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How far is Banaras from Varanasi?

How far is Banaras from Varanasi?

Origin Banaras, Uttar Pradesh, India
Destination Varanasi City Railway Station, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Driving Distance 5 kms or 3.1 miles or 2.7 nautical miles
Driving Time 6 minutes

Why Banaras name changed to Varanasi?

The official name of Varanasi is not a modern name. It is possibly based on the fact that it lies between where the Varuna River, to the north, and the river Assi, to the south, flow into the river Ganga . The name Varanasi was spelt Baranasi in Pali, which ultimately gave birth to the name Banaras.

What is Banaras new name?

Manduadih
​Approval granted NER’s divisional railway manager (Varanasi) Vijay Kumar Panjiar said, “We received the final approval of the railway board for the renaming Manduadih as Banaras railway station on July 21.”

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Is Varanasi and Haridwar same?

Varanasi and Haridwar are the two most important cities for Hindus. The former is in Uttar Pradesh and the latter is in Uttarakhand. Varanasi is situated in the Indian plains and Haridwar is where the River Ganges enters the Indian plains.

When did Benares become Varanasi?

Benares State
• Established 1740
• Accession to the Union of India 1948
Preceded by Succeeded by Mughal Empire Chero dynasty Dominion of India
Today part of Varanasi division of Uttar Pradesh, India

How can I go to Banaras?

Travel options

  1. By Air. Varanasi airport is well-linked to some of the major cities in India like Delhi and Mumbai.
  2. By Bus. Varanasi is connected to major cities of Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring states by state-run buses.
  3. By Train. The Varanasi railway station is connected to major cities of India via rail.
  4. Road/Self Drive.

Which route is best for Varanasi?

Delhi to Varanasi Best Route While you can take any of the two routes, we recommend Route 1 Via NH 19. The road conditions are excellent and the time taken is less. However, it is advisable to check live traffic updates before leaving for your trip.