite city of the Hindu deity Lord Shiva.
We walked along the Ganges River past all the various ghats until we reached the main funeral ghat. The ghats ...
... it is nothing short of amazing. I guess I did mention the foreigner registration required to enter some areas. Names, passport numbers, date of birth, visa numbers all meticulously recorded on loose sheets of plain paper to go in a pile somewhere where nobody would ever be able to find them again. Buying a phone card in-country involves presenting your passport, providing two passport type photos, and being fingerprinted. If you buy one online before entering the country, ...
Wednesday 3rd December 2014 - Orchha to somewhere between Allahabad & Varanasi At the moment we've on the sleeper train, about 1/2 and hour from Allahabad and crossing the Ganga River. it's an huge river. What happened yesterday ; We vacate the room at 12 and then walk down to the river and sit on the steps of the Ghat. We sit for some time watching the kids diving into the river, people washing clothes on the rocks, men bathing themselves, stripping down to their ...