Varanasi (also known as Benares and Kashi) is one of the oldest surviving cities of the world. According to Hindu mythology, Varanasi is considered to be one of the holiest cities in India. It lies along the banks of the sacred Ganges River, and it's believed that taking a dip in it washes away all the sins and purify the soul.
From the Varanasi Travel Guide
Average cheapest prices by month for budget accommodation in Varanasi
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They are really nice and helpful. But what clean means for them is not really clean for real. There is not hot water at all, there was even problem with the water at all. No sink in bathroom, no water in toilet (the word "bathroom" should not be used for the thing which is next door at all). But what else should you expect for such a price... ... more
I stayed for 3 nights at Old Yogi Lodge at the end of march . I was travelling solo and I was very happy with the services if you compare them to the price. The place was pretty clean. Food is not your top restaurant one but they did try to accommodating my needs as much as possible. ... more
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