Varanasi is the microcosm of Hinduism, a city of traditional
classical culture. Glorified by myth and legend and
sanctified by religion, it has always attracted a large
number of pilgrims and worshippers from times immemorial.
To be in Varanasi is an experience in itself… and
experience in Self discovery … an ethereal oneness of the
body and soul.
To every visitor, Varanasi offers a breathtaking experience.
The rays of the dawn shimmering across the Ganges… the high
-banks, the temples and shrines, the ashrams and pavilions
along the banks bathed in a golden hue… soul -stirring hymns
and mantras along with the fragrance of incense filling the
air… and, the refreshing dip in the holy waters gently
splashing at the Ghats….
Varanasi is famous for it silk weaving, and Banarsi silk
are a part of every girl's trousseau. Banaras brocades
are prized the world over. Brassware, Copperware, Wooden
,Clay toys and Exquisite gold jewellery are some of the
other crafts the city is famous for. The hand-knotted
carpets Mirzapur and Bhadohi and musical instruments are
among the other shopping attractions. Banaras is also
famous for its ‘Langda Aam’, a variety of mangoes
available in the summer. Betel life is also a speciality.
The main shopping areas are Chowk, Vishwanath Gali,
Thatheri Bazar, Lahurabir, Godoulia, Dashswamedh Gail,
Golghar and Dalmandi.
Varanasi is easily accessible from all parts of the country.
Very well connected by road, rail and air, the City of.
offers convenient and comfortable traveling options to and
from other cities of India.
Indian Airlines flies to Babatpur airport which is 22 km.
from Varanasi and 30 km. from Sarnath There is a. direct,
daily flight connection between Varanasi and New Delhi. It
also connects Varanasi to Delhi, Agra,. Khajuraho, Calcutta,
Mumbai, Lucknow and Bhuvaneshwar.
Varanasi is an important and major rail junction. The city
is served by trains from all metros and major cities across
the country. New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Gwalior,
Meerut, Indore, Guwahati, Allahabad, Lucknow, Dehradun
the city has direct rail connections.
Varanasi, on (National Highway) NH2 from Calcutta to Delhi,
NH7 to Kanya Kumari and NH29 to GoraKhpur is connected
literally to the rest of the country by good motorable, all
– weather roads. Some important road distances are: Agra 565
km., Allahabad 128 km., Bhopal 791 km., Bodhgaya 240 km.,
Kanpur 330 km., Khajuraho 405 km., Lucknow 286 km., Patna
246 km., Sarnath 10 km., Lumbini (Napal) 386 km., Kushi
Nagar 250 km. (via Gorkhpur), UPSRTC Bus Stand, Sher Shah
Suri Marg, Golgadda Bus Stand.