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Buddhist pilgrimage in VaranasiVaranasi or Benaras, the oldest existing city of India is an ultimate pilgrimage for Buddhist tourist. The significance of the city lies as Gautama Buddha preached his primary sermon in its pious vicinity.  There is a popular belief that Varanasi is a city which cannot be described but only be experienced. With its own fascinations, Varanasi is the famous city of Uttar Pradesh for Hindu pilgrims. But the place is mostly visited by a number of Buddhists every year due to its proximity to Sarnath.

How to get there

Varanasi is connected through all the major means of communication such as the Air, Rail and Road.

Air: Airways connects Varanasi to Bhubaneshwar, Lucknow, Agra & Delhi and other major places of India. The above places are openly connected by flights with Calcutta. The airport at Babatpur is about 22 km away from the city.

Rail: Varanasi is well- linked by rail with all the major cities in India.

Road: Bus service connects Varanasi with all the important spots of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Some of the Road distances are:-

  • Agra 610 kms,
  • Allahabad 127 kms,
  • Bodh Gaya 240 kms,
  • Gorakhpur 215 kms,
  • Khajuraho 406 kms,
  • Kushinagar 260 kms,
  • Lucknow 320 kms,
  • Lumbini 320 kms,
  • Patna 270 kms
  • Calcutta 681 kms,
  • Bombay 1550 kms,
  • Delhi 710 kms