Welcome to Ganges Nirvana, your soft landing and friendly homestay in the spiritual and ancient city of Varanasi. When you stay with us you have not just booked a room, you are welcomed into our home and our family.

A Welcome Homestay

The owner of Ganges Nirvana, has worked across India in five star hotels and has now decided to open the door of his home to host people from all over the world. Our family’s extensive knowledge of Varanasi will allow you to see the city through the eyes of a local. Providing a truly authentic introduction to Varanasi.

The two lower floors of the property are made up of beautifully finished rooms, displaying artwork commissioned from travelling artists. The whole property has been built by travellers, for travellers, from our own experience we have learnt what our guests need to feel at home.

A Conscious Creative Community

The top floor is where our family lives and our community is based. This is where you can choose to meet new friends, learn new skills, cook and eat together.

Our community is made up of artists, musicians, travellers, adventures, cyclists and dancers. All happy to share their gifts with each other.

Varanasi As You’ve Never Seen It

Experience Varanasi through the eyes of a local. With our family’s unbeatable knowledge of the city you will find the hidden treasures no one else can.

Let us take you to the best street food Varanasi has to offer and be your guide into the often misunderstood practice of drinking bhaang thandai (not bhaag lassi).

Are you missing the creature comforts of home? We can direct you to some great coffee shops and even show you where to pick up a jar of tahini. Need something to read by the river? We know the best book shops.

A Peaceful Hideaway

Ganges Nirvana is located away from the often chaotic and busy streets of Varanasi in a peaceful neighbourhood. We can provide you with a quiet oasis to return to after a day by the river and always a restful, safe nights sleep. Here you will find time to breathe and a place to go deeper into yourself.

You can easily reach the Ganges and other tourist attractions by public transport

We have safe street parking in a nice residential neighbourhood with wide roads.

Manduadih train station is only 300 metres away where you can find trains to Delhi, Pune, Chennai and other major cities.

Rooms and Facilities

We offer both private and dorm rooms at very competitive rates. They have been beautifully finished and are kept immaculately clean. Each room exhibits a custom piece of artwork, commissioned by travelling artists. Our rooms are large with high ceilings giving you ample space for your morning yoga practise.

Our bathrooms, with western toilets, are fully tiled and kept spotlessly clean. They also include 24-hour hot water for those colder days.

We have a number of common spaces which can be used for yoga, meditation, jamming, reading, working or just to chill with your fellow travellers.

The property has full wifi access for your stay and provides super fast optical fibre Internet for digital nomads.

Our 24 hour guest kitchen is vegan and comes with everything you need to prepare delicious meals, just like mamma used to make.

The team at Ganges Nirvana are here to make your stay as pleasant as possible.


Owner and Host

Creating the space for our community and driving our vision.



General Assitant

Website design and management, general administration.

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C/O Shashwat Shandilya
Plot no. 175, Lane no. 2
Shri Ram Nagar Colony, DLW Road
Uttar Pradesh - 221005

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