Varanasi Tour in India Travel
Varanasi One of the oldest living cities in the world, Varanasi is a very important pilgrimage site in India. Varanasi, known to the devout as Kashi, is said to have been founded by Shiva, Lord of the Universe. Situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges, the city has been a centre of learning and civilisation for over 2000 years. It was at Sarnath, only 10 km away from Varanasi, that the Buddha first preached his message of enlightenment 25 centuries ago. Varanasi derives its present name from the two tributaries of the Ganga - Varuna and Asi - between which it is situated. According to historians, the city was founded around ten centuries before the birth of Christ. The city finds mention in holy scriptures like 'Vamana Purana,' Buddhist texts and the 'Mahabharata.' The unique relationship between the mighty Ganga and the city forms the essence of Varanasi - 'the land of sacred light.'
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Varanasi Tour Attractions
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