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VARANASI - Elevator Hotels


... Varanasi City (or Sarnath). Can a car drive to the Front Entrance? Are there many steps up to the lobby. How far to the Temples, Ganges River?

... On the Ghats. If access is by boat only, it is a steep-stairs climb up to hotel. If access is from alleyways it can be complicated. No cars and long walk on narrow streets.


...Taxis and auto-rickshaws and Cycle-richshaws are available and can be a convenience. Many of the streets in Varanasi are narrow and congested. Cycle-rickshaws can be a good option. The small size of the rickshaws allows them to navigate through the narrow streets.

*** These hotel options are my personal research. No guarantees.

THE THREE ASPECTS OF GOD: BRAHMA: the source and creator of all... VISHNU: the preserver. SHIVA the destroyer .


Many families take their elderly parents on Pilgrimage to Varanasi. It can be a challenging place to navigate for someone with mobility challenges, due to its narrow streets, uneven terrain, lack of elevators and lots of stairs.

The Dolphin Grand - New: One of the finest hotels with 4 star amenities. ELEVATOR. Comfortable and more luxurious for both pilgrimage and Business Travelers. The hotel is spanking new, very clean and the rooms are really spacious. Customer service is the one of the best. Restaurant has excellent reviews.

Hotel Tridev TC   ELEVATOR. Ideal place to stay if you are interested to visit temples. Hotel is situated in heart of city Varanasi, in a busy bazaar. Very well maintained and has nice ambience. Room was spacious and extremly clean. It’s quite near to the Kaal Bhairava temple. Definitely recommended if you want to walk to many temples and want to do heritage walk. The rooms are very spacious and security was really good. Good internet speed. The staff was very friendly. There are few places in India where you really need a guide, Varanasi is one. Special mention about guide Rahul Dubey, who took us for darshan and to experience various faces of Varanasi, Ghats to perform rituals and luggage transportation. Contact: MR. Amit Sharma ji. book the hotel through him. Good Lift was very necessary for my aged parents. Food is very good and restaurant staff are friendly. "Our 10 days stay with 14 elder people and 4 children was an Excellent stay."

Hotel Dolphin International  TC   The place is ideal to visit the temples. ELEVATOR. Easy to reach. The hotel's central location makes it convenient to explore the city.  Definitely recommended if you want to walk to many temples and want to do heritage walk. Food was good in the restaurant. The hotel itself is an average 3-star hotel in room size and condition, but the staff at front desk, housekeeping, and attached restaurant is very polite, professional and helpful in every way. They arranged for a very good tour guide, flexible and made sure that we visited all the temples, Ganga Aarti, and sights. Rooms were spacious. The restaurant is downstairs. It’s just off the main road so there’s some noise at night. This trip could not have been planned better.

Hotel Hardic Palazio Near Kasi Visvanathar temple. clean hotel, .such helpful staff.
ELEVATOR. Good hygiene restaurant on top floor, food is very tasty. Such a comfortable hotel. Love the ambience, staff too coperated as well as humble, in house restaurant food quality is fabulous, Room service is so good.

Hotel Aadhesh Palace . Good place to stay if you are interested to visit temples. Some blocks from ghats. ELEVATOR. Very decent hotel, with comfortable AC rooms, best feature of the hotel is the availability of lift. Its location is just a walking distance to gate no 4 of Viswanath temple. Annapurna Mandir is 50 metre from hotel. Market is right outside. Near to Daswaswamedh ghat. You can see evening aarthi on the river Ganga, only 100 m away. (We had to tow our luggage for last 500 metres on highly crowded roads, especially difficult for the elderly. Cars may be allowed after 10 pm till 8 AM ) At night there is too much noise, don't take the room near the road side. A restaurant at top floor, room service is available. Arranged even wheelchair and luggage transportation. The food served in the hotel was really tasty and hygienic and price was reasonable, they took special attention to keep the food less spicy as we asked, so even the kid enjoyed to the fullest. Rooms are large.

LALLAPURA AREA: Close to the silk weavers of Varanasi: This tradition is as rich as the gold and silk threads it uses. Fine quality. It is still here, and it is still alive.

Hotel Varanasi Inn The hotel is close to the 'Silk Weavers of Varanasi' in Lallapura area. Hotel in located in narrow lane. Mall and fast food restaurants close. ELEVATOR. for easy access. Good security. They arrange guided tours at very reasonable and affordable rates. The top-notch quality of AC Rooms were really comfortable. Everybody spoke good english. They arrange very reasonable guided tours. Top-notch quality of AC. House restaurant serves authentic cuisine. Room service was good. Good WiFi. If you want to see the various temples, this is an ideal location. Sri Vishwanath temple is hardly 4 kms.

