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New Delhi

The Red Fox Hotel: (Hotel by Lemon Tree @ Aerocity Delh) The Location cannot be better than this, clear customs, pick up your suitcase, walk out the door, turn right and walk less than a block. Call them and a porter will meet you and walk with you! Very reasonably priced, budget alternative very -safe and secure. 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 trendy as well. The working area was comfortable. Lightning was good. Sanitation of rooms is excellent. They have a well maintained pool. tel. Call +91 11 45232323 Book direct on their website.

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Srinagar

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

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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

Travelers Inn. Homestay, In town. This wonderful 5 room cottage greets you all of a sudden from behind the large gates that do not reveal the serenity that lies waiting within. The ground floor has 2 rooms (one with attached bath and another smaller for kids), living and dining area. Flowering plants, badminton , two dogs, a couple of ducks, one cockerel, 3 sheep. The lawns and garden are the best place for a morning cup of tea, Yasmeen the owner is a wonderful hostess and not once during my stay did I feel that I was a formal guest. They will cook meals with an advance notice. Enjoy some of the best home cooked Kashmiri food. A bungalow in Rajbagh away from the multitude. A 10 min drive into the heart of the shopping district and Ahdoos Restaurant. Tel. 09906505354 Convent road, opposite joggers park Raj Bagh, Srinagar,

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.

Hotel Nadis $121.+ All rooms are on the second and third 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. Planning to add elevator someday.

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The Kabo Luxury Boutique Hotel $150-200. 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 $140. 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  $50-60.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 $100. Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking. The vibe is great inside the property. Restaurant is on top floor which also gives awesome view of snowcaped mountains. 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/

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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.

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Visit to Srinagar is incomplete without a Lunch or Dinner at iconic Ahdoos Hotel. The wazwaan food is famous there..The bakery offers 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.

Chandigarh

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Holiday Inn Chandigarh Zirakpur TC an IGH Hotel $65. Centrally located, clean and comfortable rooms, well behaved and extremely helpful staff, very good F&B. New property, Nice staff . big rooms with modern amenities.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson TC Clean and tidy rooms with a very good ambience. Near airport. i was travelling with my Mom ( 83 yrs) and Wife, it was quite close to the lift so it was easy for all of us to go there. Staff was very nice and polite from reception to restaurant.food was very delicious

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Velvet Grey Kausali Hotel $60. The best and most accommodating hotel around there. The view from balcony was beautiful. Cooperative staff. The Terrace too had a nice view. It is situated on highway so easy to find the hotel. Actually the best hotel. BSP is rooftop of the Velvet Grey Hotel, bon fire with drinks, food and closer to stars make it heaven on earth.

Shimla

Clarkes Hotel TC. $100. The location could not be better, it's on mall road so plenty of shops and restaurants around. Location of hotel is key advantage. The property reminds you of the era gone by , I think nearly 100 yrs or more . The rooms are spacious and very well maintained. Some rooms no view, friend's room was larger, with windows and a view of the mall road/ The restaurant is just awesomeL Clarkes Hotel is an oasis of calm on the bustling promenade. One of the oldest hotels in Shimla.

Willow Banks TC $82, (.3 miles) was established in the year 1871, a landmark estate which spells history and exemplifies an era of gracious living. famous eating spot In his hotel premises. Balcony which on the right side gives you a good Shimla Ridge view left side balcony bad view. Warm and attentive staff, very polite and friendly. Very near to mall road and public lift nearby. Shimla Cafe which is famous eating spot is in Hotel. Interconnected family rooms. Rooms have view to valley and mall road both. As a senior citizen have found it to be best accessible.

Hotel Dalziel $44.This is a beautiful hotel with old world charm, having a great location, near to mall road, Just 5 mins walk for mall road. it's around 500 metres from the ridge. Rooms are well priced, big and clean. Bathroom is neat n clean. Nice view from the back rooms. The deluxe Rooms have better mattresses. Staff is good. Transportation is easily available from here to go anywhere. The new management of this hotel made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable. Near railway station. Food is tasty. . Although it's old Mall road but it's quite a walk where the Happening Mall road ends. If you are with family then it could be a long walk Hotel has own taxi facilities.-- there are a lot of monkeys out there so one needs to be careful of one's belongings.

