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How To Reach Shravasti
Shravasti is an important city located in the northern part of India in Uttar Pradesh. This city has a lot of archeological and historic significance. During Gautam Buddha’s lifetime, this city used to be the sixth largest city. The city has a lot of significance in Buddhism and played an important part back in the day. Since it is historically such an important place, a lot of people flock there from all over the country. You can easily reach Shravasti by taking a flight, train or even going on a road trip up north in your car. There are busses that will safely take you in and around the city so that you can go sightseeing. Now let’s look at some of the best ways to reach Sharvasti.
This city does not have an airport of its own and the closest airport to Shravasti is in Lucknow known as Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport. This airport is located at a distance of 188 km from the center of Shravasti city; this may be a little far, but this is the closest airport. This airport has domestic as well as international flights that transport passengers to and fro from different cities abroad and within India to Lucknow. Domestic cities include Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and international destinations include Dubai, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, Malaysia and many more. Once you land at the airport, you can take a cab or a bus that will take you about 4 hours to reach your destination in Shravasti.
Shravasti has good connectivity to other cities in the state of Uttar Pradesh as well as cities in adjacent states. You can drive up there by taking highways and expressways that lead to the city or you can opt to take a bus. These busses are run by UPSRTC and you can use them only when you are inside the state of Uttar Pradesh. The closest bus stand to the city is Gonda, a town that is 50 km away from Shravasti; buses will come here and halt and you would have to take public transportation to get to your destination in Shravasti. If you are coming from neighbouring states, you can take a luxury overnight bus that will take you to Gonda.
The closest railhead to get to Shravasti is Balrampur; this station is located at a distance of 16.8 km from the center of Shravasti city. Although it is the closest railway station, Balrampur is not very well connected to other cities and the trains aren’t that frequent either. The Gonda Junction Railway Station is located at a distance of 53.9 km from Shravasti and even though is farther than Balrampur, it has more facilities and more number of trains run from this railway station. Gonda Junction is well connected by rail to other cities in India. Once you reach either of the railway stations, you can take a cab to go to your destination in Shravasti.
You can get around easily in Shravasti by means of a taxi that can be found on taxi stands around the city especially near tourist attractions. You can also travel by auto rickshaw or cycle rickshaw to have a better feel of the city. If you are on a shoe string budget, you can always take the bus; these buses are operated by UPSRTC and they have fixed schedules and stops, making it quite a convenient way to travel.