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Transportation and access to varanasi



Varanasi is situated on the banks of the holy River Ganges in Uttar Pradesh is the oldest living city in the world. The city is among the most revered pilgrimage destination not only for Hindus but for the Budhists and Jains as well. It is also known as Kashi and Benaras. It is also famous for festivals and melas which attract tourist from all parts of the country. The main attraction of this city are temples, muths ashrams , ghats Jain temples and Budhist Stupas. Being such a famous detination it flaunts a well developed transport network which connects varanasi to all the important parts of the country by air ,rail , road .

By Air :Varanasi has its own Airport which serves mostly domestic flights . It offers two international connections to Bangkok and Kathmandu as well..It is also known as Babatpur airport which connects the city with all the major cities like Delhi, Agra, Kolkata, Khajuraho, Mumbai, Jaipur and Lucknow. This terminal facility is about 18 km from the city and is linked by shuttle bus service and pre paid taxis. All major airlines like Indian Airline, jet Airways, Sahara Airlines and Spice jet, Jet Airways , Kingfisher etc. have direct flights to varanasi.

By Rail : Varanasi is well connected by rail to major Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi , kolkata . The Kashi and Varanasi Junction flaunt excellent rail connectivity. Reaching Varanasi by Rajdhani Express from Delhi or Kolkata is much easier as the train passes through Varanasi. Regular trains from Mughalsarai are also available which is just 10 km from the varanasi.

By Road : Varanasi has a well connected road transport which connects this holy city to all the cities in the Uttar Pradesh and surrounding areas. Regular and Private buses ply in the city . Hiring the private taxies is another option available to reach Varanasi. Once in the city the best way to get around is on foot , bicycle or Auto rikshaw. Varanasi is also famous for its ghats .Boats are also available for hire which make a relaxing way of sight seeing.
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