Lamhi

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Munshi Premchand Memorial Gate, Lamhi, Varanasi

Lamhi or Lamahi[1] is a village, and gram panchayat, just north of the holy city of Varanasi in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.[2] The renowned Hindu and Urdu writer Munshi Premchand was born here in 1880.

There are two villages in the Lamahi Gram Panchayat: Lamahi with a population of 1,841 (2011) and Banwaripur with a population of 764 (2011).[3]

In 2016, Banaras Hindu University established its "Munshi Prem Chandra Memorial Research Institute and Study Centre" in Lamhi.[4]

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Lamahi is connected to Varanasi and Azamgarh by National Highway 28, a two-lane highway. There is a proposed ring road for Varanasi that would pass near to Lamhi.

Airport[edit]

The nearest airport, Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, is 20 km away from Lamhi.

Rail[edit]

The nearest railway station is Varanasi Junction which is situated on the Howrah–Delhi main line; the station is 9 km away from Lamhi.

Points of interest[edit]

  • Munshi Premchand Monument and Memorial Park[5]
  • Munshi Premchand Smriti Dwar (Munshi Premchand Memorial Gate)[5]
  • Munshi Premchand Sarovar
  • Lamahi Ram-Reela
  • Har Har Mahadev Temple
  • Lamahi Post office
  • Kashi Temple

Notable individuals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lamahi (Approved - N at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ IAY Report for Financial year 2011-2012
  3. ^ "Lamahi-Gram Panchayat: About Us". Archived from the original on 1 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Important Events" (PDF). Central Public Works Department Monthly e-Newsletter. Central Public Works Department, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. September 2016. p. 5. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 February 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Lamahi-Gram Panchayat: Tourist Places". Archived from the original on 1 October 2018.

Coordinates: 25°22′42″N 082°59′23″E / 25.37833°N 82.98972°E / 25.37833; 82.98972