About Varanasi (VNS)
Varanasi, also known as Banaras and Kashi, is a major historical city in the Indian state Uttar Pradesh. Situated on the banks of holy River Ganges, the city of Varanasi is regarded as one of the most sacred cities of India. Its said that Varanasi was found was some 5000 years ago by Hindu God Shiva. There is an important mention of Varanasi in many Hindu scriptures like the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Rig Veda, and Skanda Purana.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the prominent attractions of Varanasi, attracting thousands of devotees each year. Other famous temples in Varanasi are Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple and Bharat Mata Temple. Jantar Mantar, Gyan Kup, Ramnagar Fort and Ramnagar Museum are few other prominent sites in Varanasi. The rich culture of Varanasi is quite evident in the Ghats here, situated along the banks of Ganges. Darbhanga Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, and Harish Chandra Ghat are immensely popular for performing religious ceremonies. Then, tourist can also see beautiful Ghats like Rana Ghat, Panchganga Ghat and Shivala Ghat, all promising a scenic view.
Varanasi is well-connected by airways to other Indian cities. Varanasi Airport is about 25 kilometres from the city center. Domestic airlines like Kingfisher, SpiceJet, and JetLite have daily flights to Varanasi from prime cities like Delhi and Mumbai. Varanasi air tickets can easily booked online with MakeMyTrip.com.
A city with great historical importance, Patna was founded in the 5th century BC, and is located on the southern bank of the holy Ganges River, and also straddles the rivers of Kosi, Sone, and Gandak. The city enjoys a subtropical climate the whole year round, and also experiences heavy rainfall during the monsoons. The city has been the capital of many empires, such as the Magadha, the Mauryan, the Gupta, as well as the Pala Empire. The city attracts thousands of visitors each year, on business and leisure, many of whom prefer air travel to the city, as most airlines offer budget tickets for their daily flights to Patna.