Varanasi

Varanasi, once known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, is a city at the banks of the Ganges river in . Being the most sacred city in Hinduism and Jainism, and important in the history of Buddhism, Varanasi is India's most important pilgrimage destination.
Photo: Sfu, CC BY-SA 3.0. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Hindu temple
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Railway station
, also known as Varanasi Cantt railway station, is the main railway station serving the city of Varanasi. Photo: McKay Savage, CC BY 2.0.

Mosque
The is located in Varanasi, , . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Place of worship
is located on the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith campus in Varanasi, India. Photo: Hiroki Ogawa, CC BY 3.0.

Localities in the Area

is a small village in , , about 13 km north-east of Varanasi. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Locality
is a downtown area in in the state of .

Varanasi

Latitude
25.3356° or 25° 20' 8.3" north
Longitude
83.0076° or 83° 0' 27.5" east
Open Location Code
7MQ582P5+73
Population
3,100,000
IATA airport code
VNS
United Nations Location Code
IN VNS
Elevation
86 metres (282 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 287687798
Geo­Names ID
1253405
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Benares
  • Afrikaans: Varanasi
  • Afrikaans: Waranasi
  • Albanian: Varanasi
  • Arabic: Varanasi
  • Arabic: فاراناسي
  • Arabic: وارانسي
  • Armenian: Վարանասի
  • Asturian: Benarés
  • Azerbaijani: Bənarəs
  • Azerbaijani: Varanasi
  • Basque: Benares
  • Basque: Varanasi
  • Belarusian: Варанасі
  • Bengali: কাশী
  • Bengali: বারাণসী
  • Bengali: বেনারস
  • Bhojpuri: बनारस
  • Bishnupriya: বারানসি
  • Breton: Varanasi
  • Bulgarian: Бенарес
  • Bulgarian: Варанаси
  • Burmese: ဗာရာဏသီမြို့
  • Catalan: Benares
  • Catalan: Benarés
  • Catalan: Varanasi
  • Cebuano: Varanasi
  • Central Kurdish: ڤاراناسی
  • Chechen: Варанаси
  • Chinese: Benares
  • Chinese: 婆羅痆斯
  • Chinese: 波羅奈
  • Chinese: 瓦兰希
  • Chinese: 瓦拉納西
  • Chinese: 瓦拉那西
  • Chinese: 瓦臘納西
  • Chinese: 瓦蘭希
  • Chinese: 維華拿斯
  • Chinese: 貝拿勒斯
  • Chuvash: Варанаси
  • Crimean Tatar: Varanasi
  • Croatian: Varanasi
  • Czech: Káší
  • Czech: Varanasi
  • Czech: Varánásí
  • Czech: Váránasí
  • Czech: Váránásí
  • Danish: Varanasi
  • Dotyali: वाराणसी
  • Dutch: Benares
  • Dutch: Varanasi
  • Egyptian Arabic: فاراناسى
  • Egyptian Arabic: مدينه فاراناسى
  • English: Banaras
  • English: Benaras
  • English: Benares
  • English: Kashi
  • Esperanto: Benares
  • Esperanto: Varanasio
  • Estonian: Varanasi
  • Fiji Hindi: Varanasi
  • Finnish: Benares
  • Finnish: Varanasi
  • French: Benares
  • French: Bénarès
  • French: Kâshî
  • French: Varanaci
  • French: Varanasi
  • French: Vârânasî
  • French: Vârânaçî
  • French: Vārānasī
  • Georgian: ბარანასი
  • Georgian: ბენარასი
  • Georgian: ვარანასი
  • Georgian: კაში
  • German: Banaras
  • German: Benaras
  • German: Benares
  • German: Varanasi
  • German: Waranasi
  • Goan Konkani: काशी
  • Greek: Βαρανάσι
  • Greek: Δρόμοι του Μπενάρες
  • Greek: Κάσι
  • Greek: Μπενάρες
  • Greek: Μπεναρές
  • Gujarati: કાશી
  • Gujarati: બનારસ
  • Gujarati: વારાણસી
  • Hebrew: בנארס
  • Hebrew: ואראנאסי
  • Hebrew: ואראנסי
  • Hebrew: וראנאסי
  • Hebrew: וראנסי
  • Hebrew: ורנסי
  • Hindi: Kashi
  • Hindi: काशी
  • Hindi: बनारस
  • Hindi: वाराणसी
  • Hindi: वाराणासी
  • Hungarian: Váránaszi
  • Indonesian: Benares
  • Indonesian: Varanasi
  • Irish: Varanasi