Rampur Bushahr

Four hours from Shimla. Halfway point between Shimla and Sangla/Kalpa.

Nau Nabh Palace Hotel. Padam Palace, 5-star hotel: Rampur Bushahr, Himachal Pradesh. a half-way point from Shimla to Sangla/Kalpa. Hotel is next to the heritage palace of Virbhadra Singh Family. Small place but well maintained and star grade service. Expensive for the size of rooms. But clean, decorated and well maintained rooms with clean linen and very hygenic enviornment. Has a restaurant too. Interior of hotel is decorated with wooden carvings decor., India• +91 1782 234 406

Sangla - Basteri

Must stay here instead of crowded Sangla.

Hotel Basteri TC $65-100. Most ideal location. Long walk from parking by stony pathway. Wow what a view. The wooden structure of the hotel is very beautiful. Well maintained and clean. The hotel faces the river and the view is amazing. Ground floor rooms don't have much view. Food was very tasty and yummy. My stay at hotel Batseri was nothing short of a dream location with amazing hosts! The location itself is breathtaking. I was mesmerized by the beauty of the place. The food was scrumptious be it veg or non- veg. The hotel staff arranged for local trekkers to take us around the nearby villages and scenic forest walks!! Sangla town is 20 minutes away.The room we got was the river view. At night we use to open the windows (early October) and sleep hearing the calming healing river sounds!!! Some family rooms with sofa bed. Electric blankets. The heater should be included, since it is a cold place throughout the year. sales@hotelbatseri.com. +91 98115 59496

Hotel Uttarayan $50-60. Batseri is a beautiful village and this hotel is located in the centre of village, in the valley of Sangla. like a dream come true after a strenuous ride. the views from the terrace are just unbelievably stunning. All the rooms are in the first floor with common balcony. Comfortable and cozy rooms, The rooms were well maintained. Sheets and blankets were cleaned and unused. Excellent room service and extremely delicious food which is freshly cooked on order. They are a perfect example of excellent hospitality. We drove past the Sangla and after 5-10 minutes of driving on Chitkul road, we started descending via side road towards the Baspa river, towards the village of Basteri. They are real honest people trying to help you by not treating you like a customer only. Can hear only beautiful sound of running water from river very close to hotel. One can easily visit to the nearby baspa river and to the base of the mountains. Jaihoteluttarayansangla.com +91 09805214007 , 82198 63738 http://hoteluttarayansangla.com/ No credit cards accepted at hotel.

Sattava Pine Resort $70. A wonderful property with friendly staff . The food here is amazing . It has around 7 wooden cottages and nice bon fire area by the river . The cottages are well equipped with modern amenities and a private balcony, beyond expectations. Their food was tasteful and good. In other hotels they ask not to light the room heater whole night. Here Rinku insisted you can use multiple heaters whole night. The resort is located in the picturesque Sangla valley amidst pine trees and snow covered mountains, next to Batseri village. Baspa river flows by in full flow making those long walks with Sikandar worth every second. Their beautiful dog 'Button' is ever eager to accompany you. The rooms are cozy & comfortable. Heaters, spacious cupboards, comfortable bed, water heater. Staff is so good and Food is amazing. The resort is located below beautiful mountain peaks. Mr. Mukesh Negi went out of the way to take us to Chitkul.+91 98052 83383

Kalpa

Hotel Kalpa Deshang TC $42. A small property nestled by the village of Kalpa with a garden and a terrace. A restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, a tour desk, WiFi. private bathrooms. Continental and buffet breakfast. October weather: moderate with day temperature 14-20 and night 2-8 degree centigrade. Its the best time to see as apple orchard are full and plucking season on. Super clean rooms, linens and towels. Electric Blanket. Had very delicious food in the hotel. Reckong Peo bus stand is 5.5 Km. Hotel can arrange pick up from Peo. Hotel is 1.7 km from the centre of Kalpa. Fantastic view, comfortable room, superb quality bed. Staff ready to help you. The temples, walking distance from the hotel. A very picturesque place to stay in with the pleasant sound of a running brook, and surrounded by Apple orchards. If big car or Vehicle Park at the Public Parking, 600 meter from Hotel. The area is popular for skiing, and ski equipment hire and bike hire are available at the accommodation. This property only accepts cash payments Phone +91 98162 39311

* Could easily stay a week here! Easy day visit to Sangla from here.

