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Adorned with epithets like 'the religious capital of India' and 'the city of temples', Varanasi (Banaras) (Banaras) is the holiest of holy cities for Hindus. Not only does the city attract countless pilgrims, it's a place where many choose to spend their last days. Belief goes that the one who dies here attains eternal salvation.
Alternatively known as Benaras and Kashi, the holy city of Varanasi (Banaras) (Banaras) lies on the banks of the Ganges. Said to have been founded by Lord Shiva himself, this place finds mention in the epic sagas of 'Ramayana' and the 'Mahabharata'. Most people conforming to the Hindu faith strive to visit Varanasi (Banaras) (Banaras) at least once in their lives. Many of the temples here are centuries old, with some of the most prominent ones being Vishwanath Temple, Gauri Matha Temple and Kaal Bhairav Temple. Viewing the holy Ghats from a boat and taking a dip in the Ganges are considered as one of the 'must experienced' things in one's lifetime . Sari connoisseurs will have a field day here selecting some of the finest silks Varanasi (Banaras) (Banaras) is known for.
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reviewed on Dec 21 2012
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You will simply love the aromatic chai that is served in kulhad (handle-less terracotta cup) while you roam in Varanasi.
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