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-------VISHWANATH TEMPLE VARANASI Built by Maharani Ahilyabai Holker ------------

THESE HOTELS ARE ON MALL ROAD: A Distance from the ghats. 
  • Hotel Surya Palace TC: Car can reach. Quaint place with some history. old world charm. Hotel has good ambience, staff is good. Some rooms have nice balconies. This hotel is located close to the city center and offers rooms that are accessible by elevator. Away from the hustle and bustle of the ghats. The hotel has a parking, a good swiming pool, very well-maintained flower garden area, restaurant and bar. Not perfect maintenance. Rooms in main building are better liked. 24-hour front desk, and free Wi-Fi..
  • Hotel Madin: Easy reach. Newly opened hotel with latest facilities a bit expensive. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious, Breakfast buffet, rooftop bar, Pool on roof was fantastic. bathroom was super big with huge wardrobe inside, location was very near to city centre. While entering the hotel, it’s a narrow lane, but when you reach the view of Ganga will amaze you. This hotel is located near Radisson and Clarks area. Rooms are accessible by elevator. 24-hour front desk, and free Wi-Fi. They do provide transportation for temples and guides.
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  • Ramada Plaza by Wyndam TC  Mall Road.
    Radisson Hotel   Mall Road.
    Rivatas by Ideal Mall Road.
    Hotel Clarks Mall Road.
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  • Hotel Four Element TC Easy reach. 5 km from the ghats. Auto is easily available outside, depending on tbe traffic. Peaceful location should suit most people. Soothing interior and also a very eco-friendly terrace. Rooms are very pleasant and clean, spic and span, very spacious. Breakfast was excellent, food quality is the best, they serve almost everything starting from North Indian, oriental, continental, Chinese, international. Room service was excellent. BEST RESTAURANT.
  • Comfort Inn Benares TC by River Varuna. Easy reach. This relaxed hotel is 6 km from both Dashashwamedh Ghat and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Very good hospitality. Many river views, nice walking on large grounds. Tennis court. Pool. Quiet, modern and very clean. Restaurant serves local as well as global cuisines. Room service is quite good. This property is accessible to guests who use a wheelchair. 91 542-250 4139/82
  • TAJ NADESAR PALACE TC MOST EXPENSIVE. Easy reach. This historical palace sits amid mango orchards and jasmine fields, 3.7 mi from the scenic River Ganges. Just 20 minutes' drive from Varanasi City. Offers butler service and a swimming pool. A 5-star accommodation. Lots of Peacocks.

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    1. Hotel Sita TC Located right in Chousatti Ghat, Hotel arranges pickup from the main road to transport luggage as the hotel is not accessible by car. It requires a long walk. 20 steps to reach entrance. The hotel features a rooftop restaurant with a scenic view. The rooms offer a heavenly view as well. Soundproof rooms. Hotel has a lift for convenience. Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator. Wheelchair-accessible restaurant.

      Hotel Alka: Situated near Dashashwamedh Ghat, Hotel Alka offers some rooms accessible by elevator. The hotel features a restaurant, 24-hour front desk, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Access to the hotel is limited to walking through narrow lanes as cars cannot reach it. We booked a Heritage room (Room 102), which had a spacious shared balcony, perfect for my dad who has difficulty climbing stairs. The room had satisfactory amenities and hot water.

      Hotel Jukaso Hard to get to. Elevator. great location and so you can forgive it some of its inadequacies, you need to book restaurant to get table. Evening entertainment excellent and bonus. Views from rooms of river wonderful, other rooms have views of courtyard.

      Brijrama TC ... EXPENSIVE A restored luxurious palace hotel located on the banks of the Ganges River. Reachable by boat from the Ganges and climbing the ghat steps, or through narrow alleyways. It offers rooms accessible for individuals with mobility challenges, along with an elevator. The hotel boasts a restaurant, spa, indoor pool, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Cars cannot reach the hotel.


    Easy to reach by car. Assi Ghat is the easiest ghat to get a boat as there are few steps down to the Ganges.

    Via Varanasi  ELEVATOR! Near Assi ghat. Can access by car. The 5 rooms, one room per floor, are large with a sitting area. There's a lift so no worries for seniors. Easy walking distance to Assi Ghat. In the heart of all the action, can be noisy until night. Breakfast is provided in the cafe next door. Higher floor has a view of the Ganges. Hotel is right on the main road, easy access.

