Overview of Hostel
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ARE INCLUDED (except on Sunday, when we only serve breakfast)
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The Ram Bhawan Residency is a cultural centre that hosts a home-stay and the offices of two NGOs: the Varanasi Heritage Foundation that protec
FROM THE ROAD:
As you walk along the Dashashwamedh Road, after 400m from Godowlia Crossing, the road bifurcates. Take the road going to your right.
Just before that road reaches the Ghats, you will see a Bank of Baroda ATM on your right hand side. Take the lane which starts from there and go towards your left. Walk around 400m on that lane and on your left hand side you will see some steps going up next to a small temple. Kautilya Society is in that lane.
FROM THE GHATS:
You must reach Dharbhanga Ghat (which is two Ghats after Dashshwamedh Ghat when you have the Ganges on your left). Just climbs the stairs next to the Dharbhanga Palace, we are behind it.
- From the Airport - The pre-paid taxi will take Rs 500 and will drop you at -Godowlia. From Godowlia you will have to walk, since the road is closed to cars
- From the Station (Varanasi Jn): Rs 30 by Rickshaw, Rs 80 by Tuk-Tuk, Rs 200 by Taxi. There is a pre-paid Tuk-Tuk (called Auto) Stand. The tuk-tuk will drop you till Girjagarh, which is 100 m from Godowlia, the taxi will drop you at Godowlia. They cannot go till Godowlia or Dashashwamedh because the road is closed.
- From Mughal-Sarai: Rs 200 by tuk-tuk till Dashshwamedh and Rs 500 by Taxi . Depending on the time they will drop you at Girjagarh/Godowlia/Dashshwamedh. Tuk-Tuk cannot go till Dashashwamedh between 8am till 10pm.
Behind Dharbhanga Palace Next to Baba Guest House and Shiva Guest House
Conditions & Policy
To stay at Ram Bhawan you need to be a member of the Varanasi Heritage Foundation and the membership charges are: - Rs. 200 for 6 months - Rs. 300 for 1 year - Rs. 1,000 for lifetime Room rates include half-board (breakfast and lunch, except on Sundays when we offer a wholesome breakfast) These charges are NOT included in the price paid online The Kautilya Society does not charge children and young adults below 18 years for membership or for food. You are welcome to support our projects and leave a contribution to the Kautilya Society to cover their costs.