One of the most scared cities in Hinduism, Varanasi is also known as one of the most ancient cities in the world. This 3,000-year-old site is graced by the Ganges River, whose waters cleanse the pilgrims who bathe in them. This astounding city boasts multiple palaces, built from antiquity all the way to the 18th century. Numerous religious rituals are carried out in this city just 700km from New Delhi. They are an indispensable experience for travelers who seek to understand the culture of death and reincarnation in India.


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