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Taj Ganges, VaranasiRs7,500
Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dasaswamedh ghat and Hanuman Ghat. Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Asi Ghat are ...
BrijRama Palace - A Heritage HotelRs10,164
Situated in the historical district, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from JVH Mall and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Bharat Mata. Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Dasaswamedh ...
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham JHV VaranasiRs4,699
Situated in Varanasi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Dasaswamedh ghat and Harishchandra Ghat. Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Asi Ghat are also within ...
Dwivedi Hotels Sri Omkar PalaceRs5,310
Hotel Ganges GrandRs2,550
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Seated upon the banks of the Ganges within the Uttar Pradesh State of India is the city of Varanasi, otherwise known as Benares or Banaras. As the holiest of the seven sacred cities, Varanasi has remained a prime cultural centre for thousands of years and is a centre of pilgrimage for thousands of people throughout the year. There are many temples, tombs, museums and more to be found scattered throughout the city and its surrounding vicinity. Here we’ll be taking you through the best Varanasi hotels and pointing out the top attractions of this mystifying city.
Varanasi hotels are of the highest quality, with a great deal of variety of facilities to be found. Most readily supply tours to the most prominent spiritual locations around this massive city. The city itself also has a broad range of town-bound attractions, with many religious hubs, cultural attractions, restaurants and galleries to be discovered.
Some of the best Varanasi hotels are found in the historical district. Varanasi hotels in the historical district typically supply a range of riverfront options, each supplying modern amenities, family-friendly facilities and even business and concierge services. The hotels here place you extremely close to numerous cultural and historical points of interest, including Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Tulsi Ghat.
Another great option for those looking for higher end hotels in Varanasi are the resorts, guesthouses and hotels in the heart of Varanasi. Here you will find great luxury hotels with full service spa facilities, hosted tours throughout the city, top class hospitality and varying pricing. Hotels in the heart of Varanasi place you close to the Vishwanatha Temple and other sacred sites, while also being in close proximity to excellent restaurants, cafes and nightlife.
The famous Vishwanatha Temple, otherwise known as the Kashi Vishwanath Temple or the Golden Temple, stands as a devotion to Lord Shiva and is bordered by the banks of the Holy river Ganga. It is one of the twelve holiest Shiva temples in India and has survived a great deal of strife, having been reconstructed numerous times throughout its history. The shrines found here are numerous and highly detailed, while the original holy well still stands as well. Be sure to visit this extremely holy place, which has been frequented by numerous saints over the years.
The Durga Temple is found in the nearby town of Aihole and is a massive medieval Hindu temple constructed by the Chalukyas in the late 7th century. The temple carries numerous devotional statues to both Vishnu and Shiva. The sculptures are intricate and the temple plan is oblong. It is designed to mimic the back of an elephant and is a truly unique form of Indian architecture that all travellers to Varanasi should visit.
Varanasi is famous for its unique and flavourful food. A great option for breakfast is Kachori Sabzi, serving up a lentil masala spicy potato mix which conjures an unbelievable taste. This is by far the most popular local breakfast. Another unique creation of the area is the Baati Chokha found from street food vendors. This wheat ball is stuffed with brinjals and potatoes spiced perfectly. Affordable and filling, it is well worth a try.
There are loads of places to shop in Varanasi. Head to either Chowk, Vishwanath Gali, Thatheri Bazar or Golghar for the finest silks, shawls, carpets and wall hangings. Varanasi is also famous for its brassware, stone work, beads, bangles and stones. The markets will keep you captivated all day long.
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