At Granny’s Inn go back in time to school summer vacations, when your grandmom would make yummy home cooked meals just the way you liked it. For at Varanasi’s Granny’s Inn, you get not one but two grandmoms! Run by cousin sisters, Asha and Aruna, Granny’s Inn offers five cosy en-suite rooms done up in ethnic chic décor, with design flourishes like curtains made from Benarasi sarees. The rooms are clustered around a common courtyard. The courtyard and the common dining and living areas ensure travellers have ample opportunities to learn more about Varanasi from the hosts.

Just 10 minutes away from the Dashashwamedh Ghat, the homestay is ideally located for travellers to explore the sights and sounds of Varanasi. The hosts offer guests a complete Varanasi experience by doing everything from helping with guided tours to taking guests saree shopping. Delicious, home cooked meals are a given. What’s more you can also load up on home made pickles and pappads at the homestay.

Slow Travel

Everything you see in the homestay is sourced locally. The furniture has been made by prisoners from jails of Bareilly. All linens and towels at the homestay are made of Khadi, as this is the only textile that is not made with any electrical support and so does not use fossil fuel. The homestay has also collaborated with local eco-friendly and socially-responsible initiatives. The dry waste generated at the homestay is upcycled into home décor by Scrapshala, a social venture focused on managing and reusing urban trash, and reused at Granny’s Inn. The homestay also collaborates with Shuruart, a niche online marketplace that showcases original artworks of BHU students who come from modest backgrounds. The Inn’s common area has been converted into an art gallery that showcases art from Shuruart. Guests can interact with the artists at Shuruart and also participate in workshops run by Scrapshala.

Price: Rs 2499 + 18% GST

 Read More: https://www.grannysinn.in/

Disclaimer: We have tried to ensure the operators listed here are responsible towards local communities and the environment. We, however, urge travellers to do additional checks when choosing an experience/accommodation.

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