Sunrise at the Ganga river in Varanasi Image credit: Richard IJzermans

Varanasi City: One of The World’s Oldest Living Cities

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Varanasi City is on the banks of the Ganga river in Uttar Pradesh, Northern Province, located in northern India.
The city is the spiritual capital of India. It is often referred to as “the holy city of India”.
Varanasi can be dated back to the “Iron Age India” and It’s the oldest urban agglomeration in the world being inhabited by about 4000 years.
The area of Varanasi is continuously inhabited since c. 1986 BC.

The main attraction in Varanasi City is the Ganga river. The scene of pilgrims doing their devotions in the River Ganga at sunrise set against the backdrop of the centuries old temples is probably one of the most impressive sights in the world. The sights are used in the movie Samsara:

Read more: Samsara: Tells The Story Of Our World

Varanasi is not a city with distinct tourist destinations, the joy of the experience comes from watching the spectacle of life and death- on the river and in the eyes of the people who come to the Ganga, but there are some Temples in the city there are worth a visit like the “Vishwanath Temple”.

Ghasts, Varanasi - Benares, India
Ghasts, Varanasi – Benares, India Image credit: JP Davidson
Benares, Ganga, India
The city is also know as Benares, India Image credit: David
Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, India
Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, India Image credit: Ramón
Varanasi Ghats, India
Varanasi Ghats, India Image credit: mariusz kluzniak
Varanasi, India, Ganges River at morning
Varanasi, India, Ganges River at morning Image credit: Riccardo Romano
Sunrise at the Ganga river in Varanasi
Sunrise at the Ganga river in Varanasi Image credit: Richard IJzermans
Benares, India
Benares, India Image credit: Vijay Duvvuri
Streets of Varanasi, India
Streets of Varanasi, India Image credit: Riccardo Romano
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