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Varanasi (previously recognized as Banaras) is one of the main religious cities in India. When you walk the busy lanes of the old city close to the Ganges River, you will find saintly men, saintly cows, and divine temples all over the places. The religious environment that results from this devotion and holiness makes Varanasi an extremely fascinating destination that one should not ignore. Actually many Hindus come to Varanasi to feel the holiness of this place and want to have there ruins spread in the Ganges River. Every time, there are cremations beside the Ganges at the Ghats. Varanasi is the most visited religious place by foreign tourists who come to India in search of heaven (Nirvana).
Reaching to Varanasi by different modes of Travels:
Varanasi has an airport and it is about 25 km from main city. This airport is connected by straight flight from important cities that are Delhi, Kolkotta, Mumbai, Lucknow, and Khajuraho. Companies includes Indian Airlines, Air Sahara, Jet Airways, Kingfisher, and Spice Jet all have each day flights to Delhi and Air Sahara, Indian Airlines and Spice Jet provide daily flight to Mumbai.
Several people prefer travel to Varanasi by train. Train travelling is the easiest way to arrive Varanasi, with numerous daily services to all major cities including Agra, Lucknow, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkotta. Train takes at least eight hours from Kolkotta, 12 hours from Delhi, and about 28 to 30 hours from Mumbai. Mainly trains run overnight for passenger convenience. Two major railway stations provide Varanasi. Most of the trains arrive at Varanasi Junction, which is located in the heart of the city, including these and other trains arrive at Mughal Sarai Junction, situated about 15 km east of the city.
Bus services to Varanasi are very slow and painful, and are commonly avoidable.
There are buses on a daily basis from Nepali border and other locations around northern India to Varanasi. Local buses depart from the central bus station close to the railway station. Uttar Pradesh state government runs many buses from major cities like Allahabad (3 hours), Kanpur (9 hours), and Lucknow (8 hours) to Varanasi.