Travelling in Varanasi

Varanasi is easily accessible from all parts of the country. It is very well connected by road, rail and air and the city offers convenient and comfortable travelling options to and from the other cities of India.The Varanasi airport is known as “Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport” is 22 km from city center. Daily there are non-stop flights from all major cities including 7 from New Delhi, 2 from Mumbai, 1 from Kolkata, 1 from Hyderabad, and 1 from Bangalore.

Varanasi has 2 major railway stations: Varanasi Junction (10kms from IIT(BHU)), and Mughalsarai Junction (20 kms from IIT(BHU)). The city is well connected by trains from all metros and major cities across the country.

Private taxis are available from travel agencies, hotels, etc. Don’t miss the chance to roam around the city in rickshaws and three wheelers are also readily available.

Accomodation / Lodging

Varanasi is one of the most popular tourist spot in India. It unfolds its splendour and magnificent view at the sunrise and the sunset on the banks of river Ganga. It is this cosmic setting which attracted poets, artists, saints and great men and women regardless of their castes, creeds and religions to come here and serve as torch-bearers in every walk of human endeavour. Even today the Shehnai of Bismilla Khan, Tabla of Kishen Maharaj, Thumri of Girija Devi and the like testify how the sounds of the universe harmonise the Varanasi (Banaras) and the humanity. Vedic rhythms, intellectual discourses, music-dance, art-paintings are all taken as offerings to the same cosmic status of Banaras that house all faiths and religions in a perfect harmony. Being a tourist spot, lot of hotels and lodges are available throughout the city. Those who want to book accommodation by themselves have many options available for them. Our few suggestions are: Hotel Diamond, Hotel Crescent Villa, Hotel Broadway, and Hotel Banaras Haveli as they are within 3 kms from IIT(BHU) campus. Furthermore, many hotels/lodges are available nearby according to your budget.