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“Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” Mark Twain.

 Varanasi (Kashi) has been the ultimate pilgrimage for the Hindus for ages. Often referred to as Benares, Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world. Its name has been derived from the two rivers Varuna & Assi owing to its location between these two rivers. The most ancient name of Varanasi was ‘Kashi’.

Varanasi is not only famous for its religious importance of ghaats, temples, maths but the city is also known for its lifestyle, education, art, culture, food and traditions.

The city has been a great centre of learning for ages. Varanasi is associated with promotion of spiritualism, + more about Varanasi

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