  • Italian: Benares
  • Italian: Varanasi
  • Italian: Vārāṇasī
  • Japanese: バラナシ
  • Japanese: ベナレス
  • Japanese: ワーラーナシー
  • Japanese: ヴァラナシ
  • Japanese: ヴァーラーナシー
  • Japanese: ヴァーラーナスィー
  • Kannada: ಕಾಶಿ
  • Kannada: ಬನಾರಸ
  • Kannada: ಬನಾರಸ್
  • Kannada: ವಾರಣಾಸಿ
  • Kannada: ವಾರಾಣಸಿ
  • Kirghiz: Bapaнаcи
  • Korean: 바라나시
  • Korean: 베나레스
  • Latin: Benares
  • Latin: Varanasi
  • Latvian: Baranasa
  • Latvian: Barānasa
  • Latvian: Kāši
  • Latvian: Varanasi
  • Latvian: Vārānasī
  • Lithuanian: Benaresas
  • Lithuanian: Varanasis
  • Lower Sorbian: Varanasi
  • Luxembourgish: Varanasi
  • Maithili: बनारस
  • Malagasy: Varanasi
  • Malay: Varanasi, Cantonment
  • Malay: Varanasi
  • Malayalam: Varanasi
  • Malayalam: കാശി
  • Malayalam: ബനാറസ്
  • Malayalam: വരാണസി
  • Malayalam: വാരണാസി
  • Malayalam: വാരാണസി
  • Marathi: काशी
  • Marathi: वाराणसी
  • Min Nan Chinese: Benares
  • Mingrelian: ვარანასი
  • Nepali: काशी
  • Nepali: बनारस
  • Nepali: वाराणसी
  • Nepali: वाराणासी
  • Newari: वाराणसी
  • Newari: वाराणासी
  • Norwegian: Varanasi
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Banaras
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Benares
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Varanasi
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Vârânasî
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Varanasi
  • Occitan (post 1500): Benarès
  • Occitan (post 1500): Varanasi
  • Oriya: ବାରଣାସୀ
  • Pampanga: Varanasi
  • Panjabi: ਵਾਰਾਣਸੀ
  • Persian: بنارس
  • Persian: واراناسی
  • Persian: وارانسی
  • Polish: Benares
  • Polish: Varanasi
  • Polish: Waranasi
  • Portuguese: Benares
  • Portuguese: Benerés
  • Portuguese: Kasi
  • Portuguese: Varanasi
  • Pushto: وراناسي
  • Romanian: Varanasi
  • Russian: Банарас
  • Russian: Бенарес
  • Russian: Варанаси
  • Russian: Каши
  • Sanskrit: काशी
  • Sanskrit: वाराणसी
  • Santali: ᱠᱟᱥᱤ
  • Santali: ᱵᱚᱱᱟᱨᱚᱥ
  • Santali: ᱵᱟᱨᱟᱬᱚᱥᱤ
  • Santali: ᱵᱟᱱᱟᱨᱟᱥ
  • Scots: Varanasi
  • Serbian: Бенарес
  • Serbian: Варанаси
  • Serbo-Croatian: Benares
  • Serbo-Croatian: Varanasi
  • Sindhi: بنارس
  • Sindhi: واراناسي
  • Sinhala: කාශි
  • Sinhala: බණාරස්
  • Sinhala: බරණැස
  • Sinhala: බෙණාරස්
  • Sinhala: වාරාණසී
  • Slovak: Váránasí
  • Slovenian: Banaras
  • Slovenian: Benares
  • Slovenian: Varanasi
  • South Azerbaijani: بنارس
  • Spanish: Banarasi
  • Spanish: Baranasi
  • Spanish: Benares
  • Spanish: Benarés
  • Spanish: Kashi
  • Spanish: Kashí
  • Spanish: Kasi
  • Spanish: Kaśi
  • Spanish: Kaśī
  • Spanish: Kāshi
  • Spanish: Kāshī
  • Spanish: Kāśi
  • Spanish: Kāśī
  • Spanish: Vanarasi
  • Spanish: Vanarasí
  • Spanish: Varanasi
  • Spanish: Varanasí
  • Spanish: Varānasi
  • Spanish: Vārānasi
  • Swedish: Banaras
  • Swedish: Benaras
  • Swedish: Benares
  • Swedish: Varanasi
  • Tajik: Банорас
  • Tamil: காசி
  • Tamil: வாரணாசி
  • Telugu: కాశి/వారణాసి
  • Telugu: కాశి
  • Telugu: కాశీ
  • Telugu: బెనారస్
  • Telugu: వారణాశి
  • Telugu: వారణాసి
  • Telugu: వారాణసి
  • Thai: พาราณสี
  • Thai: พาราณาสี
  • Thai: เมืองพาราณสี
  • Thai: แคว้นพาราณสี
  • Turkish: Benares
  • Turkish: Varanasi
  • Twi: Varanasi
  • Ukrainian: Бенарес
  • Ukrainian: Варанасі
  • Urdu: بنارس
  • Urdu: وارانسی
  • Uzbek: Varanasi
  • Vietnamese: Varanasi
  • Waray (Philippines): Varanasi
  • Welsh: Benares
  • Welsh: Faranasi
  • Welsh: Varanasi
  • Western Panjabi: وارانسی
  • Wu Chinese: 瓦拉纳西
  • Yakut: Варанаси
  • Yue Chinese: 維華拿斯
  • Banares
  • Banāras
  • Kāsi
  • Varanassi

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