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Palaces & Cultural Tour - Uttar Pradesh  - Varanasi  


The city of Varanasi in India is also known as Benares (or Banaras) and to the devout as Kashi - the 'city of light' where Shiva once lived.  Built on the bank of the Ganges river, Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world and one of the most sacred places in India for Hindus.   It is believed that dying here allows release from the circle of rebirths and eternal peace for the soul

Facts and Figures:-

Area 83.05 sq km
Altitude 80.71 m
Language Hindi, and English
STD Code 0542

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