REACHING VARANASI FLIGHT DETAILS
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 Bhubaneshwar
Varanasi is a major regional transportation hub. It is an important railway junction and is connected by highways to other cities in Uttar Pradesh and surrounding states. Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport lies about 12 miles (20 km) from the city center.
Varanasi’s old city stretches back from the Ganges to a maze of alleys, or 'galis’, or where you can walk and explore and touch the city at its core. Unless used to the regular life in India, you may find it claustrophobic and crowded, but this is the most interesting area of the city. The embankment is lined with almost 100 Ghats, with central Dasaswamedh Ghat being the busiest.
The main railway station Varanasi Junction, also known as Varanasi Cantonment, is west of the old city and a short rickshaw ride away; the bus station is also close by. Cycle or auto-rickshaws can be found outside the station; if heading to the old city just ask for Dasaswamedh Ghat. The airport is 16 miles away
AIRLINES AND OTHER CONTACTS:
- Air India 0542- 2502527, 2622494,2502667
- SpiceJet 0542-2623057, 2622577
- Jet Airways 0542-2622795, 2622577
- Mihin Lanka Mob- +91-9389990692
- Thai Airways Mob- +91-7897646673
- Indigo 0542-2622119
- Budha Air Mob- +91-8400484001
REACHING VARANASI Varanasi Cantt, Railway Station
Varanasi is an important and major rail junction. The city is served by trains from all metros and major cities across India, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Gwalior, Meerut, Indore, Guwahati, Allahabad, Lucknow, Dehradun.
Local Transport Varanasi Cantt, Railway Station
- Taxis: Private taxis are available from travel agencies and hotels. The Amayaa can surely help you book one per your convenience and budget and ease your travel around the city.
- Rickshaws, cycle rickshaws, and three wheelers: These are also readily available, but are not the best options to travel around some routes, especially the old Varanasi areas of temples and markets, where one way traffic is maintained and rikshaws or big vehicles are not permitted. Contact the helpdesk at The Amayaa to get more information on the best options to travel around Varanasi.
- On Foot: If you really want to live through the pulse of this ancient city, the best you can do is to travel on foot. Pack your food and water, don’t forget to take your camera, get Google Maps or a hardcopy map of the city, and get going! Travel through the alleys, take a breather at the Ghats, stop to cherish the colors and contours, and feel this city as it should be