Often referred to as ‘Benaras’ (or ‘Banaras’), Varanasi is the holiest city in India and rests on the banks of the River Ganges. One of the prominent religious hubs in the northern part of the country, Hindus believe that spending last days here would lead to salvation. Well-known around the world for its ghats (where rituals are performed), Varanasi is home to one of the biggest residential universities (Banaras Hindu University). Varanasi is also famous as a music and education hub and is said to be the birthplace of Hindustani classical music. The economy of Varanasi thrives on industries such as silk-weaving, metal manufacturing, and tourism. The weather conditions in Varanasi are said to follow the humid, subtropical pattern, with dry summers and cold winters. In terms of getting to Varanasi, one can utilize 3 different modes of transport: road (NH 19, NH 28, NH 31), rail (Varanasi Junction), and air (Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport). Being a city that families often travel to, there are several family hotels in Varanasi to choose from. When you book your stay at a Treebo property, you are assured of some of the best rooms in Varanasi for family. The facilities provided by family hotels include a recreation area (where children can spend their time playing outdoor/indoor games), a restaurant (or two) offering kid-sized meals, have child-friendly ambiances and offer complimentary food and beverages for children under a certain age, and the provision of cot/cradle (in rooms) for toddlers. A swimming pool, with a coach and a distinct shallow area, is also available at certain luxury family hotels. The staff also arrange kid-friendly events/activities to keep them occupied during their stay. Varanasi boasts a multitude of places-to-visit such as Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dhamek Stupa, Manikarnika Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Ramnagar Fort, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Chaukhandi Stupa, Sarnath Museum, Gyanvapi Mosque, Durga Mandir, Golden Temple, Deer Park, Nepali Mandir, and Panchganga Ghat. Restaurants in Varanasi where you can dine to your heart’s content include Varanasi Cafe & Bakery, The Keshari Restaurant, Canton Royale Restaurant, Spicy Bites, Ganpati Restaurant, Kerala Cafe, Niyati Restaurant, Bona Restaurant, and Dosa Cafe. If you love shopping, head to malls such as JHV Mall, IP Mall Sigra, IP Vijaya Mall, or PDR Mall.
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