Landed at 12Noon from Bangalore. Our Day one stay was planned at Ramapura Luxa at a place called Granny's Inn. We took ola auto from airport towards our stay, after checkin had our lunch at Dina Chat which was at walking distance from our stay, loved their unique tomato chat, we also had samosa chat, aalo tikki chat, palak chat which was the best of Dina's Chat post which we headed towards Dashwedh Ghat which was again walking distance, spent couple of hours at the Ghat and headed for Ganga Aarti ceremony at old Dashwedh Ghat which became the highlight of the day.. actually highlight of the entire trip.
Arrival - By air from Bangalore
Granny's In - I would rate this place 5/5
Amazing experience, it was literally a home away from home, comfortable house with cozy vibes, spacious rooms, sweet Granny and most importantly at a very accessible location which is very difficult to get in Varanasi. Most of the stays in Varanasi are located at places where vehicle can't go and you need to walk after a certain place
Lunch - Dina Chat, It was 5 mins walk from Granny's Inn. loved their tomato and palak chat
Dinner : Sree Cafe vegetarian - Must visit
Also if you are in Varanasi, u can't afford to miss Paan from "Kuber Paan bhandar" - this was the best paan I had in my life
Activities - Street walk followed by Ganga Aarti at old Dashwedh Ghat, due to rains the Ghat was immersed in water hence Aarti use to happen at the terrace of Shiva temple situated on ghat, we got lucky to have a chance to do small ceremony of Ganga pooja along with the priests before start of the full fledged Ganga aarti and this totally made our day, we felt blessed