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The Gateway Hotel

The Gateway Hotel is a haven of peace and tranquility in this crowded and ancient temple city.

Set amidst 40 acres of lush gardens in the cantonment area of Varanasi, just six kilometers from the city center, the rooms of the Gateway Hotel Ganges are clean, comfortable and have all the amenities you would expect from a modern hotel. Facilities are of a high standard: there is a delightful pool among the gardens. The cozy bar makes the perfect place to relax before dinner at the excellent 'Chowk' restaurant.


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Tour ideas in Varanasi

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at The Gateway Hotel as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Evening boat ride to the Ghats
      Sunset over the Ganges, Varanasi

      Evening boat ride to the Ghats

      Evening boat ride to the Ghats

      In the early evening the ghats (or bathing steps) come alive once more as hundreds of pilgrims return for evening worship. Young priests from nearby ashrams perform their daily rituals looking out to the sacred Ganga, whilst conch shells and bells create a cacophony of sound.

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    Varanasi and nearby places