Hotel Alka VaranasiVaranasi, the city of temples has 52 ghats on the banks of River Ganges. Hotel Alka is one of the top five hotels that provide one with a memorizing stay along the River Ganges. It’s a breathtaking experience to view the beautiful Ganges from all the rooms of the hotel. One can also see splendid sunrise and sunsets, the Lord Vishwanath temple, boats floating on Ganges, people practicing yogic asanas and taking sacred bath in the holy river and a serene atmosphere filled with background score of the devotional songs from the balconies, rooms and restaurant of the hotel.
One can really explore the River Ganga and Varanasi from Hotel Alka. The best feature of the hotel is a huge courtyard and balconies perfect for relaxing and watching the splendid scenes below. The back yard of the hotel directly leads do the ghat and it is very easy to go to the boat trip from here to see the spectacular sunrise and sunsets.
It’s a middle budgeted hotel which maintains an excellent ambience with all modern facilities. It is very easy to reach the hotel. Once reaching the famous Vishwanath lane we need to follow the arrows which are clearly marked, to get to the hotel.
How to Reach Hotel Alka
Located in the heart of the city on D3/23, Meer Ghat between the Dasashwamedha and Manikarnika ghats, the hotel is easily accessible from the Lal Bahahadur Shastri International Airport which is situated at a distance of 25 kms from the hotel. The hotel is much closer to the Varanasi Junction Railway Station that is only 5 kms away from it.
Hotel Alka Tariff
The check in and checkout timings are 12:00 noon. A wide range of rooms are available in the hotel, some even with balconies. Royal view room, deluxe air-conditioned room, heritage room, air-conditioned room and standard rooms are available for Rs 2500, Rs 1900, Rs 3500, Rs 1220 and Rs 1050 respectively. A tax of 12.42 percent is charged extra per night for all rooms.
Facilities at Hotel Alka Varanasi
The hotel provides many facilities like open terrace vegetarian restaurant, 24 hrs hot water, colour television, doctor on call, laundry service, pick up service from Airport/Railway Station, Internet service with WiFi, travel assistance, ticket booking, boat trip arrangement and provision of tourist guides.
The hotel personnel are highly experienced and friendly. They like to extend all kind of help to their guests to make their stay at hotel very comfortable. The travel desk available is more informative and arranges excellent tours in and around Varanasi.
The best time to visit Varanasi is from October to March. The hotel has a pure vegetarian restaurant. Mostly it would be the North Indian food. Banarsi Dum Aloo is a local specialty and the hotel also provides a variety of desserts, milk and curd-based drinks, kachauri jalebi, samosa and launglata. Indian, continental and Chinese food are also available to cater the needs of foreigners.
Places Near Hotel Alka
Alka hotel is located at Meer hat which is surrounded by major tourist destinations like Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple and Beniya Park at a distance of 0.5 km and 2 km respectively. The Kashi Vishwanath temple has one of the twelve famous and powerful Jyotirlingas of India having highly religious significance. Durga temple, Dasaswamedha ghat and Manikarnika Ghat are some of the interesting and nearby tourist spots that one can explore.
Some shopping areas are located near the hotel at a walking distance. One can get famous Benarasi silk saris and that come in rich gold and silver brocade work. Besides these you can also shop for a variety of art pieces made in brass, copper, wood and clay. If you are a connoisseur of jewellery, then you can check for antique designs in heavy gold in these market centers.
Shopping attractions do not really end up here. You can get exclusive carpets that are hand-knotted from Mirzapur.
Those interested in music can look for musical instruments. In addition, there is a plethora of choice when it comes to shawls, colorful bangles, exclusive wall hangings and amazing work done in zari. Inlay work looks gorgeous and you can check out some great work done in stone inlay and glass beads. If you are fond of decorating the interior of your living room differently, then don’t forget to buy some cool lamp shades and masks of Hindu and Buddhist deities.