Friday, 3 February 2012

How to Reach Varanasi

The new Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Babatpur, commonly known as Varanasi Airport is located about 22 km from the city centre and is well connected to ChennaiDelhiMumbai, KolkataKhajuraho, Bangkok, Bangalore, Colombo and Kathmandu.

The first railway line to Banares was opened from Kolkata in December 1862 and was built by the East Indian Railway Company. 

The double-decked Malviya Bridge takes both the railway and the Grand Trunk Road across the river Ganges near Rajghat. 

Varanasi Junction under the control of Northern Railways and Mughal Sarai Junction of East Central Railway are the two major railway stations within the city limit. Apart from these there are 16 other railway stations located within the city limits. 

Previously, the city was connected by a single road from Taxila going through Pataliputra during the Maurya Empire. This road was later renovated and extended by Sher Shah Suri during the 16th century and later came to be known as the famous Grand Trunk Road. 

The NH 2 linking Delhi-Kolkata passes through the city and NH 7 which is the longest National Highway in India connects Varanasi with the cities of Jabalpur, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Salem, Madurai and Kanyakumari............

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