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D-61/16, Sidhgiri Bagh, Varanasi 221010, India
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Ranked #1 of 146 Varanasi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed with my family over four nights around Dev Diwali, and had a wonderful stay with no complaints whatsoever. The rooms were very clean and linen was perfect. Harish and Mallika were great hosts and had all our needs covered at all times. We had a young daughter of two and were apprehensive of her needs at times but... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As I was led to my second floor Deluxe room overlooking a serene little garden, I was thinking ‘oh, this is more of a boutique hotel than a homestay’ and felt vaguely disappointed. The room was lovely but I had wanted a chance to get to know and interact with a Varanasi family, not just stay in a room detached... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent two nights at this wonderful homestay. Even before arriving, the attentiveness of Mr. Harish was evident in e-mail correspondence. He arranged pick-up from the train station, a real treat after a long journey from Delhi. The room was very clean and a good night's rest was had on the large double bed. I had no complaints about the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for 6 nights over Diwali, as we wanted a more Indian experience, not just a hotel. Harish and his wife are very friendly and helpful and do their best to make you feel at home. The place itself is a bit away from the action in Varanasi, but it's still walkable if you don't... More

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Perth WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harish is a very hospitable person who has everything set up that you could need for your tours in Varanasi, he is very helpful and knowledgable in regards to any travel queries you may require We took a walking tour through the ghats and alleyways which was both interesting and fun with our guide Prisam whom without we would not... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our experience staying here for our few days of vacation in Varanasi. Haresh and his wife Malika were incredible hosts, helping to arrange train tickets to Varanasi, rickshaws, walking tours, boat tours and anything you might need during your stay. We would also have come solely for the incredible Saffron Lassis that Maliki made... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Harish and his wife Malika offer the perfect Varanasi experience, not only in terms of accommodation, but also excellent home cooked vegetarian meals and arrangements for activities. The last included a morning boat ride on the Ganges, a tour of the Varanasi alleys with stops to sample Varanasi's famous street food and numerous religious sites, and a private sitar and... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and couldn't have asked for a better place!~ Clean accommodations, wonderful host family, delicious home cooked meals, and great day tour arranged through the homestay. Our tour guide was amazing!~ Although we dealt with a few power outages, slow wifi/internet, it was a wonderful place to stay. Varanasi is bustling city, and it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

There are a number of reviews of this homestay from a tourist's point of view and therefore I will write this review from an Indian pilgrim's point of view. Me and my family of elders stayed here last week using it as a base for the usual ceremonies that Indian pilgrims undertake in this holy city. The Rijhwani family hospitality... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I have stayed in many homestays throughout or travels in Asia. Without a doubt the Hospitality of Harish is up there with the best we have experienced. He organised a great Alley walking tour for us( definetly worth doing, perhaps wearing closed in shoes). we did a dawn boat ride on the ganges , this time of... More

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Address: D-61/16, Sidhgiri Bagh, Varanasi 221010, India
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Location: India > Uttar Pradesh > Varanasi
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Number of rooms: 3
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