Guide for booking hotels in Varanasi:
Varanasi, also known as Kashi or Banaras, is "The Spiritual Capital of India". This old city has a long history of pilgrimage and tourism, and its range of stay options has developed to a high degree to meet the vast demand of tourists from across India and further afield. For first-time visitors, perhaps the most interesting and atmospheric place to stay can be found in the area surrounding Kashi Vishwanath Temple. You can find an eclectic blend of simple hotels and guesthouses all the way from this point up to the main train station. The hotels offer comfortable rooms with good amenities and are excellent choices for budget travellers. Plus, there are many backpacker hostels in Assi Ghat and Godowlia, a 15-minute walk from the temple. Near Varanasi Cantt sit the most luxurious of the city's stay options, with views of the tributary and a variety of high-end facilities.