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City Name Varanasi
District Varanasi
State Uttar Pradesh
Country India


The Spiritual capital of India, Varanasi is also known as Kashi, Benaras, Banaras. The city is deeply spiritual and is a very important place for Hindu, Jain and Buddishm.

This is one of the oldest and continually inhabited cities of the world. Archealogical evidences shows that the city settlement began around 2000 BCE.

Spiritual History

Steeped in religious importance, the city witnessed Gautama Buddha's first sermons around 528BC. Adi Shankara established the worship of Shiva as an official sect of Varanasi.

Travel Information

The city is well connected in all modes of transport. Airport is 28 kms from city center.