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VaranasiAlso known as the Cultural site featuring India, situated at eastern U.P., on the banks of river Ganges, it is one of the oldest and holiest cities of India. Varanasi is also called 'Kashi - the city of spiritual light'. From time immemorial Varanasi has been the centre of education, religion, art & culture. Thje city is marked by various temples, ghats, narow by lanes & Ashrams. It's an important centre for learning with the renowned 'Benaras Hindu University' - a premier institution. The city is also an important centre for silk weaving and Banarasi silk brocades sarees and carpets are cherished as collectors' item across the world. A wide range of brass, copper & silver articrafts and perfumeries can be seen here. Another speciality of Varanasi is bettle or pan famous as 'banarasi pan'. Pan lovers enjoy this special pan available only in this city ranging between Rs. 2/- to Rs. 200/- each.

The ghats of Varanasi are a major attraction. Thousands come here for a holy dip in the Ganges and to worship in the temples beside the ghat. The Asighat, Barnasangam ghat, Manikarnika ghat, Tulsi ghat, Harishchandra and Dasaswamedh ghat, Kedar ghat, Siva ghat, Ram ghat, Panchya Ganga ghat etc. has a particular significance.

The Kashi Viswanath temple or the Golden temple was built in 1776 by Rani Ahilyabai of Indore. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. The gold of about 800 kgs on the towers was donated by Mahaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore. The temple gyan kapor and its drinking water lead to gain of spiritual insight. Durga temple was built in the 8th century, in the Indian Nagesh style. Tulsi Manas temple, close to the Durga temple, was built in 1964. It is dedicated to lord Rama and both the temples are built in the Shikhara style. The walls are engraved with verses and scenes from the epic 'Ramcharit manas'. One of the other watchable - Ram Nagar Fort is situated 2 kms from Benaras Hindu University, across the Ganges. A section of this fort consists of a museum, which displays the royalty which was one part of the kingdom.

Benaras Hindu University is the largest and oldest University in northern India and was established by Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya in 1970. It is a centre for education and Indian art, culture, music philosophy and Sanskrit. This city lines on the northern railway as is well connected to the rest of the country. Mughal Sarai, 12 kms away from Varanasi is another important plae / railhead.

Ghats of Varanasi
Varanasi or Kashi is older than traditions. Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity. Ghats of Ganga are perhaps the holiest spots of Varanasi. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the place to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins.

There are number of temples on the bank of the Ganga river in Varanasi. It is believed that people are cleansed physically, mentally and spiritually at Ganga Ghats. It is at the Ganga Ghats where we see life and death together. For thousands of years people have been thronging these Ghats to offer their morning prayers to the rising sun. There are more than 100 ghats along side Ganga in Varanasi. Some of the prominent and popular Ghats at Varanasi are the Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat, Kabir Ghat and Assi Ghat.

Temples and other watchables:
Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Gyanvapi Mosque:
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple has earned the name of Golden Temple due to the gold plating done using one ton of gold donated by Maharaja Ranjit Singh on its 15.5-m high spire. Invaders destroyed the original temple and Rani Ahilyabai of Indore rebuilt it only in in 1776. Again, the fanatic Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb destroyed the Vishvanath temple to replace it with the Gaynvapi Mosque. However, one can still see the remnants of the temple in the intricate and fine artwork of the western wall of the mosque. Today, the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and the Gyanvapi mosque lie adjacent to each other.

St. Mary's Church:
Situated in the cantonment area of Varanasi, the architectural peculiarity that distinguishes St. Mary's Church from others are its louvered doors and hooded ventilation. It has a low tower, spire and projecting portico. The church looks beautiful with its plain timber canopy protecting the rectangular fanlight above each doorway and also impresses a major architectural impact.

Durga Temple:
The 8th century Durga temple is built in Nagara Style and is one of the most important temples of the city. The 'shikhara' of the temple consists of several small spires layered one on top of the other.

Bharat Mata Temple:
Dedicated to Mother India, it is situated in Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth. It was built by Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936. The statue marble of Mother India shows undivided India with mountains, plains and oceans in exact proportions.

