Varanasi, once known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, is a city at the banks of the Ganges river in . Being the most sacred city in Hinduism and Jainism, and important in the history of Buddhism, Varanasi is India's most important pilgrimage destination.

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Hindu temple
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Railway station
Varanasi Junction, also known as Banaras Junction, Varanasi Cantt Railway Station and Banaras Cantt Railway Station, is the Main Railway Station which serves the City of Varanasi. is situated 2½ km northwest of Varanasi. Photo: McKay Savage, CC BY 2.0.

Place of worship
Bharat Mata Mandir is located on the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith campus in Varanasi, India. is situated 2 km west of Varanasi. Photo: Hiroki Ogawa, CC BY 3.0.

Localities in the Area

is a downtown area in Varanasi district in the state of . is situated 2½ km west of Varanasi.


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