The city has a historical, spiritual and religious significance. Millions of tourists visit the holy city of Varanasi in search of peace and salvation.
Area and Population
The city of Varanasi encompasses a total area of 1550.3 sq. km. It holds a population of 25.0811 lakhs with 10.5797 lakhs of urban and 14.5014 lakhs of rural population( as per 1991 census).
Varanasi is accessible to all the major the cities of India by railways and air. The nearest airport is at a distance of 22 km in Babatpur.
Varanasi attracts tourists from all over the world. Some of the notable tourist spots are:
- Vishvanath Temple- The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. The visit to this temple is said to be the most auspicious event in one's life.
- Benaras Hindu University- Spread over an area of over 1300 acres, BHU is one of the central universities of India.
- Ramnagar Fort- Ramnagar Fort is 14 km from Varanasi. The fort has a museum which exhibits the traditional weapons, and cars.
- Ganga Arti- The Ganga Arti is performed every evening to worship Mother Ganges.
- Sarnath- Sarnath has a religious and historical significance. The Bharat Kala Bhavan is a archaeological museum that attracts tourists from across the globe.
Last Updated on 11/05/2013