Varanasi, also known as Kashi and Benaras, is the cultural capital of India and the ultimate pilgrimage destination. Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world and famous for its spiritualism, Indian philosophy, Ayurveda, Yoga and mysticism. 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. It is at the Gange Ghats in Varanasi where we see life and death together. India is a land of many faiths, a myriad of colours, smells & sounds, a cocktail of tastes and a melting pot of beautiful people... It is in Varanasi you will find all these aspects of India in abundance.
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