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New Delhi

The Red Fox Hotel: (Hotel by Lemon Tree @ Aerocity Delh) The Location cannot be better than this, as it's very near to Delhi Airport. Very reasonably priced, a no frills budget alternative very -safe and secure. There are multiple attraction you can visit from this place, so its a big save on travel time. Food was great, they serve local cuisine too. Breakfast has lot of options and always served fresh. Staff is friendly and helpful, rooms are clean with comfortable bed and the house keeping staff cleans the room and changes the sheets everyday. Rooms of the hotel are main attractions, comfortable, well equipped and trending as well. The working area was comfortable. Lightning was good. Sanitation of rooms is excellent. They have a well maintained pool and a very well equipped Gym.

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Haridwar:

Hari Haveli Ganga Resort. Right on the Ganges River with a private Ghat for guests only. The location is right in the middle of the busy markets within walking distance from the main attractions. A private bathing Ganga ghat where you can take a holy dip, The floors are all flat on ground floor, wheelchair accessible. The balcony is over the rushing river.

Dehra Dun:

The Red Fox Hotel: New hotel. It's was a great stay, food was delicious rooms was clean and hyginic all the staff was helpful and kind. Huge parking space. Green view from my room it was amazing. I give five stars for all the services, cleanliness and management. Luxurious stay, rooms are excellent, clean and spacious. A very good infrastructure. Well spaced gymnasium.
Well spaced dining hall with pool table.

 

Srinagar

Hotels to the NE side of Dal Lake: - with less air pollution:

Orchard Spa and Resort: $130.+ Location calm and peaceful. Far from the city. Coffee shop, restaurant, spread out with little cottages. Pool. Restaurant good but overpriced, 

Vivanta Dal View TC $240.+ Wheelchair accessible. The View from this property is astonishing day or night. The restaurant has a view of the entire dal lake.

The Lalit. $400.+ Wheelchair accessible. Most expensive. Very Good restaurant.

Hotel Grand Mahal   $50. Wheelchair accessible. Centrally heated. Elevator. Safe bet! Good reviews. Big hotel. The Staff was very cooperative and welcoming. The food was very nice and the cleanliness was up to the mark. hot water 24hrs. Food is awesome. look no further than Grand Mahal for entire stay with forays into Sonmarg, Gulmarg, Yuzmarg etc.

Almus Resorts. Central Heat and AC New, interesting. 6 well-furnished luxurious rooms and 1 suite. Complimentary Usage of Business Centre & Library (Reading Corner). Badminton & Table Tennis www.almusresorts.com +91 9419014475, +91 9906677508, +91 9797236402

Hotel Nadis $121.+ All rooms are on the first and second floor and accessible only by stairs. See the stars from the foot hills of Zabarwan hills, far enough not to be disturbed by the bustle of the city! Centrally cooled and heated, it is far from the city - about 30 mins, at the entrance of Harvan Gardens & Dachigam National Forest. It’s green, it’s quiet. 18 beautifully rooms. The rooms are perfectly clean, well maintained.

IN TOWN AND CLOSE TO SHOPPING:

The Kabo Luxury Boutique Hotel I would rate this hotel as a 5-star property for various reasons. The foremost reason is that they have best modern infrastructure which makes your stay very comfortable. Everything is extremely neat and clean, from rooms to restaurant and every part of the hotel. The cafe of the hotel is really a nice place which is also a lively cafe in the city.. The staff is extremely helpful and polite.