Tulsi Manas Temple:
Dedicated to Lord Rama, this temple is said to be built on the site where Goswami Tulsidas wrote the epic 'Ramacharitramanas'. It was built in 1964 by a philanthropist family.

Nepali Temple:
Built in Nepali style by the King of Nepal on Lalita Ghat, it is also known as the Kathwala temple because of the magnificent woodwork. Tourist attraction for visitors from all over the world, it is said to be incomparable to any other temple in India. It is said that the workers and the wood was imported from Nepal to build this temple and the its specialty is that termites do not eat the wood used to construct it.

How to Reach
Varanasi is easily accessible from all parts of the country. The place is well connected by road, rail and air, the City offers convenient and comfortable travelling options to and from other cities of India. TOURIST OFFICE Regional Tourist Office/ Tourist Bunglow , Parade Kothi , Opposite Railway Station Phone : (542) 2208413, 2206638

Varanasi is well connected and accessible to major Indian cities and tourist spots. There are daily domestic flights to and from Varanasi to several cities in India. Apart from the state owned Indian Airlines, there are many private air taxi operators that offer their services from Varanasi to other Indian cities. In fact, the daily flights on Delhi-Agra-Khajuraho-Varanasi route are quite popular among the tourists.

By Rail
Since Varanasi lies in the heartland of the North Indian plains, it is well connected to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and other parts of India. There are two railway stations in Varanasi, the Kashi Junction and the Varanasi Junction (also known as Varanasi Cantonment). Rajdhani Express from Delhi or from Calcutta passes through Varanasi too. One can also catch trains from Mughalsarai, just 10 km south of Varanasi.

By Road
Situated in the flat Ganga plains, Varanasi has a good network of roads. frequent public and private buses and road transport to all the major towns of Uttar Pradesh and nearby areas.

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Varanasi Accommodation
Resort Tree Fern, Lolegaon
Hotel Ganges, Varanasi

Hotel Ganges is a budget hotel, situated at Dashawamedh Road, Varanashi at a distance of just one minute from Vishwanath Temple and at a mere distance of two minutes from dashawamedh Ghat. The rooms are with attached Bath with 24 hours running water, Colour Television and with/without Air Cooler (for Non AC Rooms).

Non A/c Double Bed - 600/-
Non A/c Double Bed Dlx 700/-
Triple Bed Room 800/-
Non A/c 4 Bed 900/-
Non A/c 6 Bed 1200/-
A/c Double Dlx 1400/-
Extra Charges Rs.100/- for Extra person

10% service charge on total bill amount.

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Laliguras Hotel, Lolegaon
Anami Lodge, Varanasi
Anami Lodge is located at Assi Ghat, Varanasi on the Bank of River Ganges with a unique view of Sunrise from almost all the rooms, The roof offers an excellent view of river Ganges. The Rooms are attached Bath with 24 hrs water supply, Colour TV and with/without Air Cooler (for non AC rooms)

Non A/c  Double Bed   700/
Non A/c  Triple Bed   900/
A/c  Double Bed   1200/
Extra Charges Rs.150/- for Extra person

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Kaafal Guest House, Lolegaon
Hotel Aditya Inn, Varanasi
Aditya Inn is conveniently located minutes away from city's leading shopping malls and within easy access to the main banking and commercial area. It is within walking distance of the Railway & Bus Station.

Non A/c  Double Bed:   800/-
Non A/c  Deluxe Double Bed:   990/- & 1200/-
A/c  Single  Bed :  800/-
A/c  Double Bed :   1200/-
Non A/c  Triple Bed ;  1200/-
A/c  Triple Bed ;  1400/-
Non A/c  Four Bed ;  1400/-
A/c  Four Bed ;  1800/-

Extra Charges Rs.150/- for Extra person

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Hotel Temple on Ganges, Varanasi Hotel Temple on Ganges, Varanasi Hotel Temple on Ganges, Varanasi
Hotel Temple on Ganges, Varanasi    

Hotel Temple at Ganges is located at Assi Ghat-Varanasi and derives its name 'asi' from this Ghat. The hotel has a peaceful environment and hence is in tune with The holy ganges. Within the Heartbeat of the city, but far from madding the crowd.

The hotel provides a homey atmosphere & hospitable environment to our guests.

