A Brief on the city:

Varanasi, or Benaras, (also known as Kashi) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi`s prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrevealed.


Major Central/ State Universities in Varanasi comprise of Banaras Hindu University, Mahatam Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya etc.

Culture and Tourism:

It is the rich cultural tradition of Varanasi that makes it the cultural capital of India. A combination of archaeology, mythology, geography, art and history makes Varanasi a great center of Indian culture. The Ganga Ghats (river front) are the most popular pilgrimage spot of Varanasi and are centers of music and learning. The morning and evening “Aartis” performed here attract a large number of crowds. Read More

Important Contact Address ICCR:

Name & Designation Address Contacts
Regional Director/ Officer
C-3/3, Tagore House Banaras Hindu
University Varanasi-221005, UTTAR PRADESH.
Tel: 0542-2368631 (O)
Fax: 0542-2368632
Mobile: 09793050044
Email: Email: iccrbhu[at]gmail[dot]com FRRO:
FRRO Varanasi FRRO Varanasi,
Dulhan Ji Rd,
Near Town Hall, Bisweshwarganj,
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001