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?