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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 06, 2016
Best shops/weavers to buy saris in Varanasi  (1 Answer)

Which is an authentic shop selling saris in Varanasi? I wish to buy cotton Banarsi saris that are handwoven.
Any other suggestions regarding travel in Varanasi by local members would be gratefully acknowledged. I am there for a wedding for just two days.
Thank you



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 04, 2016
best time to visit varanasi- with less crowds  (4 Answers)

I want to make a trip to Varanasi during the 15th to the 20th Of January 2017.This is a holiday period down south due to Pongal. Is it a good time to visit Varanasi.Will there be more than usual crowds during this period.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2016
Hotel in Varanasi?  (4 Answers)

TV friends
I would like to have some indications hotels or inns with a good cost / benefit in Varanasi, close to Gaths (will travel in November)
Thank you very much


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2016
What's the name of the ghat?  (5 Answers)

Namaste! Maybe somebody know, what's the name of this ghat?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2015
Guide in Varanasi  (2 Answers)

Hi, anyone who can recommend a gudie for 2 days in Varanasi? We planned to visit Varanasi 15-18 feb 2016. We will discover "all musts", temples, ghats, ganges and what so ever! The guide must speak good english. //Helena A


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2015
Rainy season in North India  (2 Answers)

I'll be in India in July and August. I'll visit places in Tamil Nadu, but was also thinking about going to the North...maybe Varanasi..or don't know yet : )

Has anybody been there around that time? What about the rain/ monsoon?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 25, 2015
smog, boats, income and junkets  (9 Answers)

Hello, I am going to India and plan to stay a couple of years, and decided that I would live in Varanasi. I have a couple of questions of course. 1. I heard its smoggy and indeed I went to google earth and Varanasi had a brown patch over it, is this the norm? 2.Does anyone live on boats and if so where is a good place to learn more? 3. I have a monthly income of about 70,000R is this enough for a mere existance lifestyle or can I afford a few luxuries on that. $. Since my visa gives me 10yrs but I have to exit every 6 months do the local expats have a system or a popular way to do this since I guess they have to also? Thank you for any info Pat


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 31, 2015
Tour guide  (1 Answer)

I shall be visiting Varanasi in March and would like to hire a guide to take me around and assist me with the boat rides. Can anyone recommend a decent guide that they have used recently? Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2014
Visiting Allahabad from Varanasi airport  (5 Answers)

If one desires to go Allahabad,whether Varanasi is the nearest air port or Lucknow (from New Delhi/Mumbai) ?
Whether there is any airport at Allahabad or helicopter services to Allahabad.If so,whether it is from - Varanasi or Lucknow and whether daily services are there or not ?
Whether cab are available from Varanasi airport to go to Allahabad by road. How much money normally they charg,,what is the distance between Varanasi airport to Allahabad city and travel time taken? Whether AC cabs are available?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2014
Teachers in Varanasi  (2 Answers)

Teachers recommended for hindi and buddhism in Varanasi.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 18, 2014
Budget stay 6 days  (3 Answers)

would like to bag pack travel and see
around places neat clean simple
affordable no frills room

Srini


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 01, 2013
flight kuala lumpur to varanasi india  (3 Answers)

advise on flights from kuala lumpur to Varanasi departing and arriving the same day.
Direct or with stops


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 25, 2013
Going there for the 1st time  (11 Answers)

Hey! Heading to varanasi soon for a few days. Please help me out with what all to see there,must visit places and things to do. Also mention places that are not common/famous but you know about it somehow.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 28, 2013
shops names  (1 Answer)

where can we get the latest dresses and sarees near vishwanadha temple street , varanasi..?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 23, 2013
When to visit Varanasi  (20 Answers)

I am looking at destinations close to Dubai which can be visited in a weekend over the summer months as I unfortunately have no more annual leave until September, and will go crazy staying in Dubai all that time.

I have found cheap and brilliantly timed flights to Varanasi and I have a couple of questions. Assuming that the weather is going to be hot and humid, when is the best time between May - August to visit? Does the monsoon cool things down at all, or just make it impossible to travel?

Any hotel recommendations also? None of the reviews are any good for any of the hotels, so is there a best of a bad lot? I don't have a budget and can stay 5 star if that is the best on offer.