Hotel Rollinghrang What a view.. it's breathtaking.. The entire hotel and rooms are fully sanitized and clean. 90° view from room and 180° view from balcony.. you can have a clear view of kailash range including Shiva linga from some rooms, rooms at the back have no view. At the entrance bonfire can be arranged. Property is surrounded by apple trees. No electric blanket and heater insufficient. Hotel is clean, and management makes all the efforts to make your stay comfortable. Food is awesome too. It also has running water in tabs from 8 am till 10 pm. It has good lawn and parking space. 10 min walk to main village. Enjoy forest trails nearby. Mr Mohit guided us on the entire tour of kinnaur. Evening Buddhist chants from a nearby monastery. Staffs are professional. Car can reach entrance. Drivers accommodation is also best among all hotels. Phone: +91 94598 38800

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. Hari Haveli Ganga Hotel tel: +91 5947 284 135 | +91 95550 88000. https://www.leisurehotels.co.in/haveli-hari-ganga-haridwar/

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.+91 135 713 5223 https://www.lemontreehotels.com/red-fox-hotel/dehradun/hotels-dehradun.aspx if booked: Lemon Tree Inn

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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 in Varanasi TC: $365, In town. Pool. Luxury 5 star.

Brijrama Palace on Ghats $400. On the Ganges. Most Luxurious on Ganges.

A little NW of 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 Jaunpur.


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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Hotel Banaras Haveli. Elevator. EASIEST Car can get to door. ! Nearest to ASSI GHAT. Handicap facilities. Walk 5 minutes to Assi ghat. Some rooms windows with panoramic view of city and Ganges. Standard rooms bad. Open Some iffy reviews about dirty linens. Roof-top Restaurant. Central A-C. Heating. Elevator facility for Disabled and elders. . Best location near Ganga, excellent ambiance and facilities in this budget category. good, clean, rooms, and service (some bad reviews for cleanliness) nice courteous staff. Rooftop restaurant with tasty food. Mostly very good reviews. Location is it! Auto and Tuk Tuck is available from the doorstep.. Hotel Temple TC is just across the road but no elevator there. Tel: 0542-2310956

Varanasi Heritage $50.. . EASY, car can get to door. Elevator. Close to ghats.People with walking problems should not have any issue. Located very near 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

Via Varanasi $55. Small Lane. Elevator. A Boutique Hotel 200 m from Assi Ghat. 3-star hotels, first floor noisy. staff was good. Breakfast was simple Overall nice experience. restaurant and a terrace. Some rooms with river views WiFi. AC. 24-hour front desk, room service, a seating area, TV Private bathrooms A tour desk, car rentals and an ATM machine. It's in old Varanasi area surrounded by silk looms. The hotel is located in heart of varanasi. It's next to big bazar near Sigra police station. The alleyway leading to hotel is narrow next to masjid. Near busy street so if your room is on that side of the hotel you will get all the noise.

 

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Amritara  Suryauday Haveli $125-290. Alleyways.** .2miles from Kedar Ghat. Rooms with great views. Accessible via boat from Assi ghat or via walking alleys from the main road about 150m I would highly reccomend 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. They will meet you and bring your baggage. 15 minutes to Assi Ghat. Restaurant with delicious food, every evening live music. Hotel name means 'Sunrise view mansion'. 

Palace on Ganges $88 and up. Easy Access. No elevator. (Not 'Palace on Steps') Situated at the famous Assi Ghat, hotel rooms provide view of Ganges from the balcony. enjoy evening aarti on the ghat. Very mixed reviews on rooms, some are cozy, well maintained, and beautiful. Named on different states of India, each and every room gives a different warmth and feel. top floor room with a private terrace. Good rooms are Punjab or Colonial rooms also 201 if you want a view and balcony. Rooms down stairs can be musty, window opens up to a painted wall. The hotel location is ideal! the staff was very nice! The terrace/lounge beautiful. Good breakfast. Roof top restaurant is a must visit. Friendly staff, Ask for Kisior ...the best guide. Can be noisy ! Traffic till 11 pm.

