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Tree of Life Resort Varanasi

Varanasi, the oldest living city in the world has quintessentially some strange and ethereal feel about its existence. The serenity and tranquillity that it offers is unmatched and beyond words. Anyone who tries to get into a debate finds himself sounding like a nincompoop, as the history and culture is so deep and vast that it is impossible to decipher it in its entirety in one lifetime.

This city has a lot to offer those who visit here which includes a peek into its culture, festivals, mouth-watering local cuisine, relics & temples, spirituality and of course it's warm hearted people ever brimming with joy and effervescence.

Nestled between the Rivers Varuna & Assi, Varanasi offers Stone step embankments known as Ghats leading to the river, which run the entire length of the old city. There are 87 such Ghats, and hence Varansi is also globally known as the City of Ghats.

The Tree of Life Resort & Spa encompasses all that Varanasi is, with a twist – it is your oasis of peace and calm after an overwhelming experience of the city.

The Tree of Life Resort & Spa is located away from the crowds, noise and chaos that India is. Situated in rural surroundings, 11 kms from the airport and just 12 kms from the city centre (Cantt area), the new expressway connecting the airport and the city makes it a convenient 25 minutes' drive to either location.

Tree of Life offers offer you 18 Junior Suites, each with a private area of around 650 sq.ft. Done in a local style architecture, each Junior Suite allows you the luxury of space and privacy. High ceiling, teak wood carved furniture, hand painted Shiva on the wall, a separate living area with comfortable sofa and a large flat screen television; very spacious and well liten suite 150 sq.ft bathroom with a style so unique you would not have seen elsewhere. And added to all of this, is your large private sit-out overlooking the gardens, the 'kund' (religious pond) and the open spaces around.

AnnTripti, the multi-cuisine restaurant at the resort derives its name from two Sanskrit words – 'Ann' which means food and 'Tripti' which means satisfaction – AnnTripti. At AnnTripti, it is believed that food must be cooked and served fresh and to one's delight. The restaurant offers Indian and Continental options, along with some special local Banarasi signature dishes. The menus change every day.

CheekuVriksh where Cheeku is mud-apple, a very popular fruit in Banaras and Vriksha meaning tree. The resort offers a lovely sit-out conceived around a cheeku tree for the guest to enjoy dinner under the stars or a meal under the warm winter sun during the day. A crackling fire place adds to the charm of the winter nights.

The other facilities offered by the resort are:

Barja - A Sanskrit word for balcony, this charming sit out overlooking the swimming and is an ideal place to order from Tea Menu, browse through a book and just let the world go by.

Ekam the Spa enables you to loosen yourself for a while and indulge in exquisite wellness treatment at spa where the experienced therapists will sooth your body and mind with a blend of traditional Indian wellness in our two treatment rooms. Steam and Sauna facilities are also available.

Ganga Kund - Banaras is known for its huge steps going down to the River Ganga called the ghats. Tree of Life offers a smaller version of ghat, which is also blessed with water from the River Ganga where you may participate in the morning and evening prayer ceremonies; pray at the Temple dedicated to Goddess Vindya Vasni; or light the floating lamps in the evening with a wish on your lips.

Yantra - This 'watering hole' of the Resort takes inspiration from a symbol which represents aspects of the divine. Yantra serves as a lounge, bar and library – located between the Shiva Courtyard and the swimming pool.

A refreshingly swanky brand of hotel that offers a rich traditional feel, Tree of Life Resort & Spa offers well thought of Services and Facilities.