Taj Ganges, Varanasi
Varanasi, Delhi and the North, India
At a Glance
The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi is great value for money
The hotel has plenty of facilities for guests to make use of
The property is set in a peaceful area of Varanasi
There is a sizeable pool set amongst an expanse of gardens
The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi shares the same impressive grounds as Taj Nadesar Palace
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Due to temperatures and precipitation, Delhi and much of northern India can be an extreme place to visit during certain months of the year. The hottest months of the year are May and June, during which time temperatures can get up to 40°C. The coldest months are from December until February whilst the monsoon season is from the end of May through to August. During this time although the the temperature cools, the humidity is very high, and rainstorms are frequent. It is not advised to visit during these months. The best season to visit is between October and March when the weather is pleasant and very cool, making it great for sightseeing.
To start planning your holiday to Taj Ganges, Varanasi
The Taj Ganges Varanasi offers a sense of tranquillity and greenery against the backdrop of one of the most vivid and dramatic cities in India. The Gateway Hotel Ganges is set in 40 acres of lush gardens set a little away from the Chowk.
The Taj Ganges is set amidst 40 acres of lush green gardens, a haven of peace and tranquility in the crowded and ancient temple city of Varanasi. The hotel is only 6kms away from the city centre and the commercial hub. Varanasi, situated on the left west bank of the River Ganga, has been a cultural and religious centre in northern India for several thousand years and is held in high regard by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.
The hotel has 130 rooms and suites, and are all tastefully furnished to a high standard with views of the gardens or swimming pool. Opt for a suite for extra space with city views.
There are two dining options at the hotel; an international restaurant called Chowk that serves a variety of cuisine and an Indian speciality restaurant Varuna. Guests can also enjoy the swimming pool, tennis court and a children’s activity centre as well a colonial themed bar. The hotel has wonderful gardens to walk around in, perfect for unwinding after a day's sightseeing.
Taj Ganges, Varanasi offers 130 rooms and suites. Rooms either have views of the city or overlook the swimming pool.
Children are very welcome to come and stay at The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi. There is a Children’s activity centre at the hotel which is great for keeping the small ones entertained.
Facilities at The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi include two restaurants, a bar, health club, badminton court, large swimming pool and tennis court.
Gad is a modern coffee shop and bar which serves a wide range of Indian, Panasian and cotinental dishes. Varuna is a fine dining restaurant which offers authentic Indian cuisine. Prinsep bar offers a world-class selection of wines and cocktails.
The hotel provides a wealth of on site activities including tennis, yoga, badminton, table tennis, swimming, jogging and use of the fitness centre and spa. Varanasi is famous for its fine art and literature culture and there are plenty of great museums to visit. Other local attraction include the Ramnagar Fort, built by Kashi Naresh Raja Balwant Singh in the 18th century. It is a typically Mughal style of architecture with carved balconies, open courtyards, and picturesque pavilions.
Daniel Smith (Staff)
This hotel used to be called the Taj Ganges, and is located away from the hustle and bustle of the ghats surrounding the Ganges. It is a modern international hotel, but the rooms were updated in 2008 and now it is looking fresh and new. It is very easy to nip into town when you want and return to the hotel, as Varanasi can be very intense and as such having something 'safe' can pay dividends. We always suggest the Nadesar Palace as our pick in the city, and use this hotel if the Nadesar is fully booked.
Evening Aarti Ceremony
The Varanasi Ganga aarti takes place every sunset at the holy Dasaswamedh Ghat, near Kashi Vishwanath Temple. A sight to behold when visiting Varanasi, we can reserve seats for you if you would like to watch it close up.
Explore the Ghats of Varanasi
It is in Varanasi where pilgrims perform ritual ablutions. There are nearly 100 ghats, steps leading to the banks of River Ganges. The ghats are an integral compliment to the concept of divinity represented in physical and supernatural elements.
Hyderabad - Full Day Tour
Enjoy a full day tour of the fascinating city of Hyderabad. During this cultural tour you will visit the sights of Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace, Mecca Masjid and the Salar Jung Museum.
Walking Tour of Varanasi
Walk along the Ghats and through the famous narrow alleys of the old city with your guide.
Location & directions
Varanasi, Delhi and the North, India
The Gateway Hotel is set amidst 40 acres of lush green gardens , 6 kms away from the city Centre or the commercial hub of Varanasi also commonly known as The Chowk. Varanasi is situated on the left (west) bank of the River Ganga in Uttar Pradesh.
How to get there
8-hour 30-minute international flight to Mumbai Chattrapathi Shivaji Airport, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Varanasi Airport. The Gateway Hotel is a 45-minute drive from the airport.
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