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Varanasi Accommodation and travel times

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Varanasi Accommodation and travel times

Thinking of visiting Varanasi for a two nighter from Delhi. Cant decide whether to stay on or near the ghats (what 4 star choices with views are there and what is access to ghat hotels like) ? ie, do we need to drag suitcases through dirty narrow streets, or is boat access better etc?

If we choose to stay in Cantonment for hotels - how long does it take to travel to the ghats for say the sunrise or sunset boat tour?

Im also freaking out about getting sick here - knowing the Ganges is infested with e coli - how dangerous is it to get splashed by the water, touch the boat, have bacteria on your shoes, luggage etc I really want to see the unique spectacle of Varanasi but wonder if it will be a guaranteed dysentery sentence?

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1. Re: Varanasi Accommodation and travel times

Hi,

Personally I prefer to stay in Cantt Area and commute the distance to the ghats by an auto rickshaw. The journey in the morning hours takes not more than 20 minutes however evening it may take a little longer.

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2. Re: Varanasi Accommodation and travel times

Hi nessofoz.

As in the above post Cantt Area is preferable and ghats are very near to that place and just take a rickshaw to go for ghats and evening its little a bit crowd will take more then morning time.

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3. Re: Varanasi Accommodation and travel times

It is absolutely safe to visit Varanasi and even doing boating on river Ganges. You just have to make sure, your are on a clean boat and walk around clear area. Most of the streets and sightseeing destinations are clean and safe to walk.

Beside, these two times boat ride, we would recommend guided walking into old lanes of Varanasi.

Further, there are some good places to stay near to Ghats such as, River Ganges View Hote, Palace on Ganges Hotel etc located on Assi Ghat. Vehicles can go up to this places and you dont have to carry your luggage to any distance.

Have nice trip to Varanasi.

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