Munshi Premchand Memorial Gate, Lamhi, Varanasi
Munshi Premchand Memorial Gate, Lamhi, Varanasi
Lamhi is located in Uttar Pradesh
Village location on Varanasi district map
Coordinates: 25°22′41.79″N 82°59′38.63″E / 25.3782750°N 82.9940639°E / 25.3782750; 82.9940639
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
82.00 m (269.03 ft)
 • Total1,841
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Postal code
Vehicle registrationUP65 XXXX

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 Hindi and Urdu writer Munshi Premchand was born here on 31 July 1880.[3]

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).[4]

In 2016, Banaras Hindu University established its "Munshi Prem Chandra Memorial Research Institute and Study Centre" in Lamhi.[5]



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.


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


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

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  1. ^ Lamahi (Approved - N at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ IAY Report for Financial year 2011-2012
  3. ^ "Lamhi village pulsates with memory of Munshi Premchand". The Times of India. 31 July 2009. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 13 October 2023.
  4. ^ "Lamahi-Gram Panchayat: About Us". Archived from the original on 1 October 2018.
  5. ^ "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. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Lamahi-Gram Panchayat: Tourist Places". Archived from the original on 1 October 2018.
  7. ^ "लमही महोत्सव का आगाज आज: मुंशी प्रेमचंद की जयंती पर खत्म होंगी प्रशासन और ग्रामीणों के बीच की दूरियां". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). Retrieved 13 October 2023.