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Varanasi - Benares - Kashi

Varanasi also known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, is a historical and one of the oldest city in India. The city is sacred to Hindus and also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is said Varanasi is a melting pot, where both death and life come together. Its very difficult to explain in words what Varanasi is.. I think Mark Twain sums it very well - “Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, And looks twice as old as all of them put together”. [view large]

 

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Taken on December 2, 2008