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About Varanasi

Known by many as the spiritual capital of India, Varanasi is a magnet for Hindu pilgrims who come for ritual cleansing in the sacred Ganges River and to worship in one of almost 2,000 temples. Dozens of ceremonial bathing and funeral “ghats” built by Hindu kings dot the riverbanks and labyrinth of steps leading to the holy waters. Visitors encounter centuries-old traditions, finely honed craftworks and elaborate sacred temples.

Tourists and pilgrims invariably gravitate to the famous Vishwanath Temple, nicknamed the Golden Temple due to its gold-plated dome and tower, originally built in 1776 by Ahalya Bai of Indore to honour Shiva. Dashashwamedh Ghat is where to experience true local life in Varanasi, with hawkers selling everything from fresh flowers to embroidered textiles and boat excursions, culminating in an evening river worship ceremony with fire rituals, prayer and dancing. Skilled craftsmen offer world-renowned ivory carvings, sculptures and exotic perfumes, and the Mehrotra Silk Factory sells embroidered silk scarves, saris and bedding.

Walking is necessary to reach the ghats and the waterfront areas, and many walking tours offer expert guidance to hidden squares and hard-to-reach markets such as the Ayurvedic Herb Market. Auto- and cycle-rickshaw booths offer transportation near the Varanasi Junction train station. Standard taxis are harder to come by, due to the impracticality of driving in the city.

Varanasi is known as one of the oldest continuously occupied settlements on earth, dating to the 11th century BC. Hindu legend states Shiva himself Varanasi created the city as a home for the Pandava heroes of the Kurukshetra War, described in the Hindu epic narrative “Mahabharata”. Varanasi is considered one of seven holy cities that can offer “moksha” emancipation and release, particularly liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth, making it a desirable place to end one’s days on earth.

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Ganpati Guest House

Ganpati Guest House
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Varanasi, India
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Superb, 9.0
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Ganpati Guest House provides a unique setting when in Varanasi. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Taj Ganges Varanasi

Taj Ganges Varanasi
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Varanasi, India
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Very Good, 8.0
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Situated in Varanasi, this 5-star property is modern and elegant. It also offers free Wi-Fi, room service and an outdoor pool.

Hotel Alka Varanasi

Hotel Alka Varanasi
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Varanasi, India
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Good, 7.8
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Set in Varanasi, Hotel Alka Varanasi is a five-minute walk from Kashi Vishwanath Temple and features free Wi-Fi. It is also a five-minute stroll from Dashashwamedh Ghat, Vishalakshi Temple and the Gyanvapi Mosque, and is close to many of the area's popular attractions.

Radisson Hotel Varanasi

Radisson Hotel Varanasi
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Varanasi, India
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Very Good, 8.0
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Boasting a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool, Radisson Hotel Varanasi is situated in Varanasi and provides comfortable accommodation. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi.

Ramada Plaza JHV

Ramada Plaza JHV
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Varanasi, India
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Good, 7.8
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Boasting a Jacuzzi, a sauna and an outdoor pool, Ramada Plaza JHV is situated in Varanasi and provides modern accommodation. It is ideally located for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

Hotel Surya Varanasi

Hotel Surya Varanasi
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Varanasi, India
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Good, 7.8
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Hotel Surya Varanasi provides 3-star accommodation in Varanasi. It features a day spa, as well as a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool and an outdoor pool.

Hotel Buddha Varanasi

Hotel Buddha Varanasi
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Varanasi, India
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Good, 7.5
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Located in Varanasi, Buddha Hotel is within a 35-minute drive of Varanasi Airport and provides a rooftop terrace. It also offers 24-hour room service, an express check-in and check-out feature and valet parking.

Hotel Heritage Inn Varanasi

Hotel Heritage Inn Varanasi
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Varanasi, India
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Good, 7.3
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Hotel Heritage Inn Varanasi is located in Varanasi and provides free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

Shree Ganesha Palace

Shree Ganesha Palace
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Varanasi, India
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Shree Ganesha Palace provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Varanasi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Dwivedi Hotels Palace On Steps

Dwivedi Hotels Palace On Steps
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Varanasi, India
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6.8
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Recently refurbished, Dwivedi Hotels Palace On Steps provides luxury 3-star accommodation in Varanasi. Guests can also enjoy free internet throughout the property.

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