Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is well connected by air
with New Delhi, Patna, Calcutta and Mumbai. Indian Airlines flies
to Babatpur Airport which is 22 kms. from Varanasi and 30 kms. from
Sarnath. There is a direct, daily flight connection between Varanasi
and New Delhi. Varanasi is also connected by air to Agra, Khajuraho,
Calcutta, Bombay, Lucknow and Bhubaneshwar.
Lucknow is an important junction of the Northern and North Eastern
Railways. It is well connected with all important cities of India.
Varanasi is an important and major rail junction. The city is linked
by trains with all metros and major cities across the country -
New Delhi (760 Kms.), Bombay (1509 Kms.), Calcutta (735 Kms.), Madras
(1970 Kms.), Lucknow (286 Kms).
Lucknow is well connected with New Delhi (497 km), Agra (363 km),
Calcutta (985 km), Kanpur (79 km) and Allahabad (225 km).
Varanasi is connected with Calcutta (677 Kms.), Delhi (765 Kms.),
Madras (1901 Kms.), Bangalore (1763 Kms.) and to the rest of the
country by good motorable, all-weather roads.
The best season to visit Varanasi is undoubtedly September end -
November. This is chiefly on two accounts. Firstly, the weather
during these months is rather mellow and secondly, this is the festive
season in India, especially the northern plains. So tourists at
this time can enjoy the gaiety and splendour that these festivals
How to reach Uttar Pradesh - India