5 km for away from VARANASI-Railway Station
17 km from MUGHALSARAI Railway Station
22 km from Babatpur Airport
Right side of Assi Ghat

Walking distance from the Hotel : -
Banaras Hindu University
Kashi Vishwnath Temple
Dashaswamedh Ghat (MainGhat)
Manikarnika Ghat (Cremation Ghat)
Monkey Temple
Tulsi Manas Temple

Hotel Temple on Ganges is highly recommended by many well known International Guide Books like-
India Handbook
Let's Go
India Club Guide
India Nepal
Le Guide du Routard
Japanese Guide Book

Tariffs are:-  
Single Bed Room (Non A.C.) : 350/- to 750/- INR
Double Bed Room (Non A.C.) : 550/- to Rs 1000/-INR
A.C. Single / Double Standered : 1500/- INR
A.C. Single / Double Deluxe : 3000/- INR
A.C. Single / Double Standered Deluxe : 3500/- INR
A.C. Single / Double Super Deluxe : 4000/- INR
Extra Bed Non A.C. 200/-INR
Extra Bed A.C. Standered 300/-INR
Extra Bed Deluxe 500/-INR
Extra Bed Super Deluxe 500/-INR
15 % Luxuray Tax Exclusive
Breakfast (Per Pax) : 250/- INR
Lunch / Dinner (Per Pax ) : 350/- INR

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Neora Valley Resort, Rishop
Neora Valley Resort, Rishop
Neora Valley Resort is one of the best and comfortable stay in Rishop. All rooms with a view of Kanchenjunga and several other peaks.Wooden furnished Cottages and five beautiful duplex rooms with attached bath, geyser, CTV and in house restaurant , wide lawn with garden. The deep silent forest of Pine, Birch, Fir and Orchids with soothing path following the chirps of birds & the view of blue sky.

2 Double bed Cottage: Rs.1000/-
3 Duplex Cottage:Rs. 1125/-
4 Duplex Cottages: Rs.1600/-
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Kanchanview Tourist Lodge
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Kanchan View Tourist Lodge is located in the Top most Ridge of Rishop with 180 degree full view of snow capped mountain peaks from Nathula to Kumbhakarna including Kanchanjungha from it’s wide lawn and balconies of every room.

Wooden furnished double bed rooms and triple bed cottage with balconies, travel desk, & in house  restaurant & garden.

Double bed Room Rs.1100/-
Triple bed cottage Rs 1400/-
Extra cot – Rs 200/-

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Rishyap Tourist Centre, Rishop
Rishyap Tourist Centre, Rishop
Sunakhari Retreat, Green Valley Resort and Rishyap Tourist Centre , are situated at the topmost position at Rishop in a natural atmosphere and with Kanchenjungha view. All rooms are wooden furnished with attached western toilet, floor carpet, CTV, Garden, Lawn Restaurant, Hot Water Supply. Special Attraction: 180° view of Mt. Kanchenjungha & Himalayn Range from Resort.


Deluxe Double - 950/-
Super Deluxe Double - 1000/-, 1100/-
Deluxe Tripple - 1000/-
Super Deluxe Tripple Bedded Room with Balcony @1200/-
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Hotel Snow View, Rishop
Hotel Snow View is a budget hotel with excellent surroundings all over in Rishop

Wooden furnished triple bed rooms, a few with balconies, travel desk, & in house  restaurant .


1st Floor Rs.1000/-
2nd Floor- 1200/-

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Suntec Resort is a budget hotel with excellent surroundings all over in Rishop. Wooden furnished 4 no.s triple bed rooms, a few with balconies, travel desk, & in house  restaurant .


Cottage(2X2BED,2X3BED) &4Room annexed behind SUNTEC
Double Bed Rooms: Rs.1000/-
Triple Bed Rooms: Rs.1100/-

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Hotel Sonar Bangla is situated on the parallel hill top of Hotel Kanchanview at Rishop. With a excellent openings in the front with magnificent Kanchanjhengha standing tall, Sonal Bangla offers great view of the mountains and valley with its 6 rooms.

1st Floor- 1200/-
2nd Floor- 1400/-

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