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Varanasi, India

City of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Varanasi is located in Uttar Pradesh state, on the most sacred river of India, Ganges, and it's considered the most sacred place for Hindus. It has a population of over 1 million.


Varanasi Map

Varanasi is also known and Banaras or Benares. Pilgrims refer to it as Kash, as it was called thousands of years ago to describe the kingdom and the city outside which the Buddha preached his first sermon. Varanasi is also called Kashika, "where the supreme light shines", referring to the light of Shiva.

The city's unique culture revolves around the holy river Ganges. Legends say that the waters of Ganges have come from heaven to wash away the sins and sufferings. Thousands of pilgrims come every day to immerse in the river. The land in Banaras is also considered holy as Shiva is  believed to have lived there. There are thousands of temples dedicated to different deities. Banaras has always been of the most visited holy places in the world.

Airports

Varanasi Airport

Airport code : VNS

Public Holidays - 2020
DateHoliday
01/02/2020Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
01/14/2020Lohri
01/26/2020Republic Day
02/21/2020Maha Shivaratri
03/10/2020Festival of Colors
04/06/2020Mahavir Jayanti
04/10/2020Good Friday
05/01/2020Labor Day
05/07/2020Buddha Purnima
05/23/2020Festival of Breaking the Fast
07/30/2020Feast of the Sacrifice
08/11/2020Janmashtami
08/15/2020Independence Day
08/28/2020Muharram
10/02/2020Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
10/25/2020Dussehra
10/28/2020Birth of the Prophet
11/14/2020Diwali
11/30/2020Guru Nanak Jayanti
12/25/2020Christmas Day

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