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Varanasi

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks

Spiritual Capital of India

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion. Hindus believe that dying and being cremated in this colorful city by the Ganges ensures "moksha," the liberation from the ongoing cycle of rebirth and death. One of the world's oldest cities, Varanasi gained a reputation for its fine quality silks and grew into a commercial center. Exploring the markets and side-street workshops of the city stands as a highlight of most Varanasi vacations. Our India tour itinerary builder allows you to schedule your trip to Varanasi, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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