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Varanasi oldest living city in the world

Varanasi is an pilgrimage cente of hindus.Varanasiis situated along the west bank of the Ganges in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.Benares is the oldest living city in the world.According to Marck Twain”Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth.Attracting over a million pilgrims every year, it lives and breathes traditional Hindu religion and culture.Temples form the major source of tourism here and the banks of the Ganges, the centre of much of the religious activity that occurs in the city. it is the hub of many traditional industries and is world famous for its silks. The town does a roaring trade in tourism and its infrastructure, hotels, transport.The best season to visit Varanasi and its temples is between October and March. Some of the major festivals and cultural events also take place in this period.

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