Dudhi is a village in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is also known as Dudhinagar. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the holy city of Varanasi at a distance of 163 km north. The name of the place is derived from the word, ‘Dudhika’, a plant which produces a white fluid like milk (called doodh in Hindi) on being cut. Since this plant is found in abundance in the area, the area has been named Dudhika.
Places to Stay
The neighbouring holy city of Varanasi has plenty of lodging options. Some of the hotels worth a try are Radiant YMCA Tourist Hostel (Tariff – Rs. 744), Hotel Deva Inn (Tariff – Rs. 768), Radha Swami Paying Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 600), Hotel Sonmony (Tariff – Rs. 540) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Varanasi has got an abundance of tourist sites ranging from ghats (river embankments), temples and mosques. Some of the most popular ghats include the Dashashwamedh Ghat and the Manikarnika Ghat; the most visited temples are Kashi Vishwanath and the Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple; mosques include the Gyanvapi, the Alamgiri and the Ganj-e-Shaheedan Masjid.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi at a distance of 188 km.
The nearest major railway station in the area is the Varanasi Junction Railway Station at a distance of 164 km.
Varanasi has one of the busiest and largest bus depots in the region with services connecting to almost all district headquarters as well as the national capital of Delhi. Mostly state-run UPSRTC buses serve the local populace here. Before going on a holiday, check out various travel portals and get cheap bus tickets.