Panchkote Raj $70. AC and Hot water. tucked away from the hustle and bustle You can climb a spiral staircase to the rooftop view 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, many steps lead down to the ghats. Very nice hosts.

BrijRama Palace 5-star hotel $$$ is a heritage hotel that was built in the 18th century and is one of the oldest constructions in the city. Architecture and design of the palace showcase the Maratha style. This is one of the top hotels in Varanasi Offers guests a complimentary boat check-in and checkout (not available during the monsoons). Overlooking the Ganges, this place offers AC, complimentary yoga sessions, two dining options and a rooftop terrace. Apart from comfortable accommodation, excellent hospitality. Original artwork from the 18th century and beautiful antiques exude an aura of serenity that is a perfect reflection of the magic and romance of the city of Banaras.

Guleria Kothi $200. On the ghats. Alleyways. Elevator Best reachable by boat. you literally cannot step outside the hotel without a guide bc the alleyways are too confusing. Elevator to 3rd floor only but 4 story hotel. Exotic location , premium rooms, ultra-luxury hangouts, the whole setup is old vintage 'Raja' Mahal with aroma of essentials. A standard property with Ganga view only 4 rooms in hotel with Ganga view 401 301 402 and best view is from 306. Do not accept room next to elevator (First floor above the main entrance, everyone talking below you hear clearly). The Rooms are clean. Best hotel in budget but don't book stay if elderly people are travelling. Steep ghats. Evenings are peaceful on the shore and calm , the purpose of being Varanasi seems fulfilled in the early morning and late evenings. There are aartis being performed each night right next door on the ghats, as there is a temple next door. A man was chanting for hours each day in the morning on the river. Lunch was made more fun by a visit from some monkeys. It’s a bit expensive, but for the location and experience with the boat rides, highly recommend this hotel. Breakfast and dinner were served on the rooftop with a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Simply spending the evenings on the terrace overlooking the river is worth it.

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Ganges Graden   $35. On river road. near Ravidas Ghat on river. Excellent reviews. Nice. Opened Feb. 2021. Budget Lodging, highly rated. Overlooking Ganges. Half mile from Assi Ghat, 1.5 km from Kedar 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 . fantabulous stay in a divine ambience and very friendly staff.View of Ganges from the room is breathtaking..Amazingly comfortable stay. Next to Hotel Ganga Monastery.

Hotel Ganga Monastery. $35.to $60.. On river road. Next to Ganges Garden.. Very nicely done. rooms facing river road and sandy beach. no ghats.. .The hotel has a great location, near all the buzzing life of the city without being in it meaning it’s quiet at night and a good place to rest. somewhat near Assi Ghat. Restaurant and room service. The location to reach is too interior and wasnt motorable, but photos show cars! Other restaurants or food shops are at a distance.

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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. Green Energy and organic in our kitchens. The SaptaPuri boutique lodge and homestay has 6 spacious suites right next to the majestic River Ganga amidst 7-acre trees

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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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.

Hotel Surya Kaiser Palace: TC: $45-60. Pool. One of the best hotels in Varanasi, Hotel Surya is also one of the oldest hotels in the city. At the hotel, you can expect to receive exemplary services to ensure that all guests feel at home. One of the best family-owned and operated hotels in Banaras, the elegant surroundings define the high-quality experience that the hotel delivers.This hotel in Varanasi Cantonment is a heritage palace that was built by King Kaiser of Nepal in 1818 and was converted into a hotel in 1982. In the year 2005, renovations were started to restore the former glory of the palace, resulting in the beautifully sculpted establishment that it is today. It offers a respite from the busyness of the ghats of Varanasi, a full-service spa, restaurants, bar and café, and even a travel agency within its premises. old style restaurant looks like old fort or palace, cool and soothing. 30 to 90 minutes tuk tuk to ghats. Wheelchair friendly.

