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केंद्रीय विद्यालय, डी एल डब्लू, वाराणसी
Kendriya Vidyalay, D. L. W., Varanasi
(An Autonomous body under MHRD) Government Of India

Banaras Hindu University(BHU) 


BHU was built in the year 1916-1917 under the special act of parliament passed in the year 1915 named BHU act. The act was passed by the interim parliament that worked under the imperial British government. Mahamna Pundit Madan Mohan Malaviya and Annie Besant did the conceptualization and implementation of this university. Raja of Kashi donated 1350 acres of land for the construction of the sprawling campus.

BHU is the largest residential university in Asia. It has been developed as a center for education in Indian art, music, culture and philosophy and for the study of Sanskrit. The campus also houses the Bharat Kala Bhawan that has a fine collection of miniature paintings and sculptures that dates from 1st to 15th centuries. The 5-square kilometers campus of BHU, houses as many as 55 hostels. The campus has other attractions too such as the Birla Mandir that is popularly called VT. Close by is an airstrip and a flying club. The central library named Sayajirao Gaekwad Library is also worth a visit. Apart from various manuscripts and periodicals, it houses as many as 14 lacks or 1.4 million separate volumes. There is a 1000 bedded hospital too. It is called Sir Sunder Lal Hospital. Apart from concrete buildings, the campus features open spaces, greenery and peacocks, the national bird of India, which are found roaming around almost every part of the university.


 Sarnath has an important place in Buddhist way of life, as it is the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after he got enlighten in Bodh Gaya. A beautiful Stupa marks the actual spot where the sermon was delivered. It is called Dhamek Stupa. The place is a must visit for every tourist flocking India. Apart from that Sarnath has other attractions too. The most interesting among those is the famous Ashoka Pillar. The pillar is one of the many erected by Emperor Ashoka through out his entire kingdom after he converted to Buddhism. Sarnath museum is another tourist destination worth visiting in Sarnath. The place treasures some of the most valuable possessions and relics related to Buddhism.

Ramnagar Fort is the former as well as the present residence of the Maharaja of Kashi also known at times as Raja of Banaras. It is situated on the opposite bank of the Ganges along which the city of Varanasi thrives. The most important construction inside the fort is the famous 'Durbar Hall' or the Hall of public audience. The architecture is a subtle blend of Indian as well as Islamic styles of architecture. The use of marbles for the decorative patterns makes it splendid.



The city has a very deep historical importance because of the Chunar Fort that stands just off the town. It is said that Maharaja Vikramaditya, the king of Ujjain established the fort of Chunar as back as 56 BC. King Sahdeo who also built a stone umbrella like cenotaph inside the fort in order to commemorate his victory over 52 different rulers later inhabited it.

The Chunar fort also got famed because of its association with Mogul ruler Babur and Afghan Governor Sher Shah Suri. Sher Shah Suri got the possession of this fort after marrying the widow of Taj Khan who was the Governor of Ibrahim Lodhi. Emperor Humayun made an attempt n the year 1531 to capture the fort but was ruthlessly and convincingly vanquished by Sher Shah. It was later won by Akbar in the year 1574 but only after Sher Shah Suri died in an accident. It remained under the Moguls till 1772 AD after which, The East India Company annexed it.


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