Thanks for your help! Natalie


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 15, 2013
varanasi  (1 Answer)

how to go to bydhayanathem, gaya, varanasi to allhabad from vijayawada
how many days are required


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 23, 2012
Varanasi "Death Hostel"  (4 Answers)

Hello to everybody. I've heard of a "Death Hostel" in the Varanasi Ghat, where old people go to die. They accept only old mens that are there to die. I would like to have more infos about this place, if anyone has been and knows where it is located. I'm looking also for a picture of the Hostel, if possible.
Thanks for any help


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 29, 2012
Varanasi room or accommodation with Ganges view  (3 Answers)

Going to Varanasi end of March. Done some research and it appears as if Rashmi Guest House is well regarded. Upon an inquiry made they quoted me about125 per night (excl taxes). This seems expensive to me. I am looking for either a room or accommodation with meaningful views over the Ganges, even if only from the rooftop deck. Any suggestions, feedback?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 16, 2010
Delhi to Varanasi by bus via Lucknow  (4 Answers)

Hi again, anyone travelled from Delhi to Varanasi by bus -via Lucknow and any advice on which buses to take?Is it worth staying in Lucknow or passing thru is enough?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 16, 2010
Best budget/value for money accomodation  (3 Answers)

Hi,will be travelling to Varanasi next week.searching for hotels on the net and going thru the reviews-anyone been to GanpatiGuesthouse? Any advice on the rooms type-is there any difference for eg between 1200 and 800 INR rooms? and which hotel is better Alka,Ganpati guesthouse or Haifa?Is Haifa within walking distance to the main ghats?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2010
Night Train Varanasi to Delhi  (13 Answers)

I am hoping to travel back to Delhi from Varanasi on the overnight train but have heard some scary stories! Can anyone give me advice on train times and travel tips on staying safe on the train. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2010
bazaltar  (3 Answers)

Hi !

Please help me !
How I can buy ticket for flight Varanasi - Katmandu (03.2010)?
Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2009
Camera in the Ganges...

Hello,

My camera took a dip on the Ganges river and I need to get a new digital camera quick - going to Agra soon!!
Does anyone know of camera shop or electrical store in the area? Would be so much appricated. I'm looking to spend about 200 Euros on a good camera.

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 15, 2009
getting from varanasi to kathmandu  (3 Answers)

Hi I am going to varanasi in jan 10 and would like to hear about anyones experiances getting to kathmandu from varanasi by bus or plane


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 11, 2009
Hostel or Backpaker in Varanasi?  (4 Answers)

Hello,

I'll be on Monday in Varanasi and I am looking for Hostel or Backpaker do you know any place to stay for two days?

by the way, any tips about Varanasi to see in two days we are thinking to go Sarnath and Bodh Gaya how can i get this place? maybe we stay one day in Bodh Gaya

Thank you so much in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 03, 2009
house or flat to lease/rent in Varanasi?  (2 Answers)

My family and some of our friends are traveling to Varanasi in Jan 2011 and plan to be there 6 mos- 1 yr. We are attending schooling while there, and need to rent or lease a house or flat. There will be 5 adults and 2 children total in our group, so the place must be large enough for all of us. Does anyone know a good secure resource online to begin looking at rentals so we can budget pricing? Our ultimate plan is to just look online prior to visiting to ensure we can afford to lease a place large enough, and then actually sign a lease once we arrive and have had time to look in person.
Help in this area would be greatly appreciated!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 19, 2009
Varanasi  (3 Answers)

i want all train detail on varanasi route.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 25, 2009
Malaria pills???  (4 Answers)

I am traveling from Delhi to Jaipur to Agra to Varanasi in mid march for 12 days. Do I need to take anti-malaria pills? Thanks for your help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2009
Sita or Alka Guesthouse or maybe another one?  (2 Answers)

Hello,
I'm looking for a hotel near ghat, I've read many reviews about many hotels close to Ganges and I think the best are Sita and Alka. Which one is better, do you have maybe another suggestions. Thanks for any answers.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 20, 2008
How long does it take to walk from the first to the last Varanasi Ghat?  (2 Answers)

Hello,

I am thinking of walking from Asi Ghat to Gau Ghat. Have you ever walked this distance? How many km's is the walk and how much time do you think it will take?

Thanks in advance,

Michael



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