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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      Kolkata to Varanasi

      A travel blog entry by fread on Mar 06, 2015

      2 photos

      ... bit of life's philosophy of the people.So different from ours, very much personal accountability, not so much on actions but on the intent, and a very strong belief in karma. Evening back on river for Aarti Ceremony, place teeming with humanity!!. So today is Friday and starting to get organized for the long trek home, not allowed to leave hotel precinct as a holy day and too dangerous to go out. So see you all when we get home in a couple of ...

      Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

      A travel blog entry by auberginegarden on Feb 10, 2015

      1 comment, 64 photos

      ... the spirit to rise to nirvana and in doing so there was no space for grief. It was a beautiful culmination of the 5 elements of nature coming together to complete the full circle of life. Although a very intense experience for us both, it did give us time to reflect on life and all its beauty. As long as we keep friends close, family even closer and carry on doing what makes us happy I think we’ll both be OK.

      The rest of our stay was spent exploring some of ...

      The Holiest and Dirtiest City in India

      A travel blog entry by dbworld2see on Feb 09, 2015

      53 photos

      ... the various buildings and palaces along the bank were pretty magnificent. Another unique sight for us was the people who were doing laundry in the river. There were mostly men taking large sheets and beating them on slanted wooden platforms to dry them out and then lay them along the river bank to dry more fully. It was cool to see and we realized that this has been happening here like this for hundreds of years but then it dawned on us…those were probably ...

      Day 161. We only went and crashed a Hindu wedding

      A travel blog entry by davidmilnes81 on Feb 05, 2015

      5 comments, 25 photos

      ... released to Nirvana is a reason to be genuinely happy. Of course the sadness of never being able to see the loved one again causes great sadness.

      Forgive this small detail but it was interesting if a little shocking. As the fire burns the skin tightens and joints can move. To prevent arms, hands and legs falling off as the base of the limbs burns they break the limbs and push then back on to the fire. I never considered that the fire is actually managed in such a practical ...

      City of Death

      A travel blog entry by domandkatey on Jan 14, 2015

      54 photos

      ... and we were really grateful for him. He showed us many hidden sights and taught us a lot about Buddha and his life.

      That same evening, we were boarding the train back to New Delhi. After our last experience with the trains, we were in no hurry to climb aboard. However, our train was actually on time at 7pm. We were overjoyed! However, the journey ended up being extremely delayed and we were on the bloody thing for 19 hours. 19 hours on a train. It was rough. In the ...