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A popular retail chain in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Toy Junction holds much promise in a cultural setup where children play such a vital role. This shop is choc-a-bloc with toys for even newborns and infants. Choose from teddy bears, dolls, kitchen sets, educational games, video games and more. General gifts and souvenirs are also stocked at this fun junction.
Spread over 40 acres of tropical gardens, Taj Ganges, Varanasi is a peaceful getaway in the ancient temple city of Varanasi. Offering an outdoor pool and a spa, it also has 24-hour room service. The modern air-conditioned rooms are all equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. All enjoy views of the garden, pool or city. Bathrooms come with shower facilities. The Taj Ganges, Varanasi is 6 km from Varanasi City Centre, commonly known as The Chowk. It is 1 km from Varanasi Junction Railway Station and 21 km from Lal bahadur Shastri Airport. Guests can exercise at the fitness centre, relax with a massage or buy souvenirs at the shopping arcade. There is a doctor on-call and a business centre. Both buffet and à la carte dishes are available at GAD coffee shop, which serves Indian, Pan-Asian and international delights. Varuna offers authentic Indian fine dining, while wines and cocktails can be enjoyed at Prinsep Bar.
Located in Varanasi City, Ramada Plaza JHV offers 5 dining options and an outdoor pool. It also boasts a spa, gym and a tennis court. Its spacious rooms feature lawn, pool, or Varuna River views. Offering a modern décor, rooms feature wood panelled walls and carpeted flooring. They are equipped with wired internet access and a TV with cable channels. Marble bathrooms come with a bathtub and hairdryer. In-room dining is possible. Ramada Plaza is 5 km from Varanasi City Railway Station and 6 km from Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is 23 km away. Guests may book an appointment with the barber/beauty salon, relax in the sauna or take a dip in the spa bath. Alternatively, there are shops within the hotel. Other facilities include a tour desk and business centre. Tadka, the in-house restaurant, offers Indian specialities. The Palate features all-day international buffet spreads. Drinks can be enjoyed at Toxic Bar & Lounge and Pool Side Bar. Kabab Junction serves kebab.
Offering a fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool, Radisson Hotel Varanasi offers 3 dining options and a bar along with a pool side barbeque. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Radisson Hotel is located 3 km from local Bus Station and Varanasi Cantonment Railway Station. Nearby attractions include Sarnath Buddhist Place, Main Ghats at the mighty Ganges and Kashi Vishwanath Temple which are at 6 km. The Tulsi Manas Temple is 8 km away while the Lal Bahadur Shastri Babatpur International and Domestic Airport is 22 km. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a minibar, seating area and flat-screen satellite TV. The attached bathroom comes with a hairdryer, shower and free toiletries. With a 24-hour front desk, the property provides services like luggage storage and currency exchange. A meeting/banqueting space and business centre are available. Guests can pamper themselves with a relaxing massage. A tour desk is available to make travel arrangements. EastWest, the coffee shop offers hot beverages. The Great Kebab Factory (TGKF) serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs. The Oakwood Bar serves alcoholic beverages while R The Lounge serves alcoholic as well as piping hot refreshing beverages. Guests can enjoy their favourites at the Poolside barbeque.
Perched on the terrace of the magnificent Man Mahal Palace, Jantar Mantar is Varanasi's prime observatory, designed to the likes of the ones found in New Delhi and Jaipur. Constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh in they year 1737, the science museum showcases various milestones of India achieved in the field of astrology and science. Apart from serving its main purpose of helping determine stars and planet positions, it also helps to measure altitude, local standard time and the sun position.
Located just 10 metres from the holy Ganga Ghat and 3.5 km from the Varanasi Junction Railway Station, Ganpati Guest House provides 24-hour front desk for the convenience of the guests. Free WiFi access is available. Each air-conditioned room here will provide you with a seating area and work desk. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with free toiletries. At Ganpati Guest House you will find a garden and terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, a shared lounge and a ticket service. The dry cleaning, ironing service and laundry facilities are available at a surcharge. The property is located 14 km from the sacred Sarnath Temple and the famous King’s Palace. The Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is 25 km away. The in-house restaurant serves Indian and regional dishes. Packed lunches can be requested. Room service is available.
Offering Green Garden, a roof-top restaurant, Hotel Banaras Haveli is located just 100 meters away from the sacred Assi Ghat and 3 km from the holy Dashashwamedh Ghat. Free WiFi access is available. Each air-conditioned room here will provide you with a seating area with sofa and dining area. Featuring free toiletries, private bathroom comes with slippers. You can enjoy city view from the room. At Hotel Banaras Haveli you will find a 24-hour front desk, garden and terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a ticket service and luggage storage. The dry cleaning, ironing service and laundry facilities are available at a surcharge. The property offers free parking. The hotel is located 5 km from the Varanasi Railway Station and Varanasi City Bus Station. The Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is 20 km away. Packed lunches can be requested. Room service is available for limited hours.
Located in the heart of Sarnath, The Garden of Spiritual Wisdom is one of the most visited attractions of the city. Found behind the striking Chaukhandi Stupa, it is home to an array of sculptures and displays portraying the fundamentals of Buddhism. A small garden inside contains a number of medicinal plants and shrubs, acquainting visitors with Ayurveda and its benefits.
Established in 1910, the museum building itself partly follows the construction plan of a monastery. The wide collection inside dates back from 3rd Century BCE to 12th Century CE. Lion Capital of Ashoka, which is exhibited at the center of the main hall 'Shakyasimha gallery', is the celebrated attraction of Archeological Museum Sarnath. Also on display is a large number of Buddha statues in various postures. Many historic landmarks detailing the evolution of Buddha philosophy can be observed at this authoritative collection which is a treasure-trove for researchers and scholars.
The Deer Park in Sarnath was where Lord Buddha gave his first discourse while sitting amongst the Brahmins of Kapilavastu. Not much seems to have changed even now in these tranquil confines where one can spot the occasional deer frolicking in the foliage, blissfully unaware of the world outside. Reminiscent of the days gone by, one is almost taken back to the history class text book chapter, 'Sermon in the Deer Park'. The word Sarnath actually comes from Saranganath which means 'Lord of the Deer', a nickname given to Buddha.