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The spiritual capital of the country, Varanasi, also known as Benaras or Kashi, is a city on the banks of the holy River Ganges. It is the holiest of the Sapta Puri, or seven sacred cities, of both Hinduism and Jainism, and it also played a pivotal role in the development of Buddhism.

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Sample Itineraries

Full day Itinerary

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the city, stop at a famous temple, visit a university and museum, and seek nirvana at Sarnath. End the day with the Ganga aarti.

Half day Itinerary 1

See Varanasi wake up, visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple and end the day at the ghats.

Half day Itinerary 2

Take in the sights and the smells as you shop for spices, ethnic Indian gifts and buy a sublime piece of Banarasi silk.

Varanasi’s Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is located 24km from the city. The airport primarily services domestic flights, with only select international flights.

Varanasi is well-connected to the rest of the state of Uttar Pradesh, as well as to major Indian cities like Mumbai and New Delhi.Varanasi Cantt is the highest revenue generating station of the Indian Railways and is one of India’s busiest and most important railway terminals.

Operated by both the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) and private agencies, buses connect Varanasi to northern cities like Lucknow, Allahabad, Gorakphur as well as other major Indian cities. Bus tickets are easily available across many reputable online travel portals.

Varanasi falls on an extensive network of highways, including NH 2, which links its to Delhi, Agra, Kanpur and Kolkata. National Highway 7, which runs from Varanasi to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of the country, is listed as the longest national highway in the country.