Facts and Figures :
State: Uttar Pradesh
Location: The city is located in the middle Ganga valley of North India in the eastern part of the state.
Climate: Summer: 30 °C Min. to 45 °C Max., Winter 15°C Max. – 5°C Min.
Average annual rainfall: 43 inches
Languages spoken: Hindi and English
Best time to Visit: October to March
BANKS /MONEY CHANGERS.
State Bank of India, Cantt, Varanasi
State Bank of India, Banaras Handu University, Varanasi.
Indian Overseas Bank, Lahurabir Varanasi.
Bank of Baroda, Godowlia, Varanasi.
Allahabad Bank, Nadeser,Varanasi.
Allahabad Bank, Chowk, Varanasi.
Central Bank of India, Chowk, Varanasi.
Canara bank, Bansphatak, Varanasi.
IDBI Bank, Arihant Complex, Sigra, Varanasi
HDFC Bank , Arihant Complex, Sigra, Varanasi
ICICI Bank , Gyanwapi Chowk, Varanasi
Punjab National Bank, Lahurabir ,Varanasi
S.P.G. Hospital, Kabirchaura, Varanasi. Phone: (0542)-2333723
S.S.L. Hospital, BHU, Varanasi. Phone: (0542)- 2312542-45
Govt. Hospital, Shivpur. Varanasi Phone: (0542)-2282226
Hindu Seva Sadan, Chowk..Varanasi Phone: (0542)-2412143
Marwari Hospital, Godowlia, Varanasi. Phone: (0542)-2321456
Mata AnandMai Hospital, Bhadaini Phone: (0542)-2310592
Ram Krishna Mission Hospital, Luxa. Phone: (0542)-2391727
Cancer Institute, NE Railway, Lahartara. Phone: (0542)-2425338
TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES
Regional Tourist Office, U.P.Tourism. Parade Kothi, Cantt. Ph:(0542)-2206638, 2208413
U.P. Tourist Office, Sarnath.Open: 10 a.m.- 5 pm. Closed on Sundays and Govt.holidays.
U.P.Government Tourist Information Counter.Varanasi Cantt, Railway Station, Near Enquiry Office , Main Hall. (Opens daily 6 am.-8 pm.) Ph: (0542)-2346370
Railway Tourism. Ph: (0542)-2506670
Govt.Of India Tourist Office.15B, The Mall Cantt.Varanasi. Ph: (0542)-2501784
Govt. Of India Tourist Information Counter,Babatpur Airport, Varanasi.
Varanasi’s various restaurants searve a variety of cuisines- continental, chinese, indian and of course, the traditional ‘Mughlai’ .
Mandarin Restaurant, Parade Kothi
Winfa restaurant, Lahurabeer
Shahi restaurant, near rathyatra cross
Yelchico Bar & restaurant, near Sigra crossing
Amrapali, D.58/9 Varanasi.
Aashiyana Restaurant , Varuna bridge,
Haveli Restaurant, The Mall cantt.
Ayyar`s Cafe, Banaras Lodge, Dashaswamedha Road, Varanasi
Annapurna Restaurant, Piplani Katra Lahurabir
Kerala Cafe , Bhelupur, Varanasi
Kesari Restaurant, Godowlia Varanasi
Varanasi has, since times immemorial, been hailed as a premier centre for some of the finest handicrafts. The most renowned craft of the city is silk weaving. ‘Baranasi Sarees’ produced by local craftsman are among the most preferred, not only in India but across the world. Brassware, copperware, ivorywork , glass bangles, wood and clay toys and exquisite gold jewellery are some of the other crafts the city is famous for. Bhadohi Carpets and musical instruments are among the other shopping attractions.
Varanasi is famous for it silk weaving, and Banarsi silk are a part of every gril’s trousseau. Banaras brocades are prized the world over. Brassware, Copperware, Wooden ,Clay toys and Exquisite gold jewellery are some of the other crafts the city is famous for. The hand-knotted carpets Mirzapur and Bhadohi and musical instruments are among the other shopping attractions. Banaras is also famous for its ‘Langda Aam’, a variety of mangoes available in the summer. Betel life is also a speciality. The main shopping areas are Chowk, Vishwanath Gali, Thatheri Bazar, Lahurabir, Godoulia, Dashswamedh Gail, Golghar and Dalmandi.
U.P. Handlooms – Lahurabir & Nichi Bagh
Tantuj-Bengal Emporium, Dashashwamedh Road
Handloom House, Sigra.