Trip to Varanasi, Allahabad: On a Tight Schedule!


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again and again awesome pictures
seeing that after a long time
Lovely pictures Akash...i am sure you must have enjoyed a lot. I am too waiting for this kind of travelling.
Thank you guys.

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Almost reached. Allahabad: 5kms to go
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We reached the Cantonment area of city after 3hrs of driving.
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Water logging all over the city
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We took out a list of places which we had planned to visit. Did some googling and short listed the places nearby the cantonment area. Since we has limited amount of time, we thought of covering places which were nearby and had less rush. Due to rains, most of the routes were jammed with traffic and water.

The first destination was Anand Bhavan. This is a mansion which was owned by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.


Entrance of Anand Bhavan
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First look of the Mansion
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Reading and resting area
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Random clicks of garden area
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Let me finally completed this thread. Somehow couldnt find time to update this thread.

A view of Gardens nearby
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My Baby Suzuki resting for a moment
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Wipers did their duty during the entire journey
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Resulting in Windshield fluid going empty[lol]
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On way back to Varanasi
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105kms to go!
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Halt for some food, gobbled a few burger and had some coffee to keep me driving
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Next morning we started early so as to explore Varanasi
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And we reached Sarnath (13kms from the City)
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Sarnath is the park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma
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Nice Pictures.
no explanation is needed as the picture speaks everything.
Your Alto looks nice and the weather too seems pleasant in your trip.
 
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Thanks Rajvel.


At Sankatmochan temple
Note: Beware of monkeys
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Ganga Ghat
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We hired this vehicle to enjoy the lane
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Shops along the ghat
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And we started our Journey, back to Ranchi
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Ar one of the Ex. Reliance Restaraunt
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Fuel stats to would be posted at the end
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Driving through this dense ghat section was frightening. Soon after we left this stretch at 10pm, there occured firing between Naxals & Policemen that left a few of each party dead.
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Hi Akash, How was the Sankat Mochan Temple in Varanasi... I missed it though it was very near to where I was staying.
Buddy, it was good. I was told not to miss this temple, hence i had to drive through kms of narrow crowded lanes, i went on visit this temple. It was nice. I cant resist myself from posting that the Laddoos which have to be purchased as "Prasad" were delicious.
 
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Also I find that you are using the original bridge over the Ganga to exit Varanasi. I presume it will take you through the town of Mughalsarai. How congested is it?

I used the Vishwasundari bypass and the road bypassed Mughalsarai as well.

BTW do you stay in Ranchi. Will be there from day after for a couple of days.
 
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Also I find that you are using the original bridge over the Ganga to exit Varanasi. I presume it will take you through the town of Mughalsarai. How congested is it?

I used the Vishwasundari bypass and the road bypassed Mughalsarai as well.
Yes, i went through the town since it seemed a bit faster to reach NH2 and at the same time, wanted to have some eateries packed from a friends place[:)].

BTW buddy, where did you stay in Varanasi?

BTW do you stay in Ranchi. Will be there from day after for a couple of days.
No buddy, my HO is at Ranchi. I stay few more hundreds kms from the city.
 
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