The patient Mr Umashankar at the office inside the train station has been dishing out reasonably impartial information to arriving travellers for years; he’s a mine of knowledge, so this is a requisite first stop if…
Foreign-tourist quota tickets must be purchased at the Foreign Tourist Centre, in the white-and-orange PRS building, about 200m to the right of the train station as you exit.
The Sankat Mochan Foundation, a charity dedicated to cleaning up the Varanasi stretch of the Ganges River, welcomes volunteers to help with research and administration.
English-speaking staff and doctors; 24-hour pharmacy.
Very handy Old City ATM near Vishwanath Temple.
State Bank of India ATM near Assi Ghat.
Tourist police wear sky-blue uniforms.
Convenient ATM near Godaulia Crossing.
Best PO for sending parcels abroad.