VARANASI

India’s oldest living city

VENUE

The venue of the URSI-RCRS 2020 would be ABLT Building which is adjacent to Director Office IIT(BHU).

REACHING IIT(BHU)

From Airport to IIT(BHU):

The approachable airport to the city is Babatpur which is approximately 35 km away from BHU. One can easily get a direct flight to Varanasi from cities like Delhi, Agra, Khajurao, Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow and Bhubaneshwar airport. The taxi charges from Airport to BHU Campus are about INR 800/-..

From Varanasi Cantt. (Junction) Railway Station to IIT(BHU):

BHU Campus is about 10 km from Varanasi Junction railway station. Round the clock Auto/Taxi services are available from Varanasi Junction railway station to BHU (Lanka). The tentative charges are for reserve auto, INR120-150/-, shared auto INR20/- and for taxi, INR 300/- to 350/-.

From Manduadih Railway Station to IIT(BHU):

BHU Campus is about 5 km from Manduadih Railway Station. This station connects mainly Varanasi within Uttar Pradesh/New Delhi and there is one weekly train from Rameswaram to Varanasi. Auto/Taxi services are available from Manduadih station to BHU (Lanka).

From Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction (Earlier Mughal Sarai Jn.) Railway Station to IIT(BHU):

BHU Campus is about 20 km from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction. Round the clock Auto/Taxi services are available from DeenDayalUpadhyaya Junction to BHU (Lanka). The tentative charges are for reserve auto INR 300/-, Shared auto INR40/- and for taxi, INR 350/- to 400/-.

VISA INFORMATION

Please apply through https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ We will be soon sending out invitation letters to all invited and contributed speakers. These letters can be used to apply for visa to India. Please note that you need to apply for a conference visa.

Ganga Ghats

The ghats of Varanasi, along the sacred Ganges River, are renowned for their spiritual significance, where rituals, prayers, and ceremonies have been performed for centuries. These steps leading to the river are a vibrant and colorful hub of cultural, religious, and social activities.

Kashi Vishwanath

Kashi Vishwanath Temple, located in Varanasi, is one of the most revered Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, attracting millions of pilgrims each year. This ancient temple, situated on the banks of the Ganges, symbolizes the spiritual heart of India.

Ganga Aarti

The ghats of Varanasi, along the sacred Ganges River, are renowned for their spiritual significance, where rituals, prayers, and ceremonies have been performed for centuries. These steps leading to the river are a vibrant and colorful hub of cultural, religious, and social activities.

Sarnath

Sarnath, located near Varanasi, is a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. This ancient site is home to several important structures, including the Dhamek Stupa and the Ashoka Pillar, reflecting its rich historical and spiritual heritage.

Ramnagar fort

Ramnagar Fort, situated on the eastern bank of the Ganges River near Varanasi, is a majestic 18th-century sandstone fortress. This historical site, once the royal residence of the Maharaja of Varanasi, houses a museum showcasing vintage cars, weaponry, and traditional artifacts, reflecting the grandeur of Indian royalty.

Streetfood

Street food in Varanasi offers a delightful culinary experience, with local specialties like kachori sabzi, chaat, and Banarasi paan tantalizing the taste buds. The vibrant streets are filled with the aroma of fresh jalebis, lassi, and other traditional treats, making it a paradise for food enthusiasts.

Music and Dance

Varanasi, a cultural hub, is renowned for its classical music and dance traditions, particularly Hindustani classical music and Kathak dance. The city's ghats and temples often resonate with soulful melodies and rhythmic performances, celebrating its rich artistic heritage.