J S Residency

B.12/112,B-2, Gauri Ganj, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001, India | Hotel
Prices starting from $27.00

Travel Blogs from Varanasi

Entering India

A travel blog entry by keeleymclaren

I was up, in a taxi and at the bus station by 6.30am. I showed my ticket to someone and he couldn't be more helpful, walking me to the right bus and finding the conductor for me to put my bag in the back. I had 20 mins before it left so sat and got a masala tea and stocked up with water. Once on the bus I was the only foreigner on there, it wasn't particularly full so I had a double seat to myself and was given a free water bottle and newspaper in English! The first page I read was about ...

Observing a Hindi Funeral in India's Oldest City

A travel blog entry by jeffwright


April 9-13

Our last stop in India, Varanasi, epitomized the disorienting chaos and rich traditions we have experienced for the last 10 weeks. It would have been very hard to pick a better end point for our trip in India.

The narrow streets of Varanasi, called galis, are packed with cows, their excretions; venders, their fragrant products; colorfully dressed Indians, their processions; and motorcycles, with their loud determination to go faster. Varanasi is intense. ...

Varanasi / Sarnath

A travel blog entry by simoncardnell


... me $200, but if I pay him 500 rupees, I won't have 'a problem'. I walk away and he follows me issuing the same threats until I'm at a safe distance. I have three yoga lessons, one is good and one is terrible because the teacher pressures us and try's to get us to remember too much. One lesson is right by the riverbank overlooking the Ganges, by a man in an orange robe, who has photos of himself on the wall in many ...

Hello From the 12th Dimension - Planet Varanasi

A travel blog entry by travelingamanda


Varanasi is unlike any other place in India. Or on Planet Earth for that matter. Life here is exposed, brutal and raw. Death is out in the open and the harsh life cycle of animals is visible on all sides. The frankness is unsettling. Yet we are deprived of these truths in American culture. Varanasi, along the banks of the sacred river Ganges, is one of the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. It is the spiritual capital of India and archeological evidence ...

Varanasi and the Ganges

A travel blog entry by fernbob


... and still others washing away their sins, it is, after all, a multi-purpose river!

Arriving at the cremation Ghat was a real shocker for us. Hindu's from all over India choose this as their final destination, and there is a process that leads up to the actual cremation. First, the cloth shrouded body arrives in Varanasi, how, we don't know, but once here, it is draped in colorful cloths, placed on a bamboo stretcher and paraded through the ...

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