March 5th morning we have started from chennai to Delhi by 7:30AM and reached Delhi around 10am, our plan is to catch the metro to goto new Delhi railway station but unfortunately only terminal 3 has metro station which is seven kms from terminal 1d, so we stick to the original plan pre paid taxi, few major plus and minuses about Delhi. Roads were good, traffic is also comparatively decent,
before it shades away we entered new Delhi railway station, OMG! It was worse than any other railway station i've been in india especially platform 1, poor management and poor people who don't know when to use what service, we somehow managed to put our luggage's in clock room and went for lunch, in front of the railway station all thief disguised as hotel owners, don't ever have food without inquiring the rates, though the food is good have to mention that.
Our train to varanasi started at 1:15pm, we had nap and started chit chat, was checking CWC status mean while, our train reached Varanasi at 2:30 am, a guy from suraj guest house(near lalit ghat) was waiting in station for us, he arranged our transport to guest house, I've never seen city like this literally there is no roads towards the end we had to get down from the autorikshaw and walk in the holes, while walking towards guest house we saw bunch of guards with machine guns standing in that narrow street here and there wondered what is in this road need this much level of security, after a long walk we have reached the guest house, guest house and hospitality was better than what we expected after walking in that street, prabhat showed us the Ganges view and few other temples from the roof top and we discussed the plan for next day and went to sleep at 4:30 am, we are not the only guests in the room there were already 4 rabbits in the room, it was fun playing with them.
March 6: Woke up at 6am went to the terrace for sun rise, it was good and it would have been better if Ganges is full of water, after sunrise we went Lalit ghat there a boat was waiting for Ganga both on other side and various ghats visit, we took the holy dip and visited harichandra ghat, prayag ghat and manikarnika ghat fom boat.
Suraj Guest house: (decent, reasonable and near to ganga)
Prabhat Singh (Prabhu)
Suraj Guest House Lalita Ghat, Chowk Varanasi, India +919838085923 http://surajguesthouse.hpage.com http://treebaba.hpage.com