Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world and the oldest in India. Located on the River Ganges it is a holy city. The waters of the Ganges are considered sacred and many Indians come here at the end of their life as it is believed that by being cremated on the banks of the river you will skip the process of reincarnation reaching enlightenment. This fascinating city is a place that has to be experienced to be understood.

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