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Historical Background


elcomHeritage Jukaso Ganges is located at Varanasi, which is commonly known as Benares, Banaras or Kashi, situated on the Banks of River Ganges. It is regarded as a holy city by the Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. The city of Varanasi has the distinction of being the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and probably the oldest in India.

The name Varanasi has its origin possibly from the names of the two rivers Varuna and Assi, for the old city lies in the north shores of the Ganga bounded by its two tributaries, the Varuna and the Asi, with the Ganges being to its south. Another speculation about the origin of the name is that the river Varuna itself was called Varanasi in ancient times, from which the city got its name.

Brief Description

WelcomHeritage Jukaso Ganges is built on a sloped embankment called the ‘Guleria Ghat’ on the banks of the Holy Ganga River is typical of the riverfront architecture of Benaras. Sandstone quarried from the Chunar Area has been extensively used in the structural beams and columns of this property. The property has well appointed rooms and most of them are east facing which provide the guest with the advantage of a river view and a soothing breeze blowing off it.