Varanasi India

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Varanasi, India

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varanasi Feb 08, 2012
we arrived ther one aftenoon. we stayed in Hotel Radisson varanasi. The hotel is good but not is like the radisson in dubai. Because ı stayed in Rasisson sas in Dubai last year it was wonder ful. but this hotel is not as good as the one in Dubai.The bereafast was very poor.One night is enougt for varanasi.Because in my opinion there are two things to do in is very interesting place. I saw india in my mind in varanasi not Delhi..You should see Aarti ceramony near gange river in the evening. Certainl you do moring boat ride in the river. These are the most important thigns to do..
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Varanasi - india Feb 02, 2011
Varanasi is a city situated on the banks of the River Ganges in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, 320 kilometres (199 mi) southeast of state capital Lucknow. It is regarded as a holy city by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and probably the oldest in India.

The great riverbanks at Varanasi, built high with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century pavilions and palaces, temples and terraces, are lined by stone steps – the ghats – which stretch along the whole waterfront, changing dramatically in appearance with fluctuations of the river level. Some have crumbled over the years while others continue to thrive, visited by early-morning bathers, brahmin priests offering puja, and people practising meditation and yoga. Hindus regard the Ganges as amrita, the elixir of life, which brings purity to the living and salvation to the dead, but in reality the river is scummy with effluent, so don't be tempted to join the bathers; never mind the chemicals and human body parts, the heavy metals, dumped by factories upstream, are the real cause for concern.

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