Banaras Hindu University
The Banaras Hindu University was established in 1916 by Madan Mohan Malaviya, with co-operation from Annie Besant. With over 30,000 Indian and foreign students residing on its campus, it is the largest residential university in Asia. Spread over a sprawling 1300 acres, the main campus is criss-crossed with hostels, colleges, libraries, a museum, and a hospital.
Verdant and tranquil, the University campus is a far cry from the hustle-bustle of Varanasi. The most prominent landmark is the Shri Vishwanath Mandir, located in the centre of the campus. Another place worth visiting here is the Bharat Kala Bhavan, an art and archaeological museum valued for known for its collection of Indian paintings, archaeological artefacts, and literary and archival materials.
From imparting knowledge of Ayurvedic sciences and Indian classical languages to that of modern engineering, the University is making pivotal contributions to India’s academic life.
The Banaras Hindu University is located just 5 kms from the Brij Rama Palace. Guests who wish to visit may easily do so by road. The hotel can make arrangements for the same.