Tourism

EASY ACCESSIBILITY

Varanasi is easily accessible from all parts of the country. Very well connected by road, rail and air, the City of. offers convenient and comfortable travelling options to and from other cities of India. TOURIST OFFICE Regional Tourist Office/ Tourist Bunglow , Parade Kothi , Opposite Railway Station Phone : (542) 2208413, 2206638 AIR Indian Airlines flies to Babatpur airport which is 22 km. from Varanasi and 30 km. from Sarnath There is a. direct, daily flight connection between Varanasi and New Delhi. It also connects Varanasi to Delhi, Agra,. Khajuraho, Calcutta, Mumbai, Lucknow and Bhuvaneshwar. The contact nos. of various airlines and other information are :
Indian Airlines (0542)- 2502527,2502528,2502529
SpiceJet 09871803333,18001803333
Jet Airways Enter no
Kingfisher Enter no
Thai Airways Enter no
Mihin Lanka Enter no
Cosmic Airways Enter no
Terminal Manager Babtpur Airport : 0542-2623060
Airport Director 0542-2622155
VARANASI CANTT, RAILWAY STATION

RAIL

( Visit Indian Railways: www.indianrail.gov.in & www.irctc.co.in )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, Calcutta, Chennai, Gwalior, Meerut, Indore, Guwahati, Allahbad, Lucknow, Dehradun… the city has direct rail connections. Varanasi Cantt Railway Station Enquiry number 135. Some important trains from Varanasi station are Kashi Vishwanath Express (Varanasi-Delhi), Shramjivi Express (Patna- Varanasi-Delhi), Farakka Express (MaldaTown-Varanasi-Bhiwani), Mahanagri Express (Varanasi-Mumbai), Pawan Express (Varanasi-Mumbai), Sabermati Express (Varanasi-Ahamedabad), Ganga-Kaveri Express (Varanasi-Chennai), Purva Express (Howrah- Varanasi-Delhi), Himgiri Express (Jammu-Varanasi-Howrah), Siyaldah Express (Varanasi-Jammu Tawi), Marudhar Express (Varanasi / Agra /Jaipur).From Mughal Sarai Station: (16 Km. from Varanasi) Train from Mughal Sarai Station are Rajdhani Express (Howrah – Mughal Sarai- Delhi), Toofan Express (Howrah- Mughal Sarai- Delhi), North East Super Fast Express (Delhi –Mughal Sarai-Guwahati), Magadh Express (Delhi- Mughal Sarai – Patna). Varanasi, on (National Highway) NH2 from Calcutta to Delhi, NH7 to Kanya Kumari and NH29 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., Allahabad 128 km., Bhopal 791 km., Bodhgaya 240 km., Kanpur 330 km., Khajuraho 405 km., Lucknow 286 km., patna 246 km., Sarnath 10 km., Lumbini (Napal) 386 km., Kushi Nagar 250 km. (via Gorkhpur), UPSRTC Bus Stand, Sher Shah Suri Marg, Golgadda Bus Stand.

LOCAL TRANSPORT :

Taxis: Private taxis are available from travel agencies, hotels, etc., rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and three wheelers are also readily available. But on some routes specially the old Varanasi areas of temples and markets, one way traffic is maintained. And on that routes rikshaws or big vehicles are not permitted. Tourist should aware on hiring private vehicles, usually cars/taxis/four wheelers are charged for 4,8,12 hours or for full day, with kilometer limit inside city, for 8 hours the rate is between Rs. 500-1000 for 4 seated cars. The rate of reserved autorikshaw and rikshaw is about Rs.5 /= per Km. The tourist are advised to fix-up the fair before travelling.

CONDUCTED TOURS:

Varuna Travels,Pandey Haveli (0542)-2393371,2393372
Ashok Tour & Travels, ITDC Indian Airlines Building, Cantoment (0542)- 2503432,2502548
Surabhi Travel, Cooperative building, Nadesar (0542)-2502664 , 2507819
Sita World Travels, 53 Cantoment Varanasi  
TSI , Sri Das Foundation, Cantt, Varanasi (0542)-2505928,2500289
Travel Assistant, Varuna Bridge (0542)-2502954
Abhiyan Tour & Travel, Mint House, Nadesar (0542)-:2311596
Cosmic Travel , Varuna Bridge 0542)-2502246, 2504526

Morning Tours and Evening Tours are Organised from the Tourist Bunglow( Parade Kothi- Opposite Railway Station) and the Govt. Of India Tourist Office, Cantoment.

LEFT LUGGAGE FACILITY:

Left luggage facility is available at both the Varanasi and Mughalsarai railway stations(24 Hours)