Kashi ( Varanasi)

here you will get information about Kashi (Varanasi) city.

 Kashi (Varanasi)

Kashi is a world famous pilgrimage site in Indian state of Uttar pradesh. It is one of the twelve 'Jyotirlingas' in India. It is also known as Varanasi and Banaras. The city is located about 130Km east of Allahabad. The region around this city was famous as Kashi, in the 'puranic' period and its name Kashi became popular. But from 24 May 1956, the government started using the name Varanasi officially. Kashi (Varanasi) is one of the important cities where 'Kumbh Mela' is held.
 
Kashi ( Varanasi) 
 
The city is also known for the river Ganga. The city got its name Varanasi from the two rivers Varna and Assi. Kashi has a total of 88 ghats along the banks of the Ganga. 
 
Kashi ( Varanasi) 
 
 
There are many temples in Kashi (Varanasi), the major famous temples are Vishwanath, Trilochan, Tulsi Manas, Durga, Sakshi Vinayak, Kalbhairav, Annapurna etc. Among them Kashi Vishwanath is the major temple which is one of the twelve 'Jyotirlingas'.

Kashi ( Varanasi)




There are many educational institutes in Kashi (Varanasi) namely as Banaras Hindu Vidyapeeth, Sampurnanand Sanskrut Vishwa Vidyalaya, Kashi Vidyapeeth , etc.
 
Kashi ( Varanasi)

 



Apart from mouthwatering food and amazing scenic locations, Kashi (Varanasi) is widely known for its Silk and Zari production. The Banarasi Shalu which is very populer amongs Indian women's is designed and made here. Along with this, factory for manufacturing Diesel Railway Engines is located here.


Kashi ( Varanasi)




Kashi (Varanasi) is popular for tasty and tempting food. You can enjoy 'kachori jalebi', 'malaiyo', lassi , Banarasi chat, bati chokha etc. The 'Banarasi paan' is also very famous.

Kashi ( Varanasi)




How to Reach

Delhi to Kashi (Varanasi) : Distance : 864km
 
You can Travel
by Air - 2 hrs approx.
by Train - 12 hrs approx .
by Road (Agra-Luknow expy) - 13hrs approx.
 
 Chennai to Kashi (Varanasi) : Distance : 1858km
 
You can Travel
by Air - 2:30 hrs approx.
by Train - 1 day 11 hrs approx.

Kolkata to Kashi (Varanasi) : Distance : 683km

You can Travel
by Air - 1:30 hrs approx.
by Train - 15 hrs approx.
by Road - 14 hrs approx.

Bengaluru to Kashi (Varanasi) : Distance : 1825km

You can Travel
by Air - 2:30 hrs approx.
by Train - 1 day 22 hrs approx.

Hyderabad to Kashi (Varanasi) : Distance : 1234km

You can Travel
by Air - 2 hrs approx.
by Train - 1 day 4 hrs approx.

Mumbai to Kashi (Varanasi) : Distance : 1609km

You can Travel
by Air - 2 hrs approx.
by Train - 1 day 5 hrs approx.