KashiYatra is the annual cultural festival of the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi. It is that time of the year when all else is put on hold and the city of Varanasi come alive with the lights sounds and sights of KY. For the students of IIT (BHU), Varanasi who pursue a grueling engineering education all year around, this much-awaited 4-day interlude promises ultimate mastee -KY style. With keenly contested events, power-house pro nites, classical performances from maestros, rock shows, fun-filled informals, informative workshops and the prospect of meeting and interacting with college going junta from all over India.
The competitive events are broadly categorized under Literary, Music, Arts, Dance and Theatre. There are also various other forms of entertainment like discotheque, food & merchandise stalls, fun-filled informals where the whole crowd is involved. The main attractions for the students, faculty members, their families and the populace of Varanasi are the Nites – which play host to the professional performers from various streams of entertainment.