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

    Vara-very bad

    A travel blog entry by on Mar 25, 2015

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    ... which we squished up in the skin then made a hole in the top and drank it like a juice box. It's still so hot at night time here so it was nice to finally have some fresh fruit even if it was kind of warm. We also had street made popcorn and I finally had samosas! I was so full by the time we went to dinner I just ordered a mango lassi (for my tummy) and minestrone soup. This place was safe to eat at don't ...

    Life and Death

    A travel blog entry by lou-and-ian on Mar 12, 2015

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    ... wood carefully placed on top before being cremated. Over 300 bodies are cremated here everyday it is a strange but humbling experience particularly with everyone going about their daily business, cows roaming around and dogs howling etc like nothing is unsual. It all seemed very natural and we felt priviledged to have witnessed such intimate moments of around 7 cremations. We spent the afternoon reflecting and watching the Ganges from the hotel ...


    A travel blog entry by emmaandsam on Feb 16, 2015

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    ... palm leaf caskets.

    Everyone warned us that Varanasi was nuts, and it was. One evening the city was impassable due to a large parading party, complete with sound systems, bright lights, incredible fancy dress and dozens of white horses. We had no idea what they were celebrating apart from Shiva, but it was pure madness. The only white people trying to negotiate their way through it to go for dinner, people looked at us like we were crazy, chuckling ...

    Day 161. We only went and crashed a Hindu wedding

    A travel blog entry by davidmilnes81 on Feb 05, 2015

    5 comments, 25 photos

    ... white tea with ginger for us from a lad who was hopping across boats with his flask and serving it in small, one use clay cups.

    We watched the ritual for ten minutes then the boat pulled over to the opposite side of the river, away from anybody else. Nandan then pulled out two small leaf bowls full of flowers and with a tiny handmade lit wax candle. On his prompt we made a wish, for the good of humanity, and set the candles in the water. It was a beautiful moment, I had to ...

    Death, Disease and Mortality

    A travel blog entry by wilsonheng on Dec 30, 2014

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    ... breads as an alternative to naans and rotis. The only other rival for our money was a french dude in his patisserie uniform and black apron, selling a basket of fresh croissants on the streets.

    "Brown bakery? No...try this!" The monsieur fished out a flaky croissant in his bare hand. The other was holding a finished cigarette.

    " thank you but I might come back if I am still hungry!" as we made our escape.