Varanasi is sometimes referred as the cultural capital of India and the melting pot of Indian civilization. Varanasi or Benaras has a well-developed transport network and is well connected to all the major Indian cities and states by air, road and rail.
Varanasi is connected to major Indian cities and tourist spots through
air service. There are daily domestic flights to and from Varanasi to
several cities in India. Apart from the state owned Indian Airlines,
there are many private air taxi operators that offer their services from
Varanasi to other Indian cities.
Since Varanasi lies in the heartland of the North Indian plains, it is
well connected to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and other parts of India. There
are two railway stations in Varanasi, the Kashi Junction and the
Varanasi Junction that is also called Varanasi Cantonment.
Situated in the flat Ganga plains, Varanasi has a good network of
roads. Numerous public and private buses ply to and from nearby and
far-flung cities. Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation runs a
fleet of well-maintained buses apart from the luxury coaches offered by