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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Varanasi holds the top place among the list of sacred cities in India among Hindus. It's also called the City of Lights. It lies on the western banks of the river Ganga, with plenty of mysteries and mysticism surrounding it. This pilgrimage city has more to offer than just Kashi Vishwanath Temple. There are many significant places to visit in Varanasi. Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Gyan Kup aka the Gyan Vyapi Well, Ramnagar Fort etc. The city has 88 ghats. Most of the ghats are bathing and puja ceremony ghats, while two ghats are used exclusively as cremation sites. According to the puranic sources, there are five key ghats on the riverfront, important because of their association with a defining feature of the holy city of Kashi: Assi Ghat, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Panchganga Ghat and Adi Keshav Ghat. Varanashi is located at 303km from Lucknow.


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