Varanasi Travel Guide

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Travel Information

How to Go
Varanasi is very easily accessible from all parts of the country. Very well connected by road, rail and air,the city offers convenient and comfortable traveling options to and from any city of India.

AIR
Indian Airlines flies to Babatpur airport, which is 22 kms. from Varansi and 30 kms from Sarnath. There is a direct, daily flight connection between Varanasi and New Delhi. It also connects Varanasi to Delhi, Agra, Khajuraho, Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow and Bhubaneshwar. Taxis are also available for transfer.

RAIL
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, Kolkata, madras, Gwalior, Meerut, Indore, Guwahati, Allahabad, Lucknow, Dehradun the city has direct rail connections. Mughal Sarai Station (16 kms) from varanasi.

Some important trains are (From Varanasi Station)
Kashi Vishwanath Express (Varanasi - Delhi),
Shramjivi Express (Patna - Varanasi - Delhi),
Farakka Express (Malda Town - Varanasi- Bhiwani)
Saryu - Yamuna Express, (Muzzafarpur- Varanasi- Delhi),
Mahanagri express (Varanasi- Mumbai - Pawan Express (Varanasi- Mumbai),
Sabarmati express (Varanasi - Ahmedabad),
Ganga- Kaveri Express( Varanasi- Chennai),
Purva Express (Howrah - Varnasi -Delhi),
Himgiri Express (Jammu - Varanasi-Howrah)
Siyaldah Express (Varanasi-Jammu Tawi).

From Mughal Sarai Staion
Rajdhani Express (Howarh - Mughal Sarai Delhi),
Toofan Express (Howarh - Mughal Sarai - Delhi),
North East Super Fast Express (Delhi - Mughal Sarai - Guwahati),
Magadh Express (Delhi Mughal Sarai - Patna).

ROAD
Varansi, on (National Highway) NH2 from Kolkata to Dehi , NH2 to Kanya Kumari and NH 29 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.
Allahabd 128 km.
Bhopal 791 km.,
Bodhgaya 240 km.
Kanpur 330 km.
Khajuraho 405 km.,
Lucknow 286 km.,
Patna 246 km.,
Sarnath 10 kms.,
Limbini (Nepal) 386 km.


LOCAL TRANSPORT
Taxis : No yellow top taxis are available . Private taxis are available from travel agencies, hotels, etc. the rates of which are negotiable. Un-metered auto rickshaws, Cycle rickshaw and tempos are also readily available.

EATING OUT In Varanasi dining out can be a real pleasure. The city's various restaurants serve a variety of cuisine - Continental, Chinese, Indian and of course the traditional mughlai.

HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES Hospitals
Shiv Prasad Gupta Hospital, Kabir Chaura
Sir Sunder Lal Hospital B.H.U.
Rajkiya Hospital,Shivpur
Hindu Seva Sadan, Chowk
Mata Anand Mai Hospital, Bhadaini
Ram Krishna Mission Hospital , Luxa
Marwari Hospital, Godoulia
Cance Institute, N.E. Railway Lahetara
Nursing Homes Aashirwad Nursing Home, Birdopur
Shubam Nursing Home, Chandrika Colony
Uphaar Nursing Home, Mehmergunj
Singh Medical & Research Centre, Maldhiya
Dr. Gautam Chakravati Orthopaedic Nursing Home, Guru Bagh
Gulab Nursing Home, Hukulganj

LEFT LUGGAGE FACILITY
Left luggage facility is available at both the Varanasi and Mughal Sari Railway Staions (Open 24 hrs)


MUSEUMS AND ART GALLERIES
Archeaological Musuem, Sarnath
Ramnagar Fort Museum: Exhibits inlcude collections of former Maharajas of Varanasi Bharat Kala Bhawan, Banaras Hindu University.
Archaeological Musuem, Sampurnanand Sanskrit University.





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