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Taj Ganges, Varanasi
5 out of 5
Nadesar Palace Grounds, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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The price is $67 per night
6.09 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (221 reviews)

"Nitesh at Bar Ajay and Navneet at restaurant Candana at front desk Sahmim Shakear Mamata at travell Assistence Shambhu as Guide finely Bharat at Security had done excellent job. All so floor manger and staff had done extra ordinary job. Love stay at Taj"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Taj Ganges, Varanasi
Taj Nadesar Palace,Varanasi
5 out of 5
Nadesar Palace Grounds, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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6.22 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)

"Excellent service. Relaxing, beautiful property. Excellent food. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Taj Nadesar Palace,Varanasi
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham JHV Varanasi
5 out of 5
The Mall, Cantonment, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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The price is $55 per night
5.79 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (197 reviews)

"Generally comfortable, modern room though the bathroom showed evidence of prior life. It was a little shabby but perfectly functioning - nice hot showers, etc. and useful clothesline in tub. Breakfast options very good and room service menu and delivery were fine."…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2020

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham JHV Varanasi
Hotel Surya
3.5 out of 5
S-20/51 A-5, The Mall Road, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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5.68 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (115 reviews)

"Best food in town Clean and nice hotel Friendly staff Great location"…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Hotel Surya
Dwivedi Hotels Sri Omkar Palace
3 out of 5
D21/10 Chausatthi Ghat, Near Dashaswamedh Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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The price is $70 per night
8.6 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (46 reviews)

"Close to the Ghart. Very clean and great food and service. Highly recommend to all."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dwivedi Hotels Sri Omkar Palace
Hotel Alka
3 out of 5
D3/23, Meer Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The price is $10 per night
8.53 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (152 reviews)

"Pros - close to ghat, decent rooms, good service. Cons - cars cannot come to the hotel as they do not allow in this area so you have to walk quite a distance to get in or out which is not easy if you have lot of luggage or mobiiity issues."…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Hotel Alka
Radisson Hotel Varanasi
4.5 out of 5
The Mall Cantonment, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The price is $67 per night
5.79 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (127 reviews)

"Very friendly staff. Rooms clean and quiet. Great place to stay..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Radisson Hotel Varanasi
Amritara Suryauday Haveli
3 out of 5
B-4/25, Shivala Ghat, Nepali Kothi, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The price is $112 per night
8.84 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (80 reviews)

"Very nice hotel, facilities and location. Staff wonderful. Unfortunately they did not have a morning yoga session as promised so another hour in bed would have been nice."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Amritara Suryauday Haveli
Rahul Guest House
2 out of 5
N1/15 D-10 Gangotri Vihar, Nagwa, Lanka, ( Near - Ravidas Park ), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The price is $13 per night
9.78 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (25 reviews)

"The staff went above the call of duty. My group arrive late in the evening after a long day of traveling. We inquired about the potential of food and the staff quickly re-opened the kitchen and cooked a complete dinner meal for my group. Great people!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

Rahul Guest House
Hotel Tridev
3.5 out of 5
K44/34 Kalbhairo Crossing, Visheswer Ganj, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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The price is $66 per night
8.34 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (97 reviews)
Good hotel to stay in Banares Banares very centra

"Very good stay. Hotel is very close to the visiting places. Front desk staff is very nice and helpful City guide provided by hotel was amazing person very helpful and knowledgeable only negative thing is traffic in the city and road conditions"…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

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Visiting Varanasi

Budget-minded travelers will find good deals in Varanasi, and many visitors are sure to appreciate the temples and riverfront. Tourists can also enjoy the city's monuments and archaeological sites.

  • There are 154 hotels and other accommodations in Varanasi
  • The closest major airport is in Varanasi (VNS-Babatpur), 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Varanasi

The city is notable for its temples and landmarks like Bharat Mata, Dharmarajika Stupa, and Mulagandha Kuti Vihara Monastery. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are JVH Mall and Sarlath Museum.

In Varanasi, you'll be able to select from 154 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • BrijRama Palace - A Heritage Hotel - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and central location.
  • Hotel Tridev - Our customers like the dining options and clean, comfortable rooms at this hotel. With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and free valet parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Rivatas - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 2 restaurants, along with comfortable bedding. Expedia customers like its breakfast and overall value.

Getting Around Varanasi

If you want to venture outside of the area, hop on a train at Varanasi Junction Station. Varanasi may not have many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Varanasi

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 100°F and the nighttime average to be 55°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 107°F during the day and 71°F at night
  • July through September averages 97°F during the day and 76°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 96°F during the day and 56°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Varanasi is 1.26 inches
  • Hottest months are usually May and April with an average temperature of 104°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 56°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Varanasi?
Safarnama Varanasi is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 6-minute walk from Dasaswamedh ghat. Traveler reviews also recommend Radisson Hotel Varanasi and Hotel Varanasi Inn as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Varanasi, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the best deals in Varanasi.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Varanasi?
For additional details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Varanasi, click here.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Varanasi?
Based on reviews, Hotel Buddha is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Hotel Varuna and Taj Ganges, Varanasi.
What's the best place to stay in Sigra?
Based on our traveler data, Treebo Trend Janki International is one of the top choices for your stay in Sigra. This 3-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Other good choices for your stay in the neighborhood include Castillo and OYO 1294 Hotel Padmini International.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Varanasi?
Divine Destination is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other options to stay with the kids include Hotel Divya and Taj Nadesar Palace,Varanasi.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic getaway to Varanasi?
Hotel Divya is a favorite hotel for couples, and features a restaurant and spa services. Other good options for a romantic stay include Hotel Surya and Hotel Vibhav Harsh.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Varanasi?
Gupta Inn is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and memory foam beds for its human guests. Other good options to stay with your pet include Hotel Surya and Hotel Varuna.
What's the best hotel to stay close to Kashi Vishwanath Temple?
Adjacent to Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Guleria Kothi is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4.5-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and free WiFi. Other good options within a short distance include Hotel Alka and BrijRama Palace - A Heritage Hotel.
What about the best place to stay near Dasaswamedh ghat?
One of the top choices for your stay is Hotel Alka, located next to Dasaswamedh ghat, and this 3-star hotel offers a full-service spa and a restaurant. BrijRama Palace - A Heritage Hotel and Dwivedi Hotels Sri Omkar Palace are a couple of other good and close options.
What's the best luxury accommodation in Varanasi?
Taj Nadesar Palace,Varanasi is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Ramada Plaza by Wyndham JHV Varanasi and Radisson Hotel Varanasi are two other upscale options for your vacation.
Where is the best area of Varanasi for sightseeing?
Lanka is one of the best areas of the city for sightseeing so enjoy the local sights like Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple while you’re exploring the neighborhood.

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