Varanasi City DescriptionsVaranasi -- Varanasi, considered as the holiest of Hindu cities, and an important seat of learning in India, is in the North Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. Picturesquely situated on the crescent shaped left bank of the holy river Ganges, Varanasi is said to be a compound of the names of two streams, the Varuna and the Assi, which still flow in the north and south of the city respectively. This name seems to have been corrupted, in medieval times to Banaras, which was in use till May 24, 1956 when it was changed to Varanasi, by an order of the Government of India. Varanasi is probably one of the most ancient living cities in India. From time immemorial it has been a great religious center for Hindus and one of their most sacred places of pilgrimage, being visited by millions of people every year.

The places worth visiting in the city of Varanasi are the several ghats that dot the riverside, and the hundreds of temples that form part of the old city of Varanasi.

Getting to Varanasi

  • By Air – Varanasi is connected by regular flights to Delhi, Khajuraho, Mumbai and Kathmandu
  • By Rail - Varanasi is connected by superfast trains to Delhi and Agra.

Best Places to Stay in Varanasi

Hindustan InternationaLmake a booking

The Hotel Hindustan International is situated in the heart of Maldahiya's city center.  It is in close proximity to all the places of tourist interest, religious spots and shopping malls.  Leisure facilities here includes a Swimming pool, Health Club etc.

Radisson, Varanasi Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

The Radisson Hotel Varanasi is conveniently located in the heart of the main business district.  The Hotel has 116 fabulous rooms including Superior Rooms, Club Rooms and Suites. All accommodations are centrally air-conditioned with modern conveniences such as a mini-bar, tea and coffee maker, electronic safe, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, telephone system with voicemail and free Wi-Fi.  Leisure facilities here include a swimming pool, Spa and fitness centre.

Taj Gateway, Varanasi Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

The Taj Ganges Hotel is a modern first class hotel that is centrally located on the Raja Bazar Road at Nadesar Palace Grounds. Set amidst 40 acres of beautiful greenery, the hotel is an oasis in this bustling temple town. The hotel offers many modern facilities including several meeting rooms and gardens for outdoor functions. All of the guest rooms are elegantly appointed with central air conditioning, direct dial telephone, colour satellite television and tea/coffe maker. All rooms are WiFi enabled. There is a coffee shop with an attached bar with a large selection of wines and liquor with a restaurant that serves Indian cuisine. The hotel also has swimming pool, fitness centre, travel desk, car rental, shopping, currency exchange and tennis courts. Babatpur Airport VNS 21 km

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