I am going to be in Varanasi in October. The tour company that I hired to make hotel bookings and provide me transport has put me in the Meraden Grand. I didn't realize how far away from the Ganges it was.
Do you think it is worth it to shell out an additional INR12000 to stay closer to the Ganges? They are telling me they can put me in the Rashmi Guest House (can't get a refund on the Meraden Grand at this point they say). This is my first time in India and Varanasi. Varanasi will be the first major city other than New Delhi that I visit. I will also be traveling alone and will only be in Varanasi for 2 nights.
I would appreciate your thoughts on this.