Four Points by Sheraton TC Wheelchair accessible. Food is great, Amazing and friendly staff! Rooms are spacious and clean, near to the shopping areas. Good Value for money property. Junior suits spacious sofa lounge, separate space for bedroom , bathroom with bathtub , and wonderful warm hospitality. Food Quality, outstanding

Hotel CH2  Good Value. AC Elevator. Centrally located in the heart of Sringar city. good heating system Sauna, Hot tub. Staff is very friendly and in house services are brilliant. All places are nearby with walking distance, and clean rooms.... food is excellent. the Ch2 really is one of best hotels

Hotel Downtown Good Value. Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking. The vibe is great inside the property. The interiors are amazingly beautiful. The location is right in the center of the city where you can enjoy local street food outside. The cleanliness is amazing, the food is super delicious. restaurant decorated in Persian style The hotel is recently built so the rooms are very nice. You can expect 4 star room and amenity. Sauna. Beautiful roof terrace .    https://hoteldowntown.us/

Visit to Srinagar is incomplete without a Lunch or Dinner at iconic Ahdoos Hotel. The wazwaan food is famous there..The bakery provided awesome confectionaries. centrally heated.

You can make Srinagar plans through one of these agencies !

Rah Villas in Sonamarg, better outdoor experience in fall (2 hour drive up)

Tour Path to the Avatar's Cities in India

Considering the huge tides every day, these crabs, in the Andaman Islands, must redo their fancy housekeeping every day! Photo by me.

 

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Lucknow

The Piccadilly Hotel.  Location is near airport and train station, so suitable for those arriving late or wanting to catch flights.. Breakfast and dinner buffet. Rooms are big, Very close to metro The rooms were warm enough for a comfortable stay. Phone: +91 522 409 6000

The Golden Tulip Hotel TC. Location is near railway station. Good business Hotel with great location. The new building is the nicer one. The Staff here is very friendly and cooperative. The food was amazing .The hotel is vast with Two buildings one being Tulip inn earlier. They have 100 plus rooms with a Spa, Pool and Gym. Their lobby is huge and welcoming The Hotel has a restraunt 'Branche' and a Bar by the same name. The hotel also has a small garden. The hotel is currently managed by Sarovar Hotels. The staff is good

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Renaissance TC  Modern, 111-room hotel, which is also the tallest hotel  rooftop infinity pool.  Dining located on 14th floor. Authentic Lucknowi cuisine with live music. Deli located at lobby level. +91 522 405 5555

La Place Sarovar Portico TC  Beautiful ambience and decor and tasty food, Centrally located. All landmarks nearby  Roof top restaurant is superb. the location is brilliant. Terrace Grill open air wood fired pizzas. Phone: +91 522 405 5000

Lebua TC Green and safe environment,  in the center of the city. very spacious patio. near to key areas, it's very safe, clean and quiet. Food amazing in Azrak the multi cuisine restaurant Phone: +91 522 223 8333

Fairfield by Mariott TC   centrally located budget 5-star hotel with super service authentic Lucknowi food . from airport it was 45 minutes.- Small rooms Phone: +91 522 665 9999

Hotel Gemini Continental TC  all heritage are nearby  The food is delicious. The location of the hotel is heart of Lucknow.  nice heritage view Phone: +91 522 401 1111

Hilton Garden Inn TC poshest area of Lucknow. quite away from the city centers.  poolside view. Room service. Phone: +91 522 427 7777

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Faizabad/ Ayodhya

Ayodhya is a legendary city mentioned in the ancient Ramayana and the Mahabharata. These texts describe it as the capital of the Ikshvaku kings, including Rama. In the 1400's the Mojul Invader, Barbur, invaded and destroyed the Hindu temples and built a mosque over the Ram temple, which has been torn down ( 1980's). A new Hindu Temple is under construction. A new mosque may be built adjacent. Over the last century, numerous excavations have been carried out by archaeologists, these have helped understanding of how ancient the archaeological site of Ayodhya is. The story of Rama has been constantly retold by some of India's greatest writers

The Drive from Lucknow to Faizabad/ Ayodhya is 2.5 hours. Trains are possible but difficult shedule. You should return to Lucknow before dark or stay the night in Faizabad to spend more time in Ayodhya.

