A centre for learning, Varanasi has four major universities, namely: Banaras Hindu University, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies and Sampurnanand Sanskrit University. The city is located in the middle of the Ganga Valley in eastern Uttar Pradesh, along the west bank of the River Ganges. With a humid subtropical climate, Varanais can also become quite chilly during winter from December to February. A major pilgrimage site, Varanasi is well-connected to the rest of the country by buses and trains, as well as by numerous daily flights offered by various airlines, who also offer budget tickets, making air travel a viable option for most.
Airport Name: Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport
IATA Code: VNS
Address: Babatpur Varanasi
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