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How to Reach Varanasi

In view of the fact that not just a large number of religious minded Hindu devotees but also many common tourists visit the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Indian Holiday provides extensive online information on How to reach Varanasi.

Mark Twain had once very famously remarked that Varanasi is older than history, legends and traditions and it looks twice as old with all of them put together. But it is its quaint charm which works in favor of it. People are attracted by the labyrinthic narrow winding lanes, the temples which date back to centuries and the ghats, many of which are associated with religious legends. It is also well known for the lovely Benarasi saris.

By Air

Varanasi has a domestic airport. Regular flights connect Varanasi to some of the most important cities in India. These cities are home to international airports and are linked to several major cities of the world.

So no matter in which part of the world you are just take a flight to the national capital of India and from there avail of any of the corresponding flights to Varanasi. There are daily Flights to Varanasi from Delhi via Agra and Khajuraho. Carriers include the state owned Indian Airlines as well as several other private operators.

By Rail

Varanasi is well connected by rails to some of the prime metropolises of the nation. Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai as well as several of the other Indian cities are linked to it. There are trains traveling to and from the stations of these cities either to the Kashi Junction or the Varanasi Junction, also known as Varanasi Cantonment, the two railway stations of Varanasi. One of the best trains in the country, the Rajdhani Express between Kolkata and Delhi also passes through Varanasi. There are certain trains that you may not catch from these two railway stations at Varanasi but are accessible from yet another important rail junction Mughalsarai at a distance of just about 10 km from Varanasi.

By Road

Varanasi is also well connected to several of the other important Cities in Uttar Pradesh by a good road network. Other than the state government buses that ply between Varanasi and the other main cities and towns, one can also avail of some of the other public means of transport. Many private buses run, cars and jeeps can also be hired by visitors when commuting from a particular part of the state of Uttar Pradesh to Varanasi.