The journey by train from Khajuraho to Varanasi is scheduled to take 11 hours 00 minutes to travel a distance of 451 km. The train departs from Platform 1 of Khajuraho Railway Station.
Train Times from Khajuraho to Varanasi
There is a train service from Khajuraho to Varanasi which operates 3 days a week.
- Train times from Khajuraho Railway Station (KURJ) to Varanasi Junction Railway Station (BSB).
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Location of Khajuraho Railway Station
Khajuraho Railway Station is 7.3 km by road from the Chaturbhuj Temple.
Location of Varanasi Junction Railway Station
Varanasi Junction Railway Station is 4.4 km by road from the Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
About Travel to Varanasi
Varanasi is the holiest of India’s seven sacred cities attracting around 7 million visitors a year, most of who are Indian Hindus, far outweighing the approximately 1.5 million permanent residents of the city. What makes so Varanasi so important to followers of the Hindu faith is the belief that if they die in Varanasi they will escape the cycle of birth and reincarnation. A lot of people come to Varanasi to die and be cremated on the banks of the river Ganges which flows through the centre of the city.
Varanasi is also important to Buddhists who believe that the Lord Buddha gave his first sermon in nearby Saranath and for followers of Sikhism who believe that Guru Nanak was inspired to create the Sikh religion following a visit to Varanasi.
Varanasi is one of the major cultural and religious centres of India and there is plenty to see and do there, as well as simply marvel at the city’s unique atmosphere. Major tourist attractions in Varanasi include:
- Ramnagar Fort: 18th Century Mughal style fort on the banks of the River Ganges.
- Jantar Mantar: 18th Century observatory.
- Ghats: Large slabs of stone forming steps down to the River Ganges. Some ghats are used by pilgrim for bathing in the river and other are used for cremating bodies.
- Kashi Vishwanath Temple: 18th Century reconstruction of an important temple dedicated to Shiva, which many Hindus believe that they should visit at least once in their lives.
- Alamgir Mosque: 17th Century Mosque on the banks of the River Ganges blending Hindu and Mughal architecture that non-Muslims can only see from the outside.