Varanasi: one of the oldest cities in the world. Also known as Benaras, this city has been the center of the Hindu faith for all of recorded history. Kashi, Benaras or Varanasi is the oldest living city in the History of Mankind. This City is acknowledged as the cultural Capital of the Oriental part of the Globe. This is treated as an embodied diving. India, the nation with diversified culture has one unity or common that is Varanasi where cultures from all the walks of this country congregated and accepted this city as their spiritual Destiny.
For more than two thousand years, people have been coming from different states of India to Varanasi with their cultural heritage & lineage. This amalgamation of Oriental cultures and life styles of west made this colossal city a panorama.
Varanasi has been the religious capital of Hinduism since times immemorial. It was previously known as Kashi the city that illuminates. The present name is probably derived from the fact that the city is situated at the confluence of the rivers Varuna and Agra. As a place of devotion and worship, with hundreds of temples doting the city, Varabnasi attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. Many Hindus in the latter part wish to spend thir entire lives wish to spend their retirement here.
|Area||:||1550.3 sq. km|
|Temperature||:||Summer: Max 33 Min 17
Winter: Max 23 Min 10
|Season||:||October - March|
|Clothing||:||Summer light cotton, winter woolen|
|Rainfall||:||12.0 to 690.0 (mm)|
|Language||:||Hindi & English|
Airport is 22 km from Varanasi.
Varanasi is connected with important cities by rail.
Varanasi are: 565 km Agra, Allahabad-128 km, Bhopal-791 km, Bodhgaya-240 km, Kanpur-330 km, Khajuraho-405 km, Lucknow-286 km, Patna-246 km, Sarnath-119 km.