Difference between revisions of "Talk:Varanasi"
Revision as of 13:32, 26 July 2010
Haifa & Bread of Life
I reverted the changes made to Haifa Cafe and Bread of Life Bakery... if they're true, someone speak up and we can add the info back in in a less harsh way. But it seems a little weird to me that 2 of the most popular places in the city with tourists have taken such a simultaneous nose-dive. Forgive me if I'm wrong about this. – cacahuate talk 01:26, 20 June 2007 (EDT)
Do NOT Bathe
surely this recommendation should be removed, if the water's not drinkable, you surely should not swim in it. " Try not to think too much about the dozens of sewage pipes and sunken corpses " again, just thinking about it doesn't make it in any way advisable. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs)
JUST READ THE GANGA ARTICLE: ...As it flows through highly populous areas the Ganges collects large amounts of human pollutants, e.g., Schistosoma mansoni and faecal coliforms, and drinking and bathing in its waters therefore carries a high risk of infection. While proposals have been made for remediating this condition, little progress has been achieved. Along the 4 miles (6.4 kilometres) stretch of terraced bathing ghats in the holy city of Varanasi, the water of the Ganges is a "brown soup of excrement and industrial effluents." The water there contains 60,000 faecal coliform bacteria per 100 ml, 120 times the official limit of 500 faecal coliforms/100ml that is considered safe for bathing...ANY QUESTIONS ??? so,when your not born and raised in varanasi...and even your mother drank that brew while pregnant...do not even think to bathe...it definitely gives you the shits...minimum...HARRY
If you are looking for cheap hotel in Varanasi please make a visit to " Ganga Paying Guest house ".It is located on the way from Assi Ghat to Nagwa (on the main road,neary 300 meters from Assi Ghat).The rooms are very cheap starting from Rs 100/nearly 2 US Dollars for one night.They have a roof top reataurant also with a wonderful view of complete Varanasi ( from Assi Ghat to the first ghat ,., Raj Ghat , it looks like the city is sitting on the river Ganges)