𝐃𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐥 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐬: Waking up and being able to walk down to the river as the city wakes up is a treat. Being close means you can enjoy this without having to navigate the traffic and narrow stone lanes. You can also enjoy the happenings of the ghat at night without leaving your home.
stay at the Alka Hotel at the Meer Ghat, which has a perfect location. You can walk to the Ganges in a few minutes, and see them as you eat breakfast and dinner. The burning ghats are 5 minutes to the north, the Dashashwamedh Ghat and the main Ganga Aarti ceremony are 5 minutes to the south. The most popular temple in the city is less than 10 minutes away too.
Do stay with other travelers at Wander Station. For budget travelers, this hostel is best to stay in.It has a spacious rooftop terrace to hang out with other backpackers. There is a decent cafe serving food on-site and it’s close to the Dasawamedh Ghat, which is centrally located. Do stay in a palace.
For luxury travelers, you can try the Taj Nadesar Palace. It’s a 20-minute drive to Varanasi on a property that is beautifully decorated with mango orchards and jasmine fields. It has hosted kings, queens, princes, princesses, and other royalty for years.