The oldest region of Varanasi, Cantonment was the headquarters of the British in the days of yore. This part of Varanasi was occupied by the British and was used to construct churches, headquarters and other essential outlets. Today, the entire area has undergone a transformation and has emerged to be one of the popular places in Varanasi. It has a peaceful and calm ambience with many green clearings that are used by the locals as parks and grazing areas. Several high end hoteliers have marked and secured their places here in Cantonment. This is why you can sight multiple 4 and 5 star hotels in the vicinity. The entire stretch starting from Cantonment is girded with dense green trees and wide lanes. This clean and elegant part of Varanasi is located close to the railway station and the bus depot which makes it a convenient location for tourists. Cantonment is a well connected area that is located at close proximity to the airport. You can hire a private cab or hoop into a cycle cart to explore the area.