    Hotel Rivera Palace: ELEVATOR: Being a little inside, there is a short walk to the hotel from the road, which can be a problem with luggage, but the hotel sends someone to help. Availability of lift made it comfortable for older people. Breakfast and food was good. The hotel is in narrow street like colony. This hotel is located near some beautiful ghats. Offers rooms that are accessible by elevator. Affordable rate. The hotel has a good restaurant, 24-hour front desk, and free Wi-Fi

      • Hotel Ganges View: Heritage, attractive. This hotel is located on the banks of the Ganges River. The hotel also has a restaurant, 24-hour front desk, and free Wi-Fi. Situated on a quiet lane within a short walking distance of Assi Ghat Review says: "The hotel has no lifts" non heated roof top restaurant. Steep stairs up to lobby!!.
      • Ganpati Guest House TC: Heritage property on Meer Ghat. House is located right in the middle of the old city. A more central location is not possible. evening aarti can be seen from the rooftop. Hotel falls in the no entry zone, you will have to walk about 15 minutes to reach our hotel from the place you will be dropped. Reaching the guest house through the maze-like galis of Varanasi is a task, the hotel people do send staff to accompany you from the Gaudolia chowk. The walk is for about 10-15 minutes.
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      • NEAR ASSI GHAT and RIVER.... LEAST EXPENSIVE No elevators.
      • Ganga Paying Guest House, music school and Soul Cafe Restaurant. Stairs only. Overlooking River. Easy boat access. Easy car access. Sahi River View guest house Stairs only. Easy car access, easy boat access. Overlooking river.
      • FURTHER SOUTH ON THE RIVER ....BUDGET: Hotel Ganga Monastery Stairs only. Easy car access, Overlooking river. Hotel Ganga Garden Stairs only. Easy car access, Overlooking river.

    • Hotel The Fern Residency TC Easy reach. Located main road, far from the main city. a property away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Very near the Buddha stupa, 7km to kasi vishwanath mandir. The rooms were larger than most hotels with superb AC, large beds, sensible furniture, luggage space which did not intrude into the living space. The bathroom with excellent fixtures, separate shower & bathtub areas. Hot & cold water were fully functional, hotel is very calm and soothing. Cilantro Restaurant serves Indian, Western and Chinese. (lots of weddings and events). Good room service. Reception persons are good. A nice modern hotel
    • Hotel Buddha: Easy reach. This hotel is located in Sarnath and offers rooms that are accessible by elevator. The hotel also has a restaurant, 24-hour front desk, and free Wi-Fi.
    • Hotel Deva Inn: This hotel is located in Sarnath and offers rooms that are accessible by elevator. The hotel also has a restaurant, 24-hour front desk, and free Wi-Fi.


    Tree of Life Resort and Spa. Located between the airport and the city. A bit isolated as it is about 800 meters from the main road in a village. So connectivity is a problem unless one has own car. Nice big rooms and bathrooms. These are done tastefully. The resort is small but nicely maintained. stay amidst nature, birds, utmost greenery, silence freshness, cleanliness. Need your own car.


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    Afternoon trains from Varanasi to Faizabad. 3 hr. Afternoon trains from Faizabad to Lucknow. 3 hrs. There are 23 trains from Varanasi to Lucknow. You can also easily take a taxi to any one of these places. Apparently Varanasi to Lucknow flights are not direct.. Some Ayodhya Hotels offer shuttle service to Lucknow Airport. ( 2 hours drive)


    Sri Ram lala Dharmshala Top location. Offer facilities for disabled. Wheelchair accesible. No internet. 500 m from the centre of Ayodhya. Soundproof rooms have balconies. Sun Terrace. Garden. Outdoor fireplace. AC and Heat.Private bathrooms. Room service. Coffee Shop. Tour desk, ATM. Offer Lucknow airport shuttle.

  • Clarks Avade TC Near Hazratganj, the shopping district of Lucknow. 15 KM from the Lucknow Airport and 4 KM from the Lucknow Railway
    Renaissance Lucknow Hotel Set in a sleek tower, this upscale hotel is an 8-minute walk from Ambedkar Memorial Park and 3 km from the Hazratganj shopping area.
  • Radisson Lucknow City Center TC

Trains from Lucknow to Kanpur and on to Agra. 6+ hours to Agra.

There is the Lucknow Expressway from Lucknow to Agra. Drive time 5 hours.

There are non-stop flights from Lucknow to Agra. 1.5 hrs. or Delhi. to Pune: 2 hrs.

Hire a car and driver from Lucknow to Delhi via Agra, Vrindavan, Mathura - Delhi.

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