Kohinoor Palace Atodhya A Heritage Hotel in Faizabad. No lift. The property is huge, and is managed really well. Beautiful gardens and outdoor landscape structures. 20 rooms, all air conditioned. The rooms are so authentic and beautiful. Great hospitality. Very hygienic conditions. Gardens for weddings and many events. Well-managed. The staff is extremely helpful in getting you whatever you want, food was very good

Hotel Panchvati AC In Faizabad with Restuarant Offers taxis, tours to Ayodhya, Well maintained garden and good class restaurant.

 

 

Varanasi . Sarnath

Taj Nadesar Palace Varanasi TC: $265, Luxury 5 star. Excellent place to stay amidst nature lots of birds and peacock all around. Make you feel royality. Taj take special care of guests staying at this palace. Wonderful place having heritage building with Royal rooms and great hospitality.

Taj Ganges $100.+ Pool. This is one of the best Taj Properties in Varanasi. Spread over a large parcel of land with lots of greenery, one cannot ask for more. Nice open space for walks and next to the river. Far from the Ganges or Viswanath temple.  The staff and managers are very helpful. The old palace, pond, garden the whole campus is historical and worthy to stay in and take a stroll. The quality of food is very good.

Brijrama Palace on Ghats $400+ On the Ganges. Most Luxurious and expensive On the ghats. Boat brings you from another ghat, steep steps up to hotel from river.

A little distance from town:

Tree of Life Resort and Spa: TC $100.+ Pool. 15 minutes away from the airport in a quiet rural location, conveniently located mid-way between the airport and the Cantonment area. An hour+ from the Ganges River. Easy drive to Sarnath. Peaceful. Pool. Restaurant. suites are luxurious and spacious. facility caters to westerners in restaurant. beautiful spacious property. Away from the crowded city of Varanasi. No facility for driver. Convenient place to stay for a day trip to Sarnath, also convenient for a day trip to Jaunpu.


Sarnath: The Fern Residency: Sarnath. Pool. The rooms are well equipped and spacious. All tourist spots in Sarnath are close. Far from the ghats. The location is very peaceful, good quality food. Hotel was extremely clean and hygienic. Restaurant food and service was great. The drive to the Ganges can take an hour through congested traffic.

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Pleasant small hotels NEAR ASSI GHATS:

VIA VARANASI $50. A Boutique Hotel 200 m from Assi Ghat, Lift. restaurant, a bar and a terrace. Rooms with river views WiFi. AC. 24-hour front desk, room service a seating area, TV a private bathroom with a shower, tour desk, car rentals and an ATM machine

GANGES GRADEN   $25. Opened Feb. 2921. Budget Lodging, highly rated. Overlooking Ganges. Half mile from Assi Ghat, 1.5 km from Kedar Ghat and 2.4 km from Dasaswamedh Ghat,  3-star hotel offers room service,  Beautiful Rooms, Staff are very helpful and well-mannered, amazing view. All rooms AC shower, desk. seating area TV .

Sahi River Guest House: This palace turned guest house, is a great place for minimalists and the originals. Located at the most southern ghat with a prime view from the balcony. Rooms and balconies have scenic views of the city skyline, Room 9 view of the river Ganges. Room 4 facing the river. Room on first floor with private balcony in front of Ganga. Heritage building in front of the ghat is a little bit vintage. not a luxury hotel, but it has an old world charm. breakfast on the roof garden. Good restaurant. Hidden in a tiny lane with stairs to the right of harmony bookshop

Ganpati Guest House. Popular Budget. Great Reviews. Some rooms have great river views. Restaurant.

Hotel Elena on the Ghats. Good reviews but don't let them put you in a 'sister' hotel, make sure your reservation is really Hotel Elena proper

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Brijrama Palace $400+ On the Ganges. Most Luxurious and expensive On the ghats. Boat brings you from another ghat, steep steps up to hotel from river.

Amritara  Suryauday Haveli $100. Rooms with great views. Accessible via boat from Assi ghat or via walking alleys from the main road about 150m I would highly recommend staying on the ground floor with views over the river. Entire unit located on ground floor There are roads very close to hotel and then walking few yards brings you to hotel. Restaurant with delicious food, every evening live music. Hotel name means 'Sunrise view mansion'.  

