Hotel Elena

Address: D21 Rana ghat near dasawamedh ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001, India | Hotel
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This hotel, located on D21 Rana ghat near dasawamedh ghat, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), Banaras Ghats, and Manikarnika Ghat.
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    Travel Blogs from Varanasi

    Holy day

    A travel blog entry by arn0601 on Jul 03, 2015

    5 photos

    ... end of the ghats and walked around. The northern side of the city is a lot more clustered and the roads are basically alley ways that on motorcycles can fit through. We had dinner at a South Indian place and then had some tomato chaat and aloo tiki at a small chaat place. We can back to the hostel afterwards to shower and get ready for our night train. After showering and getting ready we had a bit of time so I surfed the internet, catching up on news. I then ...

    Unique Varanasi

    A travel blog entry by hanjolo on Mar 15, 2015

    11 photos

    ... the potholed roads. We visited a hospice which offers a free stay for people of up to 15 days so that they might full fill their wishes to die in Varanasi if they don't have anywhere to stay. Alas however if you don't die within 15 days you're asked to leave! Fortunately there wasn't anyone staying there at the mo, so we avoided any awkward zoo-like feeling, though we did get to see one of the rooms which was beyond basic; just 2 wooden platform beds for you and a ...

    Varanasi - Part 1

    A travel blog entry by travelnshit on Mar 04, 2015

    93 photos

    ... job was ****! I've seen some pretty **** ways to earn a living but that's gotta be up there along with, I dunno, street fundraising or inbound telephone customer service.

    - Not everyone can be cremated though. Holy men, pregnant women, children under ten years old and lepers are rowed out to the middle of the river and dumped there, weighted down with stones and it's not uncommon to see corpses floating down the river. It's not as easy ...

    By the Ganges day 2

    A travel blog entry by kate.timaeus on Feb 14, 2015

    48 photos

    ... of the original Buddhist temple excavated by the British in 1900 which was by the actual spot of the first sermon marked by a stupa (monument) built over 2000 years ago.Several artefacts unearthed during the dig are housed in a special museum designed to look like a temple by the British 100 years ago.Across the road was a Jain shrine as it is a holy site for them too.We finished our tour with a look at a giant Buddha and another temple.On our way back to ...

    Day 161. We only went and crashed a Hindu wedding

    A travel blog entry by davidmilnes81 on Feb 05, 2015

    5 comments, 25 photos

    ... on the hygiene. It was served mashed up with green sauce (I should really know what is in it as I have it so often) and in a small bowl pressed out of leaves.

    We visited a mosque, a first for Jane and I. Perhaps my last after I innocently stood on the one prayer mat that was positioned in an alcove next to images of Mecca and Medina and quickly got ushered off it by our Muslim host. The call to prayer happened as we were there so we had to made a quick exit before ...