General Information )
Varanasi is one of the oldest living cities in the world and the
ultimate pilgrimage for Hindus, who believe that to die in the
city is to attain instant salvation. Varanasi is the tract of
holy land lying between the Ganga and the Assi rivers. The Assi
river also flows into Ganga. Varanasi is also known as Kashi,
the city of light since one of the twelve 'Jyortinglinga's is
installed here. Varanasi has been a great cultural centre, especially
in the fields of music, learning and the craft of silk weaving.
: 73.89 sq. km.
Altitude : 80.71 metres above sea level.
Summer : Max 43ºC, Min 32ºC.
Winter : Max 15ºC, Min 5ºC.
Rainfall : 111 cms. annually (approx).
When to visit : Between October and March.
Summer : Cotton.
Winter : Woollens.
Languages spoken : Hindi, Urdu, English.
STD Code : 542