Palace on Steps

Address: D - 21/11, Rana Mahal Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221001, India | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on D - 21/11, Rana Mahal Ghat, Varanasi, is near Dasaswamedh Ghat, Banaras Ghats, Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath), and Asi Ghat.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsPalace on Steps Varanasi

          Reviewed by rolandandlizzie

          Cheap but not nice

          Reviewed Feb 12, 2016
          by (8 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          not a great place but for £5 a night you can't really complain. They were very helpful when organising transport and making suggestions for things to do in the area. Not so great at recommending restaurants.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          TripAdvisor Reviews Palace on Steps Varanasi

          3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

          Travel Blogs from Varanasi

          Day of of the Dead

          A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie on Feb 12, 2016

          60 photos

          Varanasi is set on the Ganges and is considered one of the most important places in the Hindu religion. The river itself is known as 'mother ganga'. The whole city is dedicated to the god Shiva, 'the destroyer'. The idea is to destroy in order to recreate (Hindus believe in reincarnation). While we have been in India I have loved learning more …

          Manikarnika Ghat

          A travel blog entry by lilyfesler on Jul 02, 2015

          4 comments, 4 photos

          ... is what he told me: When people die in India, many families bring the dead to Varanasi for their cremation. The bodies are dressed up in their finest, then the men of the families bring them down to the Ganges and push them to the bottom of the river for a final cleansing. The bodies are left out to dry for an hour, then placed on their own wooden pyre. There's an "eternal fire" that burns at the top of the ghat (they say it's been burning continuously ...

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          A travel blog entry by samcohon on Feb 25, 2015

          3 comments, 12 photos

          ... next, and it is a large island of peace, order, and tranquility in the messy river of chaos that is Varanasi and its surrounding areas. The modern Buddhist temple is pretty but not distinguished, but the scope of the ruin, and the quite lovely and very large gardens and park that surround it are very beautiful and somehow tranquil. There is a giant stupa, a cone-shaped ruined structure, that monks and others circumambulate, and the archeological site includes ...

          The Holiest and Dirtiest City in India

          A travel blog entry by dbworld2see on Feb 09, 2015

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          ... before had been packed with people were nearly empty and our driver who had given our horn a pretty good workout didn’t have to beep more than a couple times. It was almost eerie how quiet it was but then again not many people are usually out and about before the sun rises so we shouldn’t have been that surprised. The ghat that was a hubbub of activity the night before we pretty quiet that morning as well, although there were more people the closer we ...

          City of Death

          A travel blog entry by domandkatey on Jan 14, 2015

          54 photos

          ... and we were really grateful for him. He showed us many hidden sights and taught us a lot about Buddha and his life.

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          Traveler Photos Palace on Steps Varanasi

          The ghat below our hotel
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          Arriving in Varanasi
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          Bhramin prayer ceremony
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          Varanasi, India
          The Aarti ceremony
          Varanasi, India
          Aarti ceremony
          Varanasi, India