Varanasi also Known as Banaras, and Kashi is a conurbation in Uttar Pradesh, India. It lies on the banks of the sacred Ganges river. The main spoken languages are Hindi, Urdu and English. The average height is 81 meters above sea level. The postal code of Varanasi is 221 001. It is surrounded by Mirzapur, Jaunpur, Ghazipur and Bakiabad regions.
Varanasi is the oldest cities in India and has existence since Ramayana and Mahabharata periods and described in many Hindu epics and Varanasi is believed to be found by Lord Shiva and houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas known as Vishwanatha. Every Hindu aspires to visit Kashi once in his life time to take a holy dip in the Ganga and to have the Darshan of Vishalakshi sametha Sri Kashi Vishwantheshwara Swamy.
Varanasi is also well known for Banaras silk sarees and jewellery and handicrafts and it is the home to as many as 50,000 Brahmin priests and many arrive to Kashi in their old age to have their last breath believing that having last breath at Varanasi will present Moksha.
Latitude and Longitude of Varanasi
Varanasi is situated at 25.282 N and 82.9563 E.
Landmarks in Varanasi
Bharat Mata Temple
Banaras Vidya Mandir
Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Neighborhood â€“ Varanasi
Places nearby Varanasi are Mughal Sarai, Chunar, Chakia, Bhadohi, Mariahu, Gyanpur, Sadat and Zamania.
Transportation in Varanasi
Varanasi is about 310 kms away from Lucknow, the capital city of UP State, 320 Kms from Kanpur and 120 kms away from Allahabad. Best connectivity to Varanasi is through road, airway and railway networks. National Highway 2, 29, 56 and 7 connect it to the major cities across India. UPSRTC and private buses serve Varanasi. The city mainly has two major railheads Varanasi railway station and Kashi railway station which connects it to the rest of the country. Varanasi is served by Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport which connects it to all the major cities of the country.
Education in Varanasi
Varanasi is an educational hub. One can find many renowned affiliated schools and colleges that provide quality education and higher learning in various fields. Some of them in and around Varanasi are:
Tiny Tots English School
Dalimss Sunbeam School
Central Hindu School
Delhi Public School
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
Banaras Hindu University
Institute of Integrated Management and Technology
Institute of hotel and business management
Institute of Medical Sciences
Varanasi College of Pharmacy
Health Care in Varanasi
Being a famous pilgrimage center, Varanasi houses many hospitals which can handle any sort of medical emergencies serving both the tourists and the localaides and following is the list of few of the prominent hospitals in Varanasi.
Varanasi Hospital & Medical Research Centre
Apex Hospital, Diagnostic, Component Blood Bank, College of Nursing
Indian Railway Cancer Hospital and Research Institute
Shubham Mother & Child Care
Laxmi Medical and Surgical Care Centre
Sir Sunderlal Hospital
Shubham Speciality Hospital
Real Estate in Varanasi
Varanasi is a well developed commercial town and pilgrimage center. The tremendous influx has led to the up rise in the property rates. One can find many tourist and residential apartments in and around Varanasi. Some of the apartments in Varanasi are listed below.
Raj Royal City
SDS Raheja Residency
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