Hotel Heritage Inn. Counted among the top 3-star hotels in Varanasi, Hotel Heritage Inn is a combination of exemplary comfort and affordability. Located in the city centre, the hotel has spacious rooms with views of the city or the river, one of the best budget hotels in Varanasi. Rasoi, a multi-cuisine restaurant and a Roof Top Lounge offers live entertainment where guests can enjoy panoramic views of Varanasi’s skyline and the Ganges.

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.

Hotel Tridev  TC $55. Elevator. Large hotel, busy street. Good location,. Easy access. Best hotel in that locality, near to ghat and temple.

Sugar Stars Inn. Elevator. Helpful staff, very polite, let us check in early and check out late! We had the bigger room, very big windows and view on trees and garden. Not on the street side, so it was quiet.

Diamond Hotel. Elevator Drive to Entrance. Busy Street. It’s surprisingly quiet inspite of being really close to all the tourist hotspots. Food is really great and the new renovated rooms are worth every penny. Its also very near to Assi ghat which makes it more convenient for travelers to go for a boat ride or see the ganga Arti in the evening. Extremely child friendly too and great location, walking distance from the ghats. the guards ensured the safety of our wheel chair bound adults.

Radisson, Ramada Plaza. with elevators, a distance from the ghats.

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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.

Your car and driver can pick you up in Agra. You should keep in mind to book hotels with parking from then on. Some hotels provide limited facilities to drivers and some do not. Consider your driver.

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 A heritage hotel spread over 40 acres of a 19th century garden. Located in the periphery of the Keoladeo National Park, 38 rooms across five residential complexes. Situated amidst an old fruit orchard, the perfect getaway for a peaceful vacation. 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 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.

BUDGET HOTELS MATHURA:

Capital O 44932 Hotel Basera. $30. Elevator. AC, private bath. Parking. no reviews. rooms look nice. Lots of family rooms. Continental breakfast, restaurant.

Hotel Ganpati Palace $30. AC . Bath. 2 km from Dwarkadhish Temple 200 m from Mathura Bus Station and 500 m from Mathura Railway Station. Offering a view. restaurant, Radhika Restaurant variety of regional, local, Chinese and Continental cuisines. Room service is available.

Hotel Sheetal Regency, $30. Pool. Terrace. Near Janambhumi features a shared lounge, a garden and a terrace. restaurant, 24-hour front desk and room service, Free private parking, the hotel also offers car hire for guests

Hotel Shagun Residency $30. Mathura. AC. bathrm. Outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre 24-hour front desk.

Centrum Hotel by Brijwasi $30. AC restaurant. Free private parking hotel also provides car hire.

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:

Information about Meher Baba: https://avatarmeherbabatrust.org/

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.

Mumbai Airport

 

Niranta Transit Airport Hotel  $85. Very nice decor. Just get out of the airplane walk for 5 mins and go to bed.  Restaurant. The location makes transiting Mumbai Airport easy

Shine Hospitality Airport Transfer Hotel $45.AC Soundproof rooms. Good arrangements for airport pick up and drop, food was good. The biggest plus point is very close to international airport and airport transfers available 24 hours and it's complementary, Airport pick up and drop on time, Breakfast, Great little hotel with most helpful staff.

Oriental Aster TC  $40-60. Hotel Oriental Aster, under new ownership, with its newly renovated 40 rooms. The food from the restaurant is hygenic, tasty and good quantity. The rooms, facilities, staff, locality everything is excellent. not too far from airport. Easily accessible... 1 km from the Mumbai international airport, 3 kms from the domestic airport...3 minutes.


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Check current price on these hotels, they are all good.

Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport TC  Pool, rooms are very clean and the price of the accommodation is not very high. The restaurant and bar is a little overpriced. Location is also very good as it is close to the airport... 23 minutes.

Courtyard by Marriott   TC  Pool.  located in the heart of India's central business hub of North Mumbai, easily accessible by both airports. Great hotel which features one of the best restaurants in city - Momo Cafe.  Every day of the week they have different cuisines in buffet  +91 22 6136 9999 ..20 minutes.

Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel  TC  Pools. Elevator and escalator. 547 rooms are spacious, comfortable and most importantly, very clean! Near airport. Residency rooms with kichenette. Nice Pastry.,, 12 minutes.


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