Guleria Kothi $100. magnificently restored 18th century river front house. hotel is inaccessible via road only way to reach hotel is boat. Hotel lift is available only till 3rd floorm hotel is 4 floors. Not Recommended for elderly. one is dependent only on the boat each time one steps out of the hotek and at least 20 steps each time down to the Boat

Kedareswar Bed & Breakfast: $24. On Chowki Ghat, near Kedar Ghat. We cried when we saw the Ganges out the window of our room. -. Watching the river from dawn and into the night. Incredible. only 2-3 rooms with balconies. It isn’t some fancy luxury hotel, it’s a very homely place with good view, good food, and considerate people, ready to help anytime. An old-style place along the ghat. Clean. All-male staff  Great service, lovely breakfast and so welcoming. hot showers. Staff met me at the nearby road and helped me bring my suitcase through the winding streets to the guesthouse, very narrow streets at least 5 minutes' walk avoiding people and motorcycles from where a taxi can stop. Breakfast on the rooftop. A panorama across adjacent ghats and then easy access to the riverside walk just a short walk down the steps.The staff are very friendly and helpful. If you need, guided walk, Ganga Aarta boat ride, tuktuk for the city sites or airport collection they can arrange. by 10pm all is quiet for the night. no restaurant but near little restaurant, a couple of minutes' walk. staff quick to recommend places to eat,...  no elevator. The stairs are VERY steep and high. Anyone with mobility problems would find accessing the second and third floor very difficult if not impossible and should make sure they book the ground floor room with view  https://kedareswarguesthouse.com

Panchkote Raj $70. AC and Hot water. tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Varanasi’s busy streets and yet in the heart of all the activities that are core to this temple city - the temple bells resounding from a dsitance, the morning call to prayer, blowing of the conch shells, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Varanasi’s busy streets and yet in the heart of all the activities that are core to this temple city - the temple bells resounding from a dsitance,the morning call to prayer, blowing of the conch shells. The best place to feel at home in the most beautiful property in varanasi ghats...the people are fantastic, lovely ladies with wonderful hospitalitym generous hosts..the food both breakfast and dinner was home made deliciousm served with warmth! You can climb a spiral staircase to the rooftop to see the river or walk out the back door, through the well-cared for garden, out the little door in the back gate and past the property’s temple to find yourself standing immediately above the river, steps lead down to the ghats. close to Shivalay Ghat on the Assi Ghat side

Hotel Shiva Ganges View TC Property is the ancestral property on the ghats of river Ganges. And the view from the third floor rooms adjoining roof top terrace / balcony is not to miss. We enjoyed having breakfast, lunch and high tea from the open terrace overlooking sunset. 62 stairs from the hall and you need 10 + 6 stairs to reach the terrace. It means that this is not a hotel for anyone with difficulty. Going out the hotel, you have 50 stairs more to reach the river !

Hotel Alka. Popular budget on the Ghats.

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ART HOTEL   $60. Attractive. Easy access road. Not so near ghats. Rooms with a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, and a patio with a garden view. Restaurant. Continental or à la carte breakfast. a sun terrace. Facilities for disabled guests.



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Four Element Hotel $50. Near the train station: Elevator. The hotel was clean, staff were incredibly helpful. good rooms at economic price. View from room was gorgeous. Beautiful architecture, elegant interiors and all around impressive. Very positive vibes, very good hospitality, soft spoken staff. Excellent food quality. Good interiors, quantity of the food is good. The quality of room was just amazing.  The property is relatively new and the rooms are sufficiently large with beautiful ambience. Dining area at 'Aqua' has a very good setup, said to be the best restaurant in town.

Varanasi Heritage $35. . Elevator. Close to ghats. Vehicle can reach the font of hotel reception. People with walking problems should not have any issue. Located very near to Assi Ghat, a short walking distance from the river. Very convenient to get to the morning and evening ceremonies and other activities in the Ghat and around it. The hotel is beautiful and the staff very nice. Location is perfect: 5 minutes away from the Ghat and the food from restaurant is nice. Vegetarian restaurant at ground floor. Rooms were small. Their tour packages have very good price and well sanitized cabs. They arrange City tours, which saves time. This hotel is on Tulshi Ghat road and its surrounding area is not crowded and peaceful. Pick-up service and boatman were really good

Sugar Stars Inn   $44. Elevator. This is a medium budget hotel with decent and clean rooms, in the heart of the city, on a very noisy road about 30 min from the ghats. Rooms were super comfortable and quiet, very clean and great hot shower. Well kept, fresh linens and very good bathrooms. The room was spacious, well decorated and hygenic. Good service. Food was amazing. We got a dedicated parking space and accommodation for my driver. Beautiful hotel, clean hotel and warm staff.

Hotel Surya Kaiser Palace: TC: $45. Pool. Interact with the greenery nature in such a good vibe it feels like a royal palace. The decor is so beautiful and intricate. Also, the place has an abundance of greenery which is very soothing to the eyes. The vibe here is so calm and comforting. old style restaurant looks like old fort or palace, cool and soothing. 30 to 90 minutes tuk tuk to ghats. Wheelchair friendly.

Hotel Tridev  TC $55. Elevator. Large hotel, busy street. Good location,. Easy access. Best hotel in that locality, near to ghat and temple.. nice room, the environment is good.  Morning breakfast very good. The ambience, hospitality, hygiene, and service was top class. The restaurant was amazing.

Saptpuri Hotel; Across the river. Seven holy cities (Sapta Puri). Hotel is owned by MAA RAM KUMARI DEVI CHARITABLE TRUST. All the income from the property will be used for Charitable purposes only. Green Energy and organic materials being used in our kitchens. The SaptaPuri boutique lodge and homestay has 6 spacious suites right next to the majestic River Ganga amidst 7-acre trees

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Orchha

MPT Betwa Retreat TC  good view of the Betwa river. You can even watch Betwa arti from here. Well maintained resort with spacious rooms and good bathrooms. Food and service are great. Pool is good. The property is covered with greenery everywhere. The food is delicious and not very spicy. The retreat at river across the Bird century is sure to draw you again. we sat down on terrace till late night.

It has a 4km long rafting route with magnificent views of fort, temples and cenotaphs and the jeep comes to pick you up at the end point to take you back to the resort. Thus, making it a safe and hassle-free experience. Also, all the monuments are at walking distance from this place. The AC rooms offer separate, small garden spaces. The place is just nearby River Betwa and we had a nice morning with sunrise views and breakfast at the terrace listening to the river.


Orchha Palace and Convention Center    Location is nice, outside city yet not too far. Good resort but far from temple n fort. Good property Palatial stay Luxurious, opulent and amazing Room size is huge, bathroom is large.  The room were pretty small Service is excellent . Breakfast is excellent with a variety of dishes to choose from. There are 7-8 blocks of 15-16 rooms spread over two floors. Lot of sports activities possible to keep kids & adults engaged. attract a lot of big families that made a lot of noise. workers were making noise. I could barely sleep.

# 5    Hotel Bundelkhand Riverside  The Hotel is at best site in Orccha however poorly maintained. Cleanliness and hygiene very poor. located on the banks of river Betwa , and gives an access to the river side and a beautiful view of Sunrise. Got the riverside view room , which was very nice with a small porch to sit . The lawns are green and big. Stay at Riverside cottage, Riverside room for another The hotel is 1 km before the main orchha market on the bank of the river. If you stay in the cottages you have the direct access to unfiltered river bank Room was huge. .Food was slightly expensive but worth it

MPT Sheesh Mahal TC   Located within the palace complex right in between the Raja Mahal and the Jahangir Mahal, inside Orchha fort. 400 year old maharaja's residence. The Hotel has 8 rooms with two suites Maharaja and Maharani Suite. Room 8 has no windows and room 7 have unusually stiff stairs to climb. Rooms were clean and quite good. Sleep quality is above average. Try a walking tour in the evening and light and sound show is also good. Hotel restaurant- great foo. walking trail is beautiful. Betwa river is a 10 minute walk. The beautiful palace complex is large and provides for a heritage walk around it. Go for the Maharaja room if you can. It’s expansive and unobstructed views to the river Betwa are exceptional, especially at sunset. The Maharaja is set well away from any other guests and is very quiet. If that wasn’t enough there’s a huge rooftop patio. *stay in other hotel if not planning to stay in suite rooms

 

 

Agra So many hotels.... Taj Mahal closed on Fridays to non Muslims. Best reviews: Oberoi Amarvilas ( every room has a view of the Taj). Double Tree by Hilton. Taj Hotel and Convention Center. Holiday Inn. Trident Agra, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham.

Bharatpur

Udai Vilas Palace 3 star hotel. Convenient. Near the Keoladeo Bird Sancturay. Nice hotel, attentive staff, good food, spacious suite bedrooms. Accommodated all our requests. Big bathrooms. Park and Town is very near and facilities include outdoor pool, a fitness room, tennis courts, Sauna and Ayurvedic massages. Restaurant. Popular among foreign tourists. Good value for money. Free parking and nice provision for driver.

The Bagh TC Situated amidst an old fruit orchard the perfect getaway for a peaceful vacation away from city. Perfect atmosphere, lot of greenery, clean rooms and fabulous food. The rooms are far apart to give you privacy. Room was spacious and gave a vintage feel. Its a great location to take kids closer to nature. A resort sprawled across 42 acres teeming with peacocks, peahens, babblers, wild coucal, parrots and a host of other birds amidst numerous trees and plants. Guests are welcomed by many peacocks and other birds. Relax and unwind

 

 

Vrindavan . Mathura

keshi ghat is the main ghat of vrindavan and one of the most significant worshipping place in Vrindavan. it is only ghat which is still visible as remaining part of ghat tradition in vrindavan. It was built by queen of bharatpur laxmi devi in late 17th century in a rajasthani architectural style. their are many small but ancient temples are situated on ghats.In dwapara yuga lord krishna killad the keshi demon here. Beautiful visit full of colour and voices and chanting and spiritual embrace. 5.30pm and sunrise are two special moment. Go there before sunset to attend the aarti ceremony. The way to the ghat is through a market and small alleys leading to the Yamuna river. Take your time and visit the different Krishna temples on the way. Beware of monkeys. When in Vrindavan, tuck away your specs/hats/caps/loose items that might attract monkeys.

This is situated near to the Banke Bihari temple on Yamuna River.
There is a force of monkey over there which can snatch anything you carry and also your glases. They will Return only when you feed them either by Frooti or Chana.

HOTELS VARANASI:

Kridha Residency TC... Boutique Hotel. Elevator. good location (near Prem Mandir), to stay in Vrindavan, It's beautiful place, great location, to stay in Vrindavan, Best food, clean and hygenic Restaurent Nice, clean well managed property.  best car parking is safe as right outside rooms

Nidhivan Sarovar Residency TC  #1. Hotel is located bit away from main attractions in Vrindavan means no noise. away from the busy streets Very close to Prem Mandir - about 2 km. You get Autos every minute of the day. ..

The Mystic Palms. Nice hotel on road from Agra. Their good food and quick service are commendable.The rooms were neat and clean. Relatively small but cosy hotel. The location of the hotel is excellent. Good Restaurant. swimming pool is new and clean


WHERE TO STAY AT MEHERABAD:

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Hotels in Ahmednagar:

 

New Delhi

The Red Fox Hotel: The Location cannot be better than this, you can rest overnight before taking a plane onwards.. Nice restaurant. A great advantage can be leaving a large suitcase here until the end of touring, then pick it up on your way elsewhere. It's very near to Delhi International Airport and close to the domestic airport. Sanitation of rooms is excellent. They have a well maintained pool and a very well equipped Gym.

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