Varanasi, or Benaras, (also known as Kashi) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi's Prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unraveled. Mark Twain, the English author and literature, who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Benaras
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Jantar Mantar is an observatory, built by Jai Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur in the year 1737. Jai Singh was a great admirer of science and technology and he was particularly passionate about astronomy. Before the commencement of construction (of observatories) he sent scholars abroad to study...more »
The train is on a neglected route. We booked our journey in 2nd AC but the coach was very old and AC was just okay. The journey which should not have taken more than 6 hours took longer than 9 hours. No catering service on the train. Toilets were very dirty.
As usual experience. Maximum trains in India give you the same experience as this one. Seats are comfortable (I travelled in 2nd AC). Toilets were clean till I got down. Maximum times this train gets you to your destination at time. But as I travelled in winter time it was late as maximum of the long distance trains do in winters in India.
The rooms are clean and service is good. I have stayed here two times and this place has not disappointed me once. It will always be the first choice for me to stay at Varanasi. Food was good but not great. For me cleanliness is the priority and this place gains the maximum points for that. I...more »
The journey was started at morning time. We arrived at charbagh bus stand & there we entered in a bus of Lucknow Depot. The speed of the bus is very good & we enjoyed the journey very much. It stopped two time at hotel for breakfast & lunch. The journey experience was very good for me.
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This hotel situated near river Varuna. This hotel room was clean, beautifully decorated and fully furnished. Its had free WiFi facility for every traveller. This hotel food was very delicious & hygienic. The mos good thing is that it has self auto cab facility which could be booked by only a...more »
The train was on time and the A/C 3 tier coaches are clean. The toilets are also well-maintained. But the route of this train takes few hours extra time. Instead of Amethi-Pratapgarh-Janghai, if it run via Nilalgarh-Sultanpur, then I suppose there would be at least one hour time saving to reach at Varanasi.
Varanasi is situated at a distance of 320 km from Lucknow. Known as 'The City of Temples' and believed to be established by the Hindu deity Shiva 5,000 years ago, Varanasi is well connected to Lucknow by road, train and air. However, the best way to reach Varanasi from Lucknow is by road, which takes around 6 hours 20 minutes. The places covered during the journey from Lucknow to Varanasi are Lucknow - 43 km -> Bachhrawan - 33 km -> Raebareli - 70 km -> Kunda - 89 km -> Handia - 37 km -> Ghosia Bazar - 48 km -> Varanasi. Several restaurants like Pizza Hut and Caf? Coffee Day are present on the way. Various hospitals, ATMs and fuelling stations of Bharat Petroleum and Essar, among others, are also available at regular intervals.
Transport options from Lucknow to Varanasi
Lucknow to Varanasi By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Varanasi, which takes around 6 hours 20 minutes. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges between INR 7 and 18, depending upon the type of car hired. This mode is ideal for group travel as well as for families with senior citizens and kids.