Sitting on the banks on the Ganges, Varanasi is India’s spiritual capital and one among the seven holiest cities for the Hindus. Dating back to the 11th Century BC, Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities and is today a bustling metropolis filled with tourists and pilgrims. Although the devotional focus of the city is the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the name Varanasi invokes imagery of thousands of pilgrims at the ghats on the banks of the Ganges performing religious ablutions. The best time to visit Varanasi is between the months of October and March when the temperatures are tolerable and is a good time for sightseeing. Being flooded with pilgrims and tourists there is an abundance of hotels in Varanasi suited for all travellers. Resorts, home stays and serviced apartments are available in a wide range of comfort and prices. Resorts can be pricey in the peak seasons but offer luxurious amenities while the home stays offer just the basics at low prices. Book hotels in Varanasi online and have them ready to move in as you arrive.
Treebo Varanasi Hotels are available at affordable prices and provide premium amenities and hotel services to make your stay hassle free. Set at prime locations, you get easy and fast access to important destinations in the city making them ideal for both business and leisure travelers. What truly sets Treebo apart are the highly affordable prices that are a steal for the services provided. The prices range from INR 999 to INR 2849. The hotels provide amenities such as air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms and Treebo toiletries, LCD Tv with cable/DTH connection, fridge, guest laundry, room service, parking, complimentary WiFi and breakfast. There’s also a restaurant on premises for fine dining and a travel desk with all the information you need. The Treebo Prakash Palace is a fine example for budget hotels in Varanasi. Available through Varanasi hotel booking, this hotel is located in a residential neighborhood that is within 4km of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and the Assi Ghat. The airport is 27km away and the railway station and bus stand are both within 6.6km. The hotel is also 500m away from the Lanka Road market where you can shop for everything that is famous in Varanasi. Making it one of the best budget hotels in Varanasi is its strategic location at just the right distance from everything.
Of all the hundreds of temples in the city the Vishwanath Temple is the most famous where pilgrims throng to get a glimpse of the lingam. The Ghats are the prominent feature along the river banks with the famous ones being the Manikarnika Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat and Assi Ghat. The New Vishwanath Temple is open to all people irrespective of their religion and a fine place to visit. The Ramnagar Fort and Museum, a 17th-century old palace and fort, is a beautiful place on the eastern bank of the Ganges. The museum houses exhibits of vintage cars, old weaponry and an astrological clock. There’s plenty of local cuisines to try out such as puri subzi, kachoris, jilebeis and other milk-based sweets such as thandai. Some of the local places to try are Baati Chokha, Deena Chaat Bhandar, Vishwanath Gali and Brown Bread Bakery. Varanasi is home to some exquisite silk, hand-knotted carpets, shawls and more. You can also stop over to pick up gift items and suveniors in shopping hotspots such as Chowk, Vishwanath Gali and Thatheri Bazar.