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Varanasi Travel Guide

Varanasi is a city in Uttar Pradesh that is situated in the heart of the Ganges valley in the state's southeast.

One of the oldest cities still in existence is Varanasi, also known as Benaras or Kashi.  Varanasi has long been a significant centre of study since Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first speech upon enlightenment, is only 10 miles distant. Sanskrit, yoga, the Hindi language, spiritualism, and mysticism are all promoted in the sacred city. There are about 23,000 Hindu and Buddhist temples in Varanasi, many of which have a long history and are incorporated into Hindu mythology. The experience of visiting a temple during Mahashivratri, Diwali, or Dusshera is much more divine since worshippers might see unusual and captivating rites performed.

Take a Flight to Varanasi. The Varanasi airport has good connections to some of India's largest cities, including Delhi and Mumbai.

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Where to Stay in Varanasi

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What to See & Do in Varanasi

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