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Palace on Ganges in Varanasi

The resplendent beauty of sun rays falling on the serene waters of river Ganges compelled many maharajas and zamindars of yesteryears to construct a magnificent palace adjacent to the river for their stay. These palaces offered a perfect view of the ghats and the soothing air from the river provided the calming effect during the hot summers.

After India’s Independence, Indian government revoked all titles attached to the maharajas and soon after these palaces were transformed into plush hotels and guest houses for tourists. Palace on Ganges is one such palace-turned-hotel in Varanasi that is also hailed as one of the best riverside accommodation places in the city.

Palace on Ganges Varanasi Facilities

Away from the hustle bustles of the city, Palace on Ganges is located at an ideal spot from where one gets a clear view of all the important activities performed on the banks of river Ganga. This heritage property is often regarded as one of the most charming place in the entire city.

Theme of Palace on Ganges

Palace on Ganges has its own unique theme that is undoubtedly enticing and draws in guests from all across the globe. The palace has 42 suits and each suit reflects the culture and tradition of different states of India. The rooms, however, vary in their shapes and sizes and are priced accordingly. Rooms titled Sanchi, Rajputana, Orrisa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Madhubani, Colonial, Kerala, Assam, Goa, Karnataka, Bengal, Sikkim, Awadh, Kashmir and others are offered to its guests. Each room is marked by its distinct decorations and are well-equipped with every paraphernalia to ensure a comfortable stay for its guests.


Not all rooms face the river. If you are looking for a river facing room, Colonial or Punjab themed room would be the best choice as they have best of the best views. For a double bedroom, Palace on Ganges charges approximately $150 or Rs 6293 per night.

Facilities Provided by Palace on Ganges

  • Apart from the basic luxury facilities like television, hot and cold running water, attached bathrooms, laundry services, telephones, the hotel also provides some unique services such as:
  • Guests can enjoy the luxury of viewing the sunrise from the hotel lobby and rooms.
  • Mini bar
  • Private refrigerator
  • Medical assistance and doctors at any hour of the day
  • A vast library loaded with historical books
  • Roof-top restaurant
  • Art gallery with beautiful pictures on India’s culture and tradition
  • The entire hotel is centrally air conditioned

The hotel is mostly the first choice of all foreign travelers mainly because of its location, friendly staff and neat and well-maintained rooms.

Palace on Ganges Location

Palace on Ganges is located at the extreme southern end of the ghats at Assi Ghat. Though the view from the hotel is splendid, one has to walk for 30 minutes to reach the main action area of the ghats. The hotel is about 6 kms away from Varanasi railway station and the airport is located at a distance of 25 kms from the hotel.

Palace on Ganges
B-1/158, Assi ghat
Varanasi - 221001
Phone no.: 0542 2315050, 2314304, 2314305
Reservation Phone No.: 0542 2204963
Fax: 0542 2204898, 2314306

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