Banaras – Varanasi
Banaras, the holy city of India is widely popular as Varanasi. Banaras is known as the oldest living city in the world. Banaras city is the culture capital of India. This Banars place became the center for fairs and festivals by virtue of their cultural and religious importance. Festivals are celebrated almost every month. The celebration symbolizes life at its best with the dedication of Banaras beliefs. It is the holiest city in Hinduism and has been a place of pilgrimage for thousands of years. The city is presided over by the god Shiva, and rests on the banks of the Ganges River.
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