Ghazipur is a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a must-visit area for history enthusiasts. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Varanasi at a distance of 77 km south-west of the city. The city lies close to the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border. The area faces bitter cold climate during the winter and a regular heat-wave in summer. Ghazipur lies on the banks of the holy river Ganges.
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. Bhojpuri, however, is the lingua-franca.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The city has a rich history, but does not have particular places of tourist 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; some mosques that are worth visiting 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 85 km.
The city has its own major railway station in the form of Ghazipur City Railway Station.
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. Get the best bus ticket booking offer on